The map above shows how long the Ottoman Empire ruled the various parts of the Western Balkans. Some regions were ruled for over 500 years, whereas others were ruled for less than a century and some were never conquered at all.
To learn more have a look at the following books:
- The Balkans: A Short History (Modern Library Chronicles)
- The Balkans in World History (New Oxford World History)
- Imperial Legacy
- The Ottoman ‘Wild West’: The Balkan Frontier in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
- The Bridge on the Drina (Phoenix Fiction)
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