The Revolution of Damascus Governor Jân Birdî al-Ghazâlî 1520-1521 according to the Venician Merchants’ Letters and Reports

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Pierre Moukarzel

Abstract

On Rajab 25, 922 h. /August 24, 1516, the battle of Marj Dabiq took place during which the Ottomans defeated the Mamluk army. The Ottoman sultan Salim I continued his progress and occupied the cities of the Levant and appointed Jân Birdî al-Ghazâlî as his representative. After Salim’s death, Jân Birdî al-Ghazâlî rose against the Ottomans and strove to return the Mamluks to power. This article aims to analyze these events through the correspondence and the commercial reports of Venetian merchants.

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Keywords

Revolution of Jân Birdî al-Ghazâlî, 1520 - 1521, Damascus - Syria, Venician Merchants

How to Cite
Moukarzel, P. (2019). The Revolution of Damascus Governor Jân Birdî al-Ghazâlî 1520-1521 according to the Venician Merchants’ Letters and Reports. Chronos, 25, 193–221. https://doi.org/10.31377/chr.v25i0.426
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Articles in Arabic

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