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, a rebel of the Anatolian D̲j̲elālī movement [q.v. in Suppl.] in the 10th/16th century and the hero of a popular romance. The real Körog̲h̲lu came from the region of Bolu, and is probably the same person as the soldier-bard of that name who is said to have taken part in the campaigns in the Caucasus and Ād̲h̲arbāyd̲j̲ān of Özdemirog̲h̲lu Pas̲h̲a in the years 992-3/1584-5.

Until fairly recent times, Körog̲h̲lu remained a legendary personality, whose exploits were chanted by bards and story-tellers in Anatolia, Ād̲h̲arbāyd̲j̲ān. Turkmenistān and Uzbekistān. Ma…

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Boratav, P.N., “Körog̲h̲lu”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4434>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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