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(1065-1128/1655-1716) Ottoman historian.

Muṣṭafā Naʿīm, known by the mak̲h̲laṣ Naʿīmā, was born in Aleppo, probably in 1065/1655, the son of a Janissary commander. As a young man he entered, ca. 1100/1688-9, the palace corps of balṭad̲j̲i̊lar [q.v.] in Istanbul and received a thorough scribal education, developing particular interests in literature, history and astrology. He may also have attended classes at the Beyazīd mosque. Graduating from the balṭad̲j̲i̊ corps, he was apprenticed to the kātib s of the dīwān-i hümāyūn , and appointed secretary to Ḳalayli̊ḳoz Aḥmed Pa…

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Woodhead, Christine, “Naʿīmā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5763>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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