Ḳarā Yazi̊d̲j̲i̊
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(?947-1011/?1540-1602), whose real name was ʿabd al-ḥalīm , is one of the bestknown leaders of the D̲j̲elālī rebellions [see supplement , s.v.] in Turkey. It was previously believed that he started the rebellions, but investigations have proved that he appeared on the scene when they were at their height. Little is known about his life. Ḥüseyn Ḥüsām ed-Dīn ( Amasya tārīk̲h̲i , iii, 348) states that he was the son of a Turcoman called ʿAlī from Edessa. The 18th-century Armenian writer Arakel (see Brosset, Collection d’historiens arméniens : Arakel de Tauriz, 359) described him as …

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Akdaǧ, Mustafa, “Ḳarā Yazi̊d̲j̲i̊”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3896>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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