More knowledgeable than Milman Parry about the history of the region, Arthur Evans in 1875 gave a truer estimate of the `governor' Aliaga Rizvanbegovich Stochanin's character: For help to [the Ottoman Sultan] Mahmud in dealing with Bosnian magnates, Hercegovina was separated from Bosnia and he made Vezir of it in 1833. Himself a bloody tyrant, he was ``accidentally'' executed by Omer Pacha in 1851. -DEB

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