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).
|Title of host publication||Ottoman War and Peace|
|Subtitle of host publication||Studies in Honor of Virginia H. Aksan|
|Editors||Frank Castiglione, Ethan Menchinger, Veysel Şimşek|
|Place of Publication||Leiden|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Nov 2019|