Dalmatia between Ottoman and Venetian Rule

Contado di Zara 1645-1718

Tea Mayhew
Collana: Interadria. Culture dell’Adriatico, 6
Pubblicazione: Giugno 2008
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This book gives an overview of the crucial events that took place during the passage from the Ottoman to the Venetian rules in the Dalmatian hinterland during the Candian and Morean Wars in the second half of the 17th century. The hinterland of the capital city of the Venetian dual province of Dalmatia and Albania – the city of Zadar/Zara – has been used here as a case study to depict all the changes relating to: inhabitation, the appearance of settlements, changes in the populations and migrations, the forms and models of administrative and political institutions, specific border economies and the development of Venetian border areas through trade with the Ottomans alongside agriculture in the contado. Studied here is how the city of Zadar, whose life was organised as a typical coastal community like many in the Venetian Republic along with its contado, managed to enlarge its territory and incorporate elements of Ottoman political, administrative and cultural heritage along with thousands of Ottoman Christian subjects.

  • Preface by Drago Roksandic
    Preface by Egidio Ivetic
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Wars and Peace in Dalmatia (1645-1718)
    • 1. Venetian-Ottoman conflicts in Dalmatia before 1645. 2. The war in Dalmatia 1645-1669. 3. The truce years 1670-1684. 4. Morean War in Dalmatia 1684-1699. 5. The truce 1699-1714 and the war 1715-1718.
  • 2. Landscape and Continuity of Habitation
    • 1. Geo-physical characteristics of the territory. 2. Continuity and discontinuity of settlements and habitation before the Ottoman intrusions. 3. Continuity and discontinuity of settlements and habitation after the Ottoman intrusions. 4. Zadar’s hinterland within the Sandjak Krka and Lika. 5. Expansion of the Venetian dominion in Zadar’s hinterland. 6. Changes in the appearance of the settlements. 7. The appearance of the Morlach villages. 8. Useful landscape – cadastre and land management. 9. Perception of the natural and cultural landscape. 10. Natural and human borders.
  • 3. Administrative Changeover
    • 1. Territorial and administrative organisation of Zadar’s hinterland. 2. Venetian representatives. 3. Autonomies and rules. 4. Restoration of the town of Nin and its territory.
  • 4. Migrations
    • 1. Phases of population movements. 2. General overview of migrations in Zadar’s hinterland 1571-1718. 3. Phases and directions of migrations. 4. Identification of migrants. 5. Venetian attitudes towards immigrants. 6. Integration of the newcomers. 7. Habitanti vecchi – habitanti nuovi. 8. Population changes seen through the cadastre. 9. Confessional situation.
  • 5. Newcomers within Economic and Social Contexts
    • 1. Rural economy and organisation of land in acquisto vecchio. 2. Transhumance across the borders. 3. New societies and land distribution in acquisto nuovo. 4. The newcomers and problems with the tax collections. 5. Zadar’s scala and trade with the hinterland. 6. War/border economy – robbery and slave trade. 7. Victualling, hospitals and charity.
  • Conclusion
  • Maps
    Index nominum

Tea Mayhew

Tea Mayhew gained her Ph.D. in history at the University of Padua. Her research interest is in the Early Modern history of the eastern Adriatic coast. She works as a curator in the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral in Rijeka.

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