In the present article the features of the functioning of the Ottoman Waqf in the territory of the North Black Sea region are investigated. It is indicated on the specifics of the city development by the Ottomans, which reflected the achievements of the Islamic-Ottoman civilization. It was determined that one of the important phenomena that had been brought by the Ottomans to this territory was Waqf. The main economic, social and cultural reasons for the occurrence of vaqf in the specified region are indicated. The influence of the waqf on the life of the northern Black Sea coast is analyzed. The main centers of evolution of waqf on the basis of written sources and results of archaeological excavations are considered. Particular attention is paid to the problem, that waqf became an element of the «soft» policy of Islamization and colonization of this territory.
Source: Makarevych A. (2018). Features of the Ottoman waqf on North Black Sea region in the XVIth century. Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. History. 1(136): 37-40