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, a neo-Mamlūk household and faction in Ottoman Egypt in the 11th/17th and 12th/18th centuries. The eponym, Ḳāsim Bey the Defterdār, is an obscure figure, who apparently flourished in the early 11th/17th century, although an origin-legend given by al-D̲j̲abartī places him in the reign of Sultan Selīm I .The household, in which there appears to have been originally a Bosniak element, emerged as an effective force in politics about the middle of the 11th/17th century, its power resting on accumulated wealth and an alliance with the older indigenous faction of Ḥarām, just…

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Holt, P.M., “Ḳāsimiyya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 06 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3990>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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