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(t.), literally “lad of the interior”, i.e. “page of the inner service ( Enderūn [q.v.])”, Ottoman term for those boys and youths, at first slaves, recruits through the devs̲h̲irme [q.v.], and occasionally hostages, later (from the 11th/17th century) also free-born Muslims, who were selected for training in the palaces of Edirne and Istanbul in order to occupy the higher executive offices of the state. For details, see g̲h̲ulām , iv; ḳapi̊-ḳulu ; sarāy-i hümāyūn .

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Ed., “Ič-Og̲h̲lani̊”, 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 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3469>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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