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Title: Lettres de Hā'ir Beg, dernier Nâ'ib Mamlouk d'Alep, à la porte Ottomane
Author(s): BACQUÉ-GRAMMONT, Jean-Louis , CHOUMET, Michel , DUCATEZ, Guy
Journal: Journal Asiatique
Volume: 281    Issue: 3-4   Date: 1993   
Pages: 235-315
DOI: 10.2143/JA.281.3.2006124

Abstract :
Hā'ir Beg is well known as a Mameluke renegade, secret counsellor of SelÄ«m I before and during the Ottoman conquest of the Mameluke Empire, and who was finally appointed as the first Governor General of Ottoman Egypt (1517-1522). We have discovered in the archives of the Topkapi Sarayi Museum in Istanbul twelve original documents in Turkish and in Arabic - most of them unknown until now - issued by or related to him when he was still the Mameluke nā'ib of Aleppo (1506-1516), and addressed to the Sublime Porte or to the Ottoman Sultan. This documentation, published here, brings useful information about the evolution of the Ottoman-Mameluke relations in general and of the nā'ib himself in particular.

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