Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ottoman documents at Venetian State Archives

Venetian State Archives (Archivio di Stato di Venezia) made available collection of (mostly) Ottoman documents under a collective title: Miscellanea documenti turchi.

For a detailed description see the article on Hazine :

  "The collection contains 2,022 documents related to the Republic of Venice’s relations with the Ottoman Empire between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. The collection is ordered chronologically with a small number of undated documents added to the end of the collection’s series. Documents n.1-1997 are ordered chronologically and include material produced between 859/1454 and 1252/1837. The majority of these documents are from the tenth/sixteenth century (n. 73-1117), although the collection has considerable material from the eleventh/seventeenth century as well (n. 1118- 1609)..."

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