S̲h̲āhīn, Lala
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, according to the early Ottoman chronicles, the preceptor or tutor ( lala ) of the Ottoman sultan Murād I [q.v.] and the first to occupy the post of the beglerbegi [q.v.] of Rumelia. Perhaps he can be identified with S̲h̲āhīn b. ʿAbd Allāh who signed a waḳf document issued by sultan Ork̲h̲an [q.v.] in 1360; or also with the military leader ’Ισαΐμ, who, according to a Greek contemporary chronicle, supported the Lord of Yanina Thomas Prealimbos against the Albanians in 1380. S̲h̲āhīn crossed from Anatolia to Thrace in the 1360s, probably accompanyi…

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Zachariadou, E.A., “S̲h̲āhīn, Lala”, 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 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6765>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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