Derviş İbrahim Paşa: Views on a Late 19th-Century Ottoman Military Commander

  • Derviş İbrahim Paşa was one of the most important military commanders of the 19th-century Ottoman Empire. He received international attention first for his role during the Russo-Ottoman war of 1877/78, where he commanded the garrison of Batum, and then as head of Sultan Abdülhamid’s 1881/82 mission to Egypt attempting to forestall the loss of the province. This contribution aims to serve as a starting point for a better understanding of his biography. We establish the basic chronology of Derviş Paşa’s career and review narratives regarding his personality and character. In the process, we establish the necessity of identifying and critically examining the use of clichés in contemporary European sources.

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Institutes:Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften / Lehrstuhl für Turkologie
Author:Christoph Herzog, Barbara Henning
Publishing Institution:Chair of Turkish Studies, Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg
Place of publication:Bamberg
Year of publication:2012
Pages / Size:21 S.
Collections (Serial Number):Occasional Papers in Ottoman Biographies (1,2012)
SWD-Keyword:Ibrahim Derwisch Pascha / Online-Publikation
Keywords:Derviş Paşa; Derviş İbrahim Paşa
19th century; Ottoman Empire; Person; military commander
DDC-Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 94 Geschichte Europas / 940 Geschichte Europas
9 Geschichte und Geografie / 95 Geschichte Asiens / 950 Geschichte Asiens; des Fernen Ostens
RVK-Classification:NP 6450
Document Type:Variety of texts
Publishing Institution:Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Release Date:2012/07/03
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)