14 June 1689, the city’s elders of Berat, commit to assist Albanian fighters in the fight against the Ottoman Empire

On the eve of the Ottoman Empire’s war with Hungary, in Berat, on June 14, 1689, the city’s parishioners and elders gathered in order to allocate the expenses to be paid when sending soldiers to the front. Expenditure apparently was so large that in the verbal process it was emphasized that for their repayment, the money had to be borrowed elsewhere. So, the enslaved Albanian people, besides the ball meat that sent to the endless wars that made the High Gate, besides the numerous taxes, had to pay for the retention of the army and other expenses that war demanded.

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