The State of Religious Wars in the Province of Bosnia (English)
Novljanin, Omer [Ömer Bosnavi / Novili Ömer Efendi]
This “History of Bosnia”, which can be defined as a gazavâtnâme, was written by the former judge Ömer Bosnavi and was published by İbrāhīm Müteferriḳa in Istanbul, in 1741. It deals with the war opposing the Ottoman Empire, Russia and the Habsburg Monarchy between 1736 and 1739. Ömer Efendi collected his data from eyewitnesses. Müteferriḳa writes in his introduction that he cross-checked the information with accounts of people who took part in the war.
better known as Tarih-i Bosna (“History of Bosnia”); For the moment, the location of the manuscripts remains to be determined. For two copies of these “Turkish incunabula”, see Gazi Husrev-begova Biblioteka (Gazi-Husrev-beg Library) – Sarajevo –, nos. O-2679 and O-9895.