16.YY ORTALARINDA MAKEDONYA TOPRAKLARININ DURUMU (1542 TARiHLi iCMAL TAHRiR KAYDINA GORE)
THE TERRITORY OF MACEDONIA IN 16. MID-CENTURY (ACCORDING TO AN iCMAL DEFTER, DATED 1542)
Maccedonia was conquered in the early 14th century, during the first period of the Otoman Empire. Consequently; it had been a very significant land from its conquest to the 20th century. It had been tried hard to reveal its development by
Ottomans, but due to the late governing term of the Empire, this development was ignored. Regarding this, it has been a necessity to study on the region's situation during the Classical Otoman Period.
This study presents the informations of Maceddonia's adminstrative and phsical situation in 1542, that was to welcome the position of 'today', and aims to reveal the situation of middle 16th century.
Keywords: Macedonia, icmal, Skopje, Bitola, Kicevo, Veles