Record of Service Units Dated to the Ungurus Campaign and Siege Esztergom in 1685
Zülfiye Koçak1, Dragana Amedoski2
1Bitlis Eren Üniversitesi, Fen-Edebiyar Fakültesi, Tarih Bölümü, Bitlis/TÜRKİYE
2Belgrat Tarih Enstitüsü, Belgrat/SIRBİSTAN
Keywords: Ungurus, Ottoman Empire, Esztergom, Service Brigade Units, 17th century
The failure of the Second Siege of Vienna had disrupted the image of the Ottoman Empire in the West resulting in signing The Holy Alliance Treaty by the European states against the Ottomans. Following this alliance, the Ottoman Empire fought in more than one front in the West, while the most difficult struggle was the one led against the Austrians. The thought of controlling the lands of Hungary was the main reason for these conflicts. The Ungurus campaign was among the most important activities of the Ottomans in the Hungary region after the defeat in the Second Siege of Vienna. In this work, the transcription and facsimiles of the census no. 7723 which is kept in the Ottoman Archive Division in the Directorate of State Archives, Maliyeden Müdevver Defterler, will be given. This source includes the names of Lağımcı, Beldar and Neccar who took part in Ungurus campaign and the Siege of Esztergom in the employ of the Seraskier and the Grand Vizier Ibrahim Pasha. These service units were drafted and recorded in the period from 23 Ziʼl-hicce 1096/November 20, 1685 to gurre-i Ra (Rebiü’l-evvel) 1097/ January 26, 1686.