Correspondence between Dominik Mandić and Muhamed Tajib Okić in the Archive of the Herzegovinian Franciscan province / Korespondencija između Dominika Mandića i Muhameda Tajiba Okića u Arhivu Hercegovačke franjevačke provincije

  • Dijana Korać
Keywords: Dominik Mandic, Muhamed Tajib Okic, correspondence, scientific research, islamization


Judging from the rich manuscript legacy the Herzegovinian franciscan Dominik Mandić had left us and that is to be found in the Archive of the Herzegovinian Franciscan province, it is evident that he had been cooperating with the famous scientist Muhamed Tajib Okić. The preserved letters were written in the period between 1963 and 1968. It is a legacy of 12 letters altogether, each one or two pages long, and one postcard, with clearly visible dates. Mutual respect is to be noticed in the letters. The two authors regularly use the salutation “Dear compatriot”. The preserved correspondence informs us about the communication of the two scientists, their attitudes to some of the scientific issues, but also about Okić’s help to Mandić while Mandić was in a quest for some documents and their translations from the archives in Istanbul and Ankara.