MEHMED-PAŠA SOKOLOVIĆ I PRAVOSLAVNI OGRANAK NJEGOVE PORODICE U PEĆKOJ PATRIJARŠIJI// MEHMED-PAŠA SOKOLOVIĆ AND ORTHODOX PART OF HIS FAMILY IN THE SERBIAN PATRIARCHATE OF PEĆ
Journal Title:Historijski pogledi/Historical Views
Relations between the Patriarchate of Pec and the Ottoman state were rising, while the members of the Orthodox branch of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian family Sokolovic, relatives of the great vizier Mehmed-pasha Sokolovic, were placed on the patriarchal throne. Shortly after vizier’s murder in 1579, the policies of the Serbian Church and the Ottoman Empire began to diverge that caused their bad relations. The patriarchs who inherited the "dynasty" Sokolović su began to associate with increasingly frequent anti-Ottoman movements both inside and outside the Empire, and consequently, the position of the Serbian church weakened until it was finally abolished in 1766.