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K̲h̲iḍr Beg
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, Ottoman scholar and poet of the 9th/15th century, and the first ḳāḍī of Istanbul. The unique source for his biography is the Arabic original of al-S̲h̲akāʾiḳ al-nuʿmāniyya by Tas̲h̲köprüzāde who, however, distorts the chronology of an otherwise convincing account of his career by an implausible anecdote which would place his first important appointment as late as the beginning of the reign of Meḥemmed II (ca. 855/1451). Disregarding this, and an equally suspect interpolation made by Med̲j̲dī in his translation of the work in which his mother is identified a…

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Walsh, J.R., “K̲h̲iḍr Beg”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4284>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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