Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Waḳʿa Nuwīs, Waḳāʾiʿ Nuwīs
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Waḳāʾi ʿ nuwīs is the officially appointed Ottoman historian while waḳʿa nuwīs means keeper of records; the distinction between the two terms was already pointed out by von Hammer, G. O. R., vii. 465. The first official historian of the Ottomans is usually said to have been ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ʿAbdī Pas̲h̲a (cf. F. Babinger, G. O. W., p. 227 sq.). The list of official Ottoman historians is not yet complete and accurate. There are gaps and errors in the list given by J. v. Hammer, G. O. R., viii. 591 sq. (cf. thereon P. Wittek in M. O. G., i. 152 and 243 sq. and also F. Babinger, G. O W., p. 227, note 3 and p…

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Babinger, Franz, “Waḳʿa Nuwīs, Waḳāʾiʿ Nuwīs”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 29 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5943>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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