Soli (zemlja)

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Soli or was a zemlja of the medieval Bosnian state, located in today's northern Bosnia and Herzegovina,[1][2] centered around the town of Tuzla. Initially, a Slavic župa, the County of Soli became an integral part of Kulin's Bosnia and later both of Banate of Bosnia and of the Kingdom of Bosnia.[3] The meaning of the name is "salts". With the arrival of the Ottoman Empire around 1512, the names of the villages "Gornje Soli" and "Donje Soli" were translated to "Memlehai-bala" and "Memlehai-zir", literally meaning Upper and Lower Saltworks, resp.[4]

Territorial development of Bosnia during the Middle Ages; with region of Soli indicated in northeastern parts of the country

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  1. ^ The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology, Volume 1, Clifford Rogers, Oxford University Press, 2010, p. 117
  2. ^ Cumans and Tatars: Oriental Military in the Pre-Ottoman Balkans, 1185-1365, István Vásáry, Cambridge University Press, 2005, p. 103
  3. ^ Fine, John Van Antwerp (1994). The Late Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Late Twelfth Century to the Ottoman Conquest. University of Michigan Press. pp. 18, 265, 275, 467. ISBN 978-0-472-08260-5. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  4. ^ Pavo Živković, Marija Brandić (May 2007). "Usora i Soli u prva dva stoljeća turske prevlasti". Povijesni Zbornik: Godišnjak Za Kulturu I Povijesno Nasljeđe (in Croatian). Faculty of Philosophy, University of Osijek. 1 (1–2): 58–59. ISSN 1846-3819. Retrieved 2012-09-02.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)


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