The Sons of Bayezid: Empire Building and Representation in the Ottoman Civil War of 1402-13
This book is the first detailed reconstruction of the events and political culture of the Ottoman civil war of 1402-1413. After Timur defeated the Ottomans at the Battle of Ankara and dismembered their empire, the sons of Bayezid “the Thunderbolt” fought bloody battles for his throne, using literature and other means to justify their claims against each other. An analysis of the literature in question, which is among the earliest in Ottoman history, reveals fascinating attitudes on matters such as dynastic fratricide and power-sharing.
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The Battle of Ankara and its Consequences
Chapter One The Political Landscape after Ankara 28 July 1402 Spring 1403
Chapter Two Anatolia between Isa and Mehmed Çelebi Spring 1403 September 1403
Chapter Three Anatolia between Emir Süleyman and Mehmed Çelebi before March 1403 14 June 1410
Chapter Four Rumeli between Emir Süleyman and Musa Çelebi 1409? 17 February 1411
Chapter Five The Reign of Musa Çelebi and the End of the Civil War 17 February 1411 5 July 1413
Ahval akıncı alliance Amasya Anatolia Asıkpasazade attack Aydın Balkans Battle of Ankara Battle of Ulubad Bayezid Bedreddin beyliks Bursa Byzantine Emperor Byzantium campaign Çamurlu Çandarlı Chalkokondyles chapter Christian Constantinople Cüneyd defeat devlet Doukas dynastic early Ottoman Edirne Emir Süleyman Evrenos fact father Gallipoli gazi George Brankovi´c Germiyan Hal¯ıln¯ame Halil Inalcık Imber Isa’s Isfendiyar Istanbul Kadı Kadı Burhaneddin Kafadar Kara Karaman Karamanids Kastamonu Konstantin the Philosopher Kosmidion lord Manuel Manuel II Palaiologos Me.hemmed Mehmed Çelebi Mehmed’s Mehmed’s army Mihal-o˘glı Mircea Murad Musa Musa Çelebi Musa’s Muslim narrative Orhan Ottoman Anonymous Chronicles Ottoman chronicles Ottoman civil Ottoman history Ottoman prince Ottoman ruler Palaiologos Pasa Yigit Paul Wittek political province reign Rumeli Serbia short chronicle Stefan Lazarevi´c struggles Süley Süleyman Çelebi Symeon territory Thessaloniki Timur took treaty of 1403 Trevisan Turkish uc begleri vassals Venetian Venice vizier Wallachia Yakub Yakub Beg Yıldırım Bayezid Zachariadou