Rebellion of Dulqadiroglu Shahsuwar Bey According to Mamlukid Historians

Ayaz F. Y.

BELLETEN, cilt.77, sa.279, ss.403-445, 2013 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 77 Konu: 279
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: BELLETEN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.403-445


Turkomans who migrated into north of Syria and southeast of Anatolia because of Mongol invasion were protected by Mamluk State for the purposes of guarding Muslims, taking its brothers under its wings and forming a buffer zone between it and Ilkhanid Mongols and Cilician Armenians. These Turkoman groups including Dulqadirogullari were settled in the region from Gaza to Sis (Kozan) and their Beys were granted with iqtas and emirate ranks. Mamluk State regarded them as subjects to it and tried to hinder their acting independently. Especially after being a great actor in history, Ottoman State wanted to have a grip on beylicates like Ramazanogullari. and Dulqadirogullari in those regions. This caused a power struggle between Mamluks and Ottomans to gain ascendance over those beylicates, at the same time it led to problems between Mamluks and those beylicates. It is possible to say that the relations between Mamluks and Dulqadirogullari were formed by power struggle between Mamluks and Ottomans. In this study, we dealt with rebellion of Shahsuwar Bey which is the most striking example for the characteristic of the relations between Mamluks and Dulqadirogullari mentioned above. Our main goal is to highlight approaches of Mamlukid historians to this rebellion and Shahsuwar Bey.