Sanjak of Montenegro

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Sanjak of Montenegro
sanjak of the Ottoman Empire

 

1514–1699

Coat of arms of Sanjak of Montenegro

Coat of arms

History
 -  Zeta 1514
 -  Disestablished 1699
Today part of Montenegro

The Sanjak of Montenegro (Montenegrin and Serbian Cyrillic: Санџак Црне Горе/Sandžak Crne Gore, Turkish: Karadağ Sancağı, literally Sanjak of the Black Mountain[1]) was a province (sanjak) of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkan Peninsula roughly corresponding to modern Montenegro. It was created in 1514 from the borders of the former Zeta, ruled by the Crnojevići, which had earlier been organized into the Sanjak of Scutari in 1499.

History[edit]

A big part of Principality of Zeta lost its status of independent state, though vassal of Ottoman Empire, when it was added to territory of Sanjak of Scutari in 1499.[2] In 1514 this territory was separated from the Sanjak of Scutari and established as separate Sanjak of Montenegro, under the rule of Skenderbeg Crnojević. When he died in 1528, the Sanjak of Montenegro was joined to the Sanjak of Scutari, as a unique administrative unit with certain degree of autonomy.[3]

The census of 1582—1583 registered the "vilayet of the Black Mountain" (vilayet-i Karaca Dag) as separate administrative unit within Sanjak of Scutari. The vilayet consisted of the following nahiyah and villages: Grbavci with 13 villages, Župa 11, Malonšići 7, Plješivci 14, Cetinje 16, Rijeka 31, Crnica (Crmnica) 11, Paštrovići 36 and Grbalj 9 villages; a total of 148 villages.[4]

Aftermath[edit]

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The Montenegrins expelled the Ottomans and asserted independence with the Great Turkish War (1683–1699).

Governors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johann Georg Kohl (1851). Reise nach Istrien, Dalmatien und Montenegro. Arnold. p. 334. 

    Die Türken nennen Montenegro „Kara Dag", was auchso viel als „Schwarzberg" oder „Schwarzwald" heißt.

  2. ^ Ćorović, Vladimir (1933). Istorija Jugoslavije (in Serbian). Beograd: Narodno Delo. Retrieved 27 April 2011. "Год. 1499. припојена је била Црна Гора скадарском санџакату. Али, год. 1514. одвојио је султан поново и поставио јој за управника, као санџак-бега, потурченог Станишу, односно Скендер-бега Црнојевића." 
  3. ^ Ćorović, Vladimir (1933). Istorija Jugoslavije (in Serbian). Beograd: Narodno Delo. Retrieved 27 April 2011. "1528... Црна Гора је потом поново припојена скадарском санџакату и остала је са извесним ... правима његов саставни део..." 
  4. ^ Vasić, Milan (1991), "Etnički odnosi u jugoslovensko-albanskom graničnom području prema popisnom defteru sandžaka Skadar iz 1582/83. godine", Stanovništvo slovenskog porijekla u Albaniji : zbornik radova sa međunarodnog naučnog skupa održanog u Cetinju 21, 22. i 23. juna 1990 (in Serbo-Croatian), OCLC 29549273