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, the Battle of Mezökeresztes (Turkish: Hāčova or Ṭābūr muḥārebesi ), the most important encounter between the Habsburg-Hungarian and Ottoman troops during the “long” or 15-years’ war.

This took place near a village, south-east of Eger [q.v.] in Hungary on 5 Rābīʿ I 1005/26 October 1596. Its immediate antecedent was the capture of Eger by the forces of Meḥemmed III, the first sultan who personally took the field in war after Süleymān I’s death. The Imperial troops, which had originally been sent to relieve this important city unde…

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Dávid, G., “Mezökeresztes”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5176>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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