Research Topic: Islamisation of Anatolia Through Popular Narratives of Late Medieval Anatolia
Mr. Bozovic is a PhD candidate at the Department of Oriental studies of Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. His doctoral thesis is titled “Islamization of Anatolia as seen in popular narratives of 12th, 13th and 14th century” and it focuses on the religious transformation of Anatolia in aspect of its population and especially its population’s intercommunal and interreligious interactions and islamization processes. In the course of his research, he works on determining ethnical, religious and social self-identification of Anatolian population on the basis of Byzantine and Arabic popular narratives. Nonetheless, his project at ANAMED is focusing on how the events such as dissolving of the Byzantine Empire, coming of a vast population of Turkish nomads, Islamic rule and Islam as religion influenced the population of Anatolia, and especially perception of them by the local Muslim population in the popular narratives of Anatolia, i.e. Danishmend-name, Vilayet-name, Battal-name and Saltuk-name. The main premise of his research is the reinterpretation of the islamization of Anatolia through reexamination of the texts and their influences using Brian Stock’s ‘interpretative communities’ concept along the lines of Tijana Krstic’s and Ahmet Karamustafa’s research.
Cookies are used to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. You can accept all cookies by selecting "Allow all" or you can edit the settings by selecting "Customize your cookie settings".
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be turned off in our systems.
These cookies are used to provide insight into how we can improve our service to all our users and to understand how you interact with our website as an anonymous user.
These cookies are used to create your profile and provide ads relevant to your interests. It is also used to limit the number of times you see an ad, as well as help measure the effectiveness of the ad campaign.
Cookies are used to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. You can accept all cookies with the "Allow All" option or you can edit the settings with the "Customize Settings" option.