Oliver Jens Schmitt, The Ottoman Conquest of the Balkans and Its Historical Arenas: on the Relationship between Regional and Supraregional History

Oliver Jens Schmitt - Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Vienna
pp. 9-35
Online publication date: 
Ottoman Empire; Late Medieval Balkans; spatial methods

The article aims at interpreting the Ottoman conquest of the Balkans as a major historical process in a larger spatial context. It discusses the late Medieval Balkans as a space that was interrelated with surrounding political and cultural spaces from the Adriatic to Anatolia and from the Black Sea area to the Aegean basin with a special focus on migration and diaspora groups.

Full text: