The Info List - Uprising In Vučitrn

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During the Austro-Turkish War of 1716–18, after Austrian military success, Serb peasants rose up against Ottoman rule in the Sanjak of Vučitrn, and also Novi Pazar
Novi Pazar
and Peć
in 1717. The rebellion was brutally suppressed by Ottoman troops.

Background[edit] During the Austro-Turkish War of 1716–18, Austrian forces aided by Serb volunteers penetrated into West Morava and set up a new border there.[1] The war resulted in renewed persecution against the Serb population in Kosovo, Metohija
and neighbouring regions.[1] The Ottomans relied on Albanians
for securing their border regions with Austria, the Albanians
becoming freed from the heaviest duties in return.[2] The Albanians
had for years opposed accepting subject obligations, but now promised to defend the land from enemies and to fight bandits among themselves; in return they were exempt from paying the mining tribute for that year.[3] However, they continued causing disorder and refused paying taxes.[3] In the second half of September 1717, during the retreat from Belgrade, at Niš
the Ottoman sultan chose Vizier Abdul Pasha to maintain order and peace in Kosovo, and especially in Skopje, Pristina and Vučitrn.[4] Uprising[edit] In Vučitrn
and in the nearby areas Novi Pazar
Novi Pazar
and Peć,[1] the Serb rayah rose up in a large revolt.[2] This came after Austrian military success,[3] and was meant to open the way for the Austrian army.[5] Tahir Pasha was appointed by the government to deal with the rebellious Serbs.[3] Ferhat Aga, the captain of Novi Pazar, joined Tahir Pasha to together break the uprising at Vučitrn, Novi Pazar
Novi Pazar
and Peć.[6] It was brutally suppressed.[2] The Ottoman troops that were sent to pacify the people and investigate, carried out new violence.[2] Aftermath[edit] After the rebellion, the Albanians
put pressure on the Serb rayah and the Ottoman local leaders.[5] Tahir Pasha was meant to keep the rebellious rayah on the land, but also to impose tribute on the "new yabancı (foreigner) rayah" (the immigrant Albanians) who seized other's property that did not belong to them.[5] Trying to address the Albanian problem, in September 1718 Tahir Pasha sought a firman (official decree) to eradicate bandits in order to calm the land "from their plunder and murder".[5] Only a month after the decree, Kurd Mehmed Pasha from Yakova was given the Sanjak of İpek, and Tahir Pasha is no longer mentioned as alive.[5] The harsh economic status, robberies, and threat of murder pushed the Kosovo Serbs
into either accepting Islam, or seeking protection under a strong lord (accepting serfdom status).[1] Many opted for a third alternative, to take refuge in other areas where life was more acceptable.[1] See also[edit]

Kingdom of Serbia (1718–39)


^ a b c d e Bataković 1991, p. 25. ^ a b c d Petrović, Blagojević & Macura 1992, p. 24, Bataković 1991, p. 25 ^ a b c d Samardžić 1989, p. 149. ^ Zbornik Matice srpske za istoriju. Matica srpska. 1992. p. 103.  ^ a b c d e Istorija srpskog naroda 1986, p. 102. ^ Milić 1983.


Bataković, Dušan T. (1991). Kosovo i Metohija
u srpsko-arbanaškim odnosima. Priština: Jedinstvo. pp. 25–. ISBN 86-7019-071-0.  Dželetović, Pavle (2005). Zločini Arbanasa nad Srbima. Obeležja.  Mikić, Đorđe (2007) [2006]. Mihailović, Kosta, ed. "Османско и арбанашко насиље над Србима Косова и метохије" (PDF). Косово и Метохија, прошлост, садашњост и будућност. SANU: 35–54.  Milić, Danica (1983). Istorija Niša: Od najstarijih vremena do oslobođenja od Turaka 1878. godine. 1. Gradina.  Petrović, Ruža; Blagojević, Marina; Macura, Miloš (1992). The migration of Serbs
and Montenegrins from Kosovo and Metohija: results of the survey conducted in 1985-1986. SANU.  Samardžić, Radovan (1989). Kosovo i Metohija
u srpskoj istoriji. Srpska književna zadruga. p. 149.  Samardžić, Radovan; Ćirković, Sima M.; Zirojević, Olga; Tričković, Radmila; Bataković, Dušan T.; Djuretić, Veselin; Čavoški, Kosta; Jevtić, Atanasije (1990). Le Kosovo- Metohija
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Serb rebellions

Ottoman territories (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro)

during Long Turkish War
Long Turkish War

Banat Uprising (1594) Peć
Uprising (1594) Serb Uprising of 1596–97

1603 1604 1609 1611 1613 Brda 1633–39 during Cretan War (1645–69)

Brda 1658–

during Great Turkish War
Great Turkish War

Arsenije III Čarnojević's Revolts 1694

Kuči Revolt Montenegrin Uprising (1709–10) Uprising in Vučitrn
(1717) Serb Uprising of 1737–39 1768–74 Koča's Revolt (1788) First Serbian Uprising
First Serbian Uprising
(1804–13) Jančić's Rebellion (1809) Vlasotince Uprising (1809) Hadži-Prodan's Rebellion
Hadži-Prodan's Rebellion
(1814) Second Serbian Uprising
Second Serbian Uprising
(1815) Belgrade Revolt (1817) Demir-Mićić Revolt (1819) Vlasotince Uprising (1821) Niš
Rebellion (1821) Priest Jovica's Rebellion (1834) Second Mašići Rebellion (1834) Niš
rebellion (1835) Pirot Rebellion
Pirot Rebellion
(1836) Niš
Rebellion (1841) Leskovac–Vranje Rebellion (1842) Zvornik–Bijeljina Plot (1847–48) Bjelopavlići–Piperi Rebellion (1854) Drobnjaci Rebellion (1855) Kuči Rebellion (1856) Pecija's First Revolt
Pecija's First Revolt
(1858) Prota's Revolt (1858) Vlasotince Uprising (1860) Herzegovina Uprising (1852–62) Trebava Rebellion Herzegovina Uprising (1875–78) Javor Rebellion (1876) Topola Rebellion (1877) Uprising in Vlasotince and Leskovac (1877) Raonič Revolt Kumanovo Uprising
Kumanovo Uprising
(1878) Brsjak Revolt (1881) Action in Macedonia (1903–08)

Habsburg territories (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia)

1623 1631 1632 1658 Stefan Osmokruhović's Revolt (1665–66) 1672 1693–97 1700 1706 1714 1718 1719 1723 1727 1728 1730 1735

Posavska Krajina Rebellion Podunavska Krajina Rebellion Pomorišje Uprising

1736 1739 1743 1748 1751–58 Petar Ljubojević's Revolt (1754–55) 1777 Tican's Rebellion
Tican's Rebellion
(1807) Kruščica Rebellion (1808) Serb Uprising (1848–49) Krivošije Uprising
Krivošije Uprising
(1869) 1870 Herzegovina Uprising (1881–82) 1883

Venetian Dalmatia (Croatia)

Kuridža's Rebellion
Kuridža's Rebellion

See also: Serbian revolutionary organisations, Military