Tursun Beg

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Ottoman historian
Tursun Beg
Title Tursun Beg
Born ca. 1420
Era Ottoman Empire
Main interest(s) Ottoman history
Notable work(s) "Tarih-i Ebülfeth" ("The History of the Conqueror")

Tursun Beg (probably born in mid-1420s in Bursa)[1] was an Ottoman bureaucrat and historian who wrote a chronicle dedicated to Bayezid II.

Life and career[edit]

Tursun Beg's life is only known from references in his chronicle. He came from a prominent timariot family and held a timar himself.[1] He worked in the imperial divan and accompanied Mehmed II during the siege of Constantinople in 1453 that led to the fall of Constantinople.[1]

Works[edit]

Tursun Beg's only known work is the Tarih-i Ebülfeth (تاريخ ابو الفتح in Ottoman; "The History of the Conqueror").

Bibliography[edit]

  • Tursun Beg. The history of Mehmed the Conqueror. [Tarih-i Ebülfeth] Halil Inalcik and Rhoads Murphey trans. Minneapolis: Bibliotheca Islamica, 1978.
  • Woodhead, Christine. "Tursun Beg." Encyclopaedia of Islam. 2nd Edition.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Woodhead, Christine. "Ṭūrsūn Beg." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Brill, 2011.