Ahmed Resmi
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Ahmed Resmi (Aḥmed Resmī, 1106 or 1107–1197/1694 or 1695–1783), also known as Giritli or Giridī, was an Ottoman statesman and historian, who was born in Rethymnon, Crete. Little is known of his early life. In 1147–8/1734–5, Ahmed Resmi arrived in Istanbul, where he continued his studies of the calligraphic and epistolary arts, likely with the aspiration of joining the khacegān, the senior ranks of the Ottoman chancery. Ahmed Resmi was patronised by some of the most distinguished statesmen and intellectuals of the twelfth/eighteenth century, including Ta…

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Aksan, Virginia H., “Ahmed Resmi”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 13 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_22189>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004178533, 2009, 2009-2

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