On the Identity of a Reformist Intellectual: the Koca Sekbanbaşı Debate Revisited

Ethan Menchinger, Aysel Yıldız

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Abstract

This article revisits the authorship of the anonymous Koca Sekbanbaşı Risale, one of the best-known political treatises of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire. The authors summarise the debate over its authorship from origins to the present. They then present new data that strengthens the claim of the historiographer royal, Ahmed Vasif Efendi (d. 1806).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOttoman War and Peace
Subtitle of host publicationStudies in Honor of Virginia H. Aksan
EditorsFrank Castiglione, Ethan Menchinger, Veysel Şimşek
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill
Chapter12
Pages208-233
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9789004413146
ISBN (Print)9789004413139
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2019

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