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, family of Turkish origin, of whom several members governed Tripolitania from 1123/1711 to 1251/1835, constituting themselves into a real dynasty. Its founder was Ḳaramānlī Aḥmad Bey, of whose origins scarcely anything is known apart from the fact that he himself or his father or an ancestor came from Anatolia, probably from the town or the region of Ḳaramān, to serve as a soldier in the od̲j̲āḳ of Tripoli; certain authors put forward the view that one of his ancestors may have come to Tripolitania with the corsair Ṭurg̲h̲ūt (Dragut). The chronicler Ibn G̲h̲a…

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Mantran, R., “Ḳaramānlī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3918>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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