Ali Pasha Papers

Αρχείο Αλή Πασά


Collection Number: GR GL AP 009
Name (s) of Creator (s): Ali Pasha (1774-1822)
Title: Ali Pasha Papers
Date [bulk]: 1802-1820
Date [inclusive]:
Language(s): Greek, English, French
Summary:  This significant collection, which concerns the period of Turkish occupation, Ali Pasha of Ioannina, and his sons Veli and Muhtar Pasha, consists of 1500 public and private documents, about religious, legal, financial, community, administrative and family matters, as well as various military campaigns (1802-1820).
Quantity: 1.40 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Bequest of Damianos Kyriazis, 1953
Information about Access: The papers is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Ali Pasha Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Τμήμα Αρχείων, Αρχείο Αλή Πασά)

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Ali Pasha (1774-1822) was an Albanian brigand, who became Pasha of Ioannina, and extended his rule over much of Albania, Macedonia, Epirus, Thessaly, and the Morea. In Ali Pasha’s time, Ioannina became the foremost center of Greek culture. He employed many Greeks and founded Greek schools.


The collection was published, in 2010, in a four-volume catalogue with extensive annotations by V. Panagiotopoulos, with the collaboration of D. Dimitropoulos and P. Michailaris, under the auspices of the National Research Foundation: Αρχείο Αλή Πασά Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης. Έκδοση-Σχολιασμός-Ευρετήρια. Βασίλης Παναγιωτόπουλος με τη συνεργασία των Δημήτρη Δημητρόπουλου, Παναγιώτη Μιχαηλάρη.Τόμοι Α-Δ. Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Ερευνών Εθνικού Ιδρύματος Ερευνών. Αθήνα, 2007. The inventory of the collection should be consulted along with the tables of contents, as published by V. Panagiotopoulos. See also, Mapping Ottoman Epirus: The Ali Pasha Archive.