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dc.contributor.advisorÖzel, Oktayen_US
dc.contributor.authorYıldırım, Rızaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T18:05:35Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T18:05:35Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/28919
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of History of Bilkent University, 2001.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2001.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 129-141.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe study aims in general to reconsider the role of dervishes in early Ottoman society and politics within the framework of the march culture during the fourteenth century. It deals with the socio-religious conditions of the marches and with special emphasis of the non-orthodox nature of the folk-Islam in general and of the beliefs and practices of the dervishes in Anatolia in particular. The role of the dervishes in the socio-political developments of the formative period of the Ottoman state is studied in this context mainly through the hagiographic literature or velayetnames / menakıbnames of the fifteenth century in comparison with the earliest chronicles as well as other contemporary or near-contemporary sources. The examination of two velayetnames, Velayetname of Seyyit Ali Sultan (Kızıldeli) and of Abdal Musa, reveals the fact that the dervishes of the Ottoman marches are generally portrayed in such sources as ghazi dervishes or warrior dervishes sometimes within the Islamic concept of Holy War. Whether or not this portrayal of dervishes as “Holy warrior” corresponds to the historical reality, it is clear that the dervishes of the period were indeed very much involved in the early Ottoman military activities in the marches. It is also clear from the sources that they played a significant role in legitimizing the Ottoman power among the Turko-Muslim population of Anatolia, mostly nomadic in character, through an effective preaching activity. In addition, their role as colonizer in the newly conquered lands is once more confirmed by the sources used in this study. As a conclusion, the study points out that the dervishes and the early Ottomans appear to be the sides of a complex relationship of a story of mutual interest, both recognizing the power of each other and benefiting from it.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityYıldırım, Rızaen_US
dc.format.extentvi, 141 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectDervishen_US
dc.subjectVelayetnameen_US
dc.subjectSufi Ordersen_US
dc.subjectHeterodox Islamen_US
dc.subjectAbdal Musaen_US
dc.subjectSeyyit Ali Sultanen_US
dc.subjectKızıldelien_US
dc.subjectAlawien_US
dc.subjectBektashien_US
dc.subject.lccBP188.8.T9 Y55 2001en_US
dc.subject.lcshDervishes--Turkey--History--14th century.en_US
dc.titleDervishes in early Ottoman society and politics : a study of velayetnames as a source for historyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidBILKUTUPB059885


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