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Nes̲h̲rī
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(d. before 926/1520), Ottoman historian.

Nes̲h̲rī’s one, partially-surviving, historical work, the D̲j̲ihān-nümā , marks a pivotal point in both the development and the study of Ottoman historiography. However, very little is known with certainty about its author, aside from his mak̲h̲laṣ Nes̲h̲rī, which occurs at the end of the history in a ḳaṣīda addressed to the reigning sultan Bāyezīd II [q.v.]. From scanty and largely unreliable references by later Ottoman writers such as Laṭīfī, ʿĀs̲h̲i̊ḳ Čelebi, ʿĀlī and Kātib Čelebi [q.vv.], it was long thought that his given name w…

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Woodhead, Christine, “Nes̲h̲rī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5891>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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