Sultan Selīm’s Obsession with Mamluk Egypt according to Evliyā Çelebi’s Seyāḥatnāme

@inproceedings{Winter2017SultanSO,
  title={Sultan Selīm’s Obsession with Mamluk Egypt according to Evliyā Çelebi’s Seyāḥatnāme},
  author={M. Winter},
  year={2017}
}
The history of the Ottoman Sultan Selīm’s conquest of Egypt and the overthrow of the Mamluk Sultanate is well known from many Arabic and Turkish chronicles and other sources. In his early career, Selīm was a crown prince in Trebizond, the most distant province from the capital, with the least likelihood of taking the Ottoman throne than his two half-brothers. He was the least popular with Sultan Bāyezīd II, his aging father, and his grand vizier ʿAlī Pasha. Selīm established his power base… Expand