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200 This repre~ sented about one-sixth of all the timars in the Sofia area, a proportion similar to that obtained from the analysis of the Arvanid area. The register for the Turnovo area, which contains only incidental notes regarding transfer, records only one case of "inheritance" of a timar. That is in the village of Malkoch, which was held by one Ali Ibn Tatar. , After his death, it was received by his five sons. The sum of the timar was 4,435 akr;e. 201 From the available material it can be seen that, in the fifteenth century, the timar had not been formed as a unit established once and for all, which would pass untouched through a number of transfers.
Thus, for example, the zeamet and has were subject to modification. Thus, for example, the zeamet of the Belgrade suba~i (referred to as a has in the register) was composed of part of the city, eleven villages, and two hamlets. It passed in this form through the hands of three owners, after which it was granted to various timar holders one or two villages at a time. 202 The same happened with the zeamet of the suba~i of Sopot, whose successor received a very small portion of the villages included in the zeamet because they had been divided up among other sipahis.
177 The published kadi registers from Sofia are a much more reliable guide to prices in the Bulgarian lands in the second half of the sixteenth century. They provide the following data: 178 Town house .......................... 1,000- 4,000 Mill with two millstones ...................... 5,200 Male slave ........................... 1,000- 4,500 Female slave .......................... 1,000-2,000 Horse ......... '.......................... 800-900 Stallion .................................... 1,500 1 kile of barley ................................