Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz
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(Abdu’l-Azīz) b. Maḥmūd, a Turkish sultan. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz, the second son of Maḥmūd II, was born in 1830, and on the 25th June 1861 ascended the Ottoman throne. At first he renounced a considerable part of his civil list, promised to content himself with one wife and reduced all household expenses, but soon his licentious nature broke out all the more violently. His reign was indeed spared foreign wars, but on the other hand it was year by year sorely tried by troubles at home. Montenegro rose to fight for its freedo…

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Süissheim, K., “ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0086>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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