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 Gurbetnâme-i Sultan Cem
(4,116 words)


‘The book of exile of Prince Cem’, ‘The book of exile’

Gurbetnâme-i Sultan Cem

Date: Unknown (presumably sometime in the 1520s, and no later than the 1540s)

Original Language: Ottoman Turkish


The Gurbetnâme-i Sultan Cem, ‘The book of exile of Prince Cem’, is a biography of the Ottoman prince, Cem Sultan, also known in Europe as Sultan Zizim. He was the son of Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror (r. 1444–6 and 1451–81), and…

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Demiri, Lejla, “ Gurbetnâme-i Sultan Cem”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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