The Krajina Project: Exploring the Ottoman–Hapsburg Borderland


in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780197264423
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734793 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

The Krajina Project: Exploring the Ottoman–Hapsburg Borderland

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This chapter summarises the results of the Krajina Project, which was established in 1998 to investigate the archaeological remains, material culture and continuing ethnographic legacy of this distinctive late medieval/early modern frontier society. The project has focused on an area in the north-west corner of Bosnia-Herzegovina, between Kladuŝa and Bihać, known as the Bihaćka Krajina. This was one of the last districts in the region to be conquered by the Ottoman state, not falling to the sultan's forces until the late sixteenth century — a territorial high water mark. The ethnographic evidence provides significant insights into the continuing legacy of the Ottoman-Hapsburg frontier in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Keywords: Bosnia-Herzegovina; Bihaćka Krajina; Ottoman Empire; pottery; Ottoman-Hapsburg frontier

Chapter.  9170 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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