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Mohács
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(Ottoman Mihāč), a town in the county of Baranya, in southern Hungary. In its vicinity two important battles (a, b) took place, while the settlement itself gave name to an Ottoman sand̲j̲aḳ (c) in the 16th-17th centuries.

(a) The first battle of Mohács, the more decisive of the two, was fought on 21 D̲h̲u ’l-Ḳaʿda 932/August 1526. With Süleymān I’s accession to the throne in 926/1520, a new era started in the western politics of the Ottoman Empire. While Selīm I had had mainly eastern targets, his son turned towards Europe. Hungary, which had formerly been a strong and centralised …

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Dávid, G., “Mohács”, 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_COM_0762>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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