Prof. Dr. Nenad Moačanin

 

Name and Surname: Nenad Moačanin
Place and Year of Birth: Zagreb, Republic of Croatia, 1949.
Academic Degree: PhD
University Position: Professor
Institution of Employment: History Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Main Field of Scholarly Interest: Taxation in the Ottoman Empire (15th-18th century), demographic trends

Bibliography

Curriculum vitae:

Professor Nenad Moačanin was born in 1949 in Zagreb, Croatia where he has got the classical high-school diploma. At the Zagreb University he has completed the study of history (general and national) in 1973. Then in 1979 at the Sarajevo University he obtained the B.A. degree in Oriental Studies, main subject Turkish language and literature (with the degree thesis on the poetry and humanism of Yunus Emre). Again, in 1990 at the Zagreb University he successfully defended his PhD thesis „Towns in Ottoman-Turkish Slavonia and Sirem“. Since 1984 he is frequently attending the principal conferences in the realm of Ottoman and Turkish history (mainly CIÉPO, as a member of the board since 2004, and ICOSEH, as a member of the Executive Commitee since 2001). In 2008 he was co-organizer of the 18th CIEPO congress in Zagreb. From 1978 until 1992 he was working at the Historical Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, then until the present day at the History department of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Zagreb University, since 2002 as professor. Presently he is the head of the chair for national history. He teaches courses on Early Modern Croatian History in Ottoman context and history of Western Balkan 16-18th century at the History Department and Islamic Civilization, Ottoman Paleography & Diplomatics at the Department of Turkish Studies. In 2012 he was elected associate member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

In the last fifteen years professor Nenad Moačanin participated in several research projects in the field of Ottoman history and its heritage in the Croatia and Southeastern Europe. Until present, he was Principal Investigator on three successful projects:
“Croatian Society from XV till XVIII century”, “Croato-Turcica” (1999-2006) and “Turkish sources for demographic picture of Croatian area and surroundings (16th-18th centuries)” (2007 – 2013). All this projects were financed by Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport.

He was staying on three months specialization in 1980/81. in Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des Nahen Ostens sowie für Turkologie in Munich, and after that for shorter and longer periods in American Research Institut in Turkey (Arit). He was performing archival research in many foreign institutions, but mostly in turkish archives (in 1988, 1992, 1998-1999, 2009 and 2012).
He has presented the results of his investigations on numerous international conferences. Also, he was invited to hold lectures on doctoral studies on Department for History at University of Maribor and University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, UC Riverside in USA (2011) and Bilkent University in Turkey (2012). He has also produced a number of entries for Turkish, Croatian and other encyclopedias and manuals (Türkler, İslam Ansiklopedisi, Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire).
The main field of his scholarly interest is primarily the social and economic history of the Ottoman Empire in Europe whereby his main contribution is the evaluation of the Ottoman tax records (1650 – 1850) as the source for demographic estimations under a new angle. Since the 1980-es he was promoting Turkology and Ottoman studies in Croatia where they did not exist previously, except for rare and short-lived attempts. In 1994, he became the co-founder of the study of Turkology in Croatia on the organized and regular basis. In Livno, also in Bosnia-Herzegovina, together with Professor Michael Ursinus, he has recently helped the founding of the research center for transregional Bosnian-Dalmatian history in the Ottoman period.
Nenad Moačanin has published five books and about eighty articles and reviews. He speaks English, German, French, Turkish and Italian and uses literature on several other languages.
He is member of Comité international d’études pré-ottomanes et ottomanes (board); International Association for Ottoman Social and Economic History (board); Collaborative member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and arts and honourable member of Turkish historical Society.

Publications of professor Nenad Moačanin include (Selection):
Books:
●Požega i Požeština u sklopu Osmanskoga carstva (1537.-1691.), Jastrebarsko, 1997, 544 p. (Pojega and its kaza in the Framework of the Ottoman Empire)
WoS: 1 citations
Scopus: 1 citations
Google Scholar: 2 citations
●Turska Hrvatska, Zagreb 1999, 211 p. (Turkish Croatia)
Wos: 2 citations
Scopus: 2 citations
Google Scholar: 1 citation
●Slavonija i Srijem u razdoblju osmanske vladavine, Slavonski Brod 2001, 202 p. (Slavonia and Sirem during the Ottoman Rule)
Wos: 1 citation
Scopus: 3 citations
Google Scholar: 8 citations
●Town and Country on the Middle Danube, Leiden-Boston 2006, 264 p.
WoS: 4 citations
Scopus: 2 citations
Google Scholar: 2 citations
●Hrvatsko-slavonska Vojna Krajina i Hrvati pod vlašću Osmanskoga Carstva u Ranome Novom vijeku, Zagreb 2007, 196 p. (co-authorship with Željko Holjevac) (the Croatian Military Border and Croats under the Rule of the Ottoman Empire in the Early Middle Ages)
Scopus: 1 citation

Articles:
●”Demographical Trends in the Ottoman Empire in Europe and their Impact on Economy: Neither the West, nor the East.” Relazioni Economiche Tra Europa e Mondo Islamico, Secc.XIII-XVIII.Atti Della »Trentottesima Settimana Di Studi«, 1-5 Maggio 2006: 55-73
Wos: 1 citations
Scopus: 1 citation
●Turska Virovitica // 725 godina franjevaca u Virovitici : zbornik radova međunarodnog simpozija : [Virovitica, 17. – 19. listopada 2005.] / Martinčić, Julijo ; Hackenberger, Dubravka (ur.). Osijek : Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti, Zavod za znanstveni i umjetnički rad u Osijeku, 2006. Str. 17-22.
Scopus: 1 citation
●”Osmansko-Turska Arhivska Grada Za Povijest Slavonskog Broda i Okolice: Pregled Istraživačkih Mogućnosti i Nacrt Povijesnog Razvitka Grada i Okolice u Razdoblju Turske Vlasti.” U: Zbornik Radova Sa Znanstvenog Skupa o Slavonskom Brodu u Povodu 750.Obljetnice Prvoga Pisanog Spomena Imena Broda, 2000, 133-144.
Scopus: 1 citation
●”O problemima kartografske identifikacije obavijesti iz osmanskih popisa bosanskih krajišta.” Radovi Zavoda za hrvatsku povijest 32.1 (2000): 345-347.
Google Scholar: 3 citations
●”Mass Islamization of the Peasants in Bosnia: Demystifications.” Melanges Professor Machiel Kiel: 353-58.
Google Scholar: 2 citations
● “The Historical Fate of Croatia and Turco-Croatian Relations in the Past.” Ankara Üniversitesi Dil Ve Tarih- Coǧrafya Fakültesi Tarih Bölümü Tarih Araştirmalari Dergisi 16, 1992, 243-255.
WoS: 1 citat
Scopus: 1 citat
●”Ime Gospić u svijetlu turskih izvora.” Croatica Christiana Periodica 14.26 (1990): 51-54.
Google Scholar: 2 citata
●”Osječki ili Požeški sandžak.” Zbornik Odsjeka za povijesne znanosti Zavoda za povijesne i društvene znanosti Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti/Zbornik Zavoda za povijesne znanosti IC JAZU/Zbornik Historijskog zavoda JA/Zbornik Historijskog instituta JA 12 (1983): 35-40.
Google Scholar: 1 citat

 

Publications in the last five years:

● « La conversione di massa di contadini bosniaci all’Islam », in: (a cura di) Luciano Vaccaro, Storia religiosa dell’Islam nei Balcani, Gazzada (VA) 2008., 169-188.
● « Tri slavonska sandžaka – jedno kratko i jedno dugo tursko stoljeće », in: B. Biškupić-V. Kusin- B. Šulc, Slavonija, Baranja i Srijem – vrela europske civilizacije, I. Volume, Zagreb 2009., 268-277.
● « O pouzdanosti osmanskih katastarskih popisa », in: Nimetullah Hafiz, Proceedings of the IVth International South-East Europe Turkology Symposium, Prizren 2011., 223 – 228.
● « Sitne daće, krupne implikacije », in: Spomenica Josipa Adamčeka, Zagreb 2009., 145-165.
●”The complex origin of the Bosnian ocaklık timar”, in: Halil İnalcık Armağanı – I, Ankara 2009., 142-167.
● “Remek-djelo habsburške (mletačke?) obavještajne službe: anonimni “geografsko-statistički” opis Bosanskog pašaluka (oko 1625.)”, in: Zbornik Nikše Stančića, Zagreb 2011., 77-88.
● “Whether in comparison with the earlier inventories the cizye registers in XVIII century are doing the research of the demographic tendencies on the Balkans easier”, in: Rumen Kovachev (ur.) Iz praktikata na osmanskata kancelarija. Sofia, 2011., 165-170.
● “Stanovništvo Bosanskog ejaleta u 18. stoljeću prema popisima glavarine”, Rad HAZU, 516, Zagreb 2013., 95 – 120.