A Serbian Princess in Ottoman Palace: Mileva Olivera Lazarevic

Keskin M. Ç.

BILIG, ss.269-301, 2017 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 82
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: BILIG
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.269-301


Born as the daughter of the serbian Knez Lazar, taken into the Ottoman palace, marrying Bayezid I (The Thunderbolt), who gave her father's execution order, became the slave of Timur (Tamerlane) after the Battle of Ankara and when set free, turning back to her country, Olivera, had a life full of trauma and tragedies, resembling a romantic adventure According to the serbian, she was a hero who sacrificed herself for her country, according to the Ottomans, she was a bad woman who adapted Bayezid to alcohol and entertainment, according to European orientalist myths, she was a princess who was despised by barbarians to whom was taken captive.