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Meḥmed Zaʿīm
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, Ottoman Turkish historian.

All that we know of his life has to be gleaned from his works. He was born in 1939/1532, for he tells us that at the accession of Sultan Murād III, i.e. in 982/1574, he was 43. At the early age of eleven he took part in the campaign of 950/1543, along with his elder brother Perwāne Ag̲h̲a, who at that time was Ḳapud̲j̲i̊ Bas̲h̲i̊ , to the Sand̲j̲aḳ Beg of Lepanto, Yaḥyā Pas̲h̲a-Og̲h̲lu Aḥmad Beg. When the latter, after the capture of Stuhlweissenburg, was appointed Sand̲j̲aḳ Beg there, the brothers seemed to have remained in his service, probably till 952/…

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Björkman, W., “Meḥmed Zaʿīm”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5148>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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