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Aḥmad of Niğde's al-Walad al-Shafῑq and the Seljuk past

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 December 2013

A.C.S. Peacock
Affiliation:
University of Cambridge

Abstract

The unpublished unique manuscript of the 14th century Persian work known as al-Walad al-Shafiq (‘The Compassionate Child’) held in the Süleymaniye Library in Istanbul has hitherto never been studied in detail, although it is of considerable importance as a source for medieval Anatolia. This article assesses al-Walad al-Shafiq in the context of the Persian historiography of Anatolia and the historical milieu in which it was composed, arguing that the work is characterised by a sense of loyalty to the vanished Seljuk dynasty that ruled much of Anatolia from the late 11th to the early 14th century. I also examine such information as has survived about the life and background of its author, Qāḍῑ, Aḥmad of Niğde, and consider why the work was written and for whom.

Özet

Bir 14. yüzyıl Pers çalışması olan ve yayınlanmamış tek el yazmasi eser al-Walad al-Shafiq (Şefkatli Çocuk) olarak bilinir ve İstanbul'daki Süleymaniye Kütüphanesinde saklanmaktadır. Her ne kadar ortaçağ Anadolu'su için önemli bir kaynaksa da, bugüne kadar detaylı bir sekilde incelenmemiştir. Bu makale al-Walad al-Shafῑq'i, Anadolu'nun Pers tarihçesi ve yazıldiğı döneme ait toplumsal ortam bağlamında değerlendirmektedir ve çalışmayı 11. yy sonlarından 14. yy başlarına kadar Anadolu'nun büyük bir kısmını idare eden ve yok olmuş Selçuklu hanedanına bir sadakat göstergesi olduğunu iddia etmektedir. Ayrıca, yazarı Niğdeli Kadı Ahmed'in hayatı ve geçmişi hakkında elde kalan bilgiler de değaerlendirilerek bu çalığmanın neden ve kim icin yapıldığı da tahmin edilmeye çalısılmıştır.

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Copyright © The British Institute at Ankara 2004

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