It is claimed Albanians demographically grew there in the early Ottoman period through constant mass immigration, these Albanians apparently also were encouraged by the Ottomans to settle and were given special rights. Let's see what the evidence says:
15th and 16th century:
There were actually taxes that Christians didn't have to pay which gave an advantage in the end. Many Muslims also witnessed in court in favor of Christians. It's interesting how the people who managed to keep their religion, Orthodox Christians, have adapted the narrative they were the victims...
Even sources from Ottoman Albania show both many Muslims and Christian Albanians despised the Turks as did others. But this thread is not about that but to debunk some myths . You also forgot devirshme apparently was abolished early from what I am reading.
Also Muslims in the Balkans are just...
Greek and modern Serb sources are not reliable at all btw
And yes you can say Catholics as co religionists, in many cases had it far worse than Orthodox who were more privileged , your average Muslim peasant suffered the same as Christian peasants at the hands of local Muslim lords also, of...
Catholics were considered co religionists of Austrians who were enemies of the Ottoman Empire. 1690 revolt in Kosova was organized by Albanian Catholics Toma Raspasani and Pjeter Bogdani and supported by Albanian Muslims and Catholics from Northern Albania. against the Ottomans for example...
This is from wiki but I will add from Noel Malcolm later to see his matter on this. Northern Albania was mostly Catholic until 18th century, And some of the countryside of Kosovo had significant Catholics until 1690.
Islamization in Kosovo was mainly in the towns in the start...
I only took out some of the Balkan countries:
Bosnia & Herzegovina: 95
Republic of Macedonia: 93
It actually seems that Catholic Albanians had to not only pay tax to Ottomans but even to the Orthodox Serbian church . Catholic church was poorer, less priests etc, while the Orthodox church was richer, larger and more privileged which is what led to less conversion among Orthodox compared to...
I see the page on Eupedia here has not been updated since 2017 https://www.eupedia.com/europe/european_y-dna_haplogroups.shtml . Some of those countries listed have also used very low samples.
Is it possible to update it and also add these samples from these projects for Albanians ...