From Bandit to Pasha: First steps in the Rise to Power of Ali of Tepelen, 1750–1784

  title={From Bandit to Pasha: First steps in the Rise to Power of Ali of Tepelen, 1750–1784},
  author={Dennis N. Skiotis},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  • D. Skiotis
  • Published 1 July 1971
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  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
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