Conversion to Islam in the Balkans: Kisve Bahas? Petitions and Ottoman Social Life, 1670-1730

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CONTENTS
List of Tables and Graphsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Note on Transliterationxiii
List of Abbreviationsxv
Introduction1
Chapter One. Conversion to Islam before the Ottomans: Theories of Conversion9
Chapter Two. Periods of Conversion to Islam in the Balkans and Demographic Processes28
Chapter Three. Forms, Factors and Motives of Conversion to Islam in the Balkans64
Chapter Four. Kisve Bahası Petitions as Sources of Conversion110
Chapter Five. The Institutionalization of Conversion: Kisve Bahası Petitions as a Social Phenomenon145
Chapter Six. The Collective Image of New Muslims who Submitted Kisve Bahası Petitions to the Sultan, 1670s–1730s166
Conclusion193
Appendices
Appendix 1. KisveBahası Petitions: Facsimiles and Translations201
Appendix 2. List of Archival Units in the National Library of Bulgaria containing Kisve Bahası Petitions244
Appendix 3. List of Archival Units in the Başbakanlık Ottoman Archive, Istanbul, containing Kisve Bahası Petitions252
Bibliography253
Index267

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