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Yak̲h̲s̲h̲i Faḳīh
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, Ottoman historian, d. after 816/1413.

Yak̲h̲s̲h̲i Faḳīh is the earliest known compiler of menāḳib [see manāḳib ] or exemplary tales of the Ottoman dynasty in Ottoman Turkish. However, his compilation has not survived as an independent work, and the only reference to it is that made by ʿĀs̲h̲i̊ḳpas̲h̲azāde [q.v.]. The latter records that in 816/1413, while accompanying Meḥemmed I’s army on campaign, he fell ill and “remained behind at Geyve, in the house of Yak̲h̲s̲h̲i Faqīh, the son of Ork̲h̲ān Beg’s imām ... it is on the authority of the son of the imām that I relate the menāqib of the Ot…

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Woodhead, Christine, “Yak̲h̲s̲h̲i Faḳīh”, 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_7964>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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