Gábor Kármán, Tributaries and Peripheries of the Ottoman Empire, Leyde, Brill, 2020 (336 P., 115 €)

Tributaries and Peripheries of the Ottoman Empire offers thirteen studies on the relationship between Ottoman tributaries with each other in the imperial framework, as well as with neighboring border provinces of the empire’s core territories from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries. A variety of surveys related to the Cossack Ukraine, the Crimean Khanate, Dagestan, Moldavia, Ragusa, Transylvania, Upper Hungary and Wallachia allow the reader to see hitherto less known subtleties of the Ottoman administration’s hierarchic structures and the liberties and restrictions of the office-holders’ power. They also shed light upon the strategies of coalition-building among the elites of the tributaries as well as the core provinces of the border zones, which determined their cooperation, but also the competition between them.

Gábor Kármán, Ph.D. (2009), Eötvös Loránd University, is a research fellow of the Research Center for the Humanities (until recently of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Institute of History. He published widely on the history of Transylvania in various contexts.

Table of contents

  List of Maps
  Notes on Contributors

    Gábor Kármán

 1 Watching over Neighboring Provinces in the Ottoman Empire: The Case of Tributary Princes from the North of the Danube in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
    Viorel Panaite

 2 The Role of Moldavia and Wallachia in Transylvania’s Contacts to the Sublime Porte
    Klára Jakó

 3 News in Wallachia and Moldavia during the Ottoman Hegemony: Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
    Ovidiu Cristea

 4 Calling for Justice and Protection: Sixteenth-Century Wallachian and Moldavian Tributaries as Petitioners to the Imperial Stirrup
    Radu G. Păun

 5 Daghestan during the Long Ottoman-Safavid War (1578–1639): The Shamkhals’ Relations with Ottoman Pashas
    Dariusz Kołodziejczyk

 6 The Principality of Transylvania and the Ottoman Province of Eger, 1596–1660
    Balázs Sudár

 7 Trade, Diplomacy, and Corruption in Seventeenth-Century Ottoman Bosnia: The Ragusan Experience of a Complex Relationship
    Erica Mezzoli

 8 The Curious Case of Caterina Cercheza: Marriage, Cross-Border Patronage, and Ottoman-Moldavian Politics in the Mid-Seventeenth Century
    Michał Wasiucionek

 9 Prince György Rákóczi I of Transylvania and the Elite of Ottoman Hungary, 1630–1636
    János B. Szabó

 10 Ottoman Protection of Cossack Ukraine under Hetman Petro Doroshenko: Between Legal Aspects and Actual Practice
    Tetiana Grygorieva

 11 King Thököly in Chains: The Fall of the Ottoman Tributary State of Upper Hungary
    Gábor Kármán

 12 Designers or Obedient Executors of the Ottoman Northeastern Policy? The Governors of the Caffa and Trabzon Provinces at the Turn of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
    Natalia Królikowska-Jedlińska

 13 Dealing with Ottoman Outlaws from Land and Sea: Case Studies of Dubrovnik (1746–1748)
    Ruža Radoš Ćurić

  Appendix: A Glossary of Place Names from the Eastern Half of Europe

  Index of Names