İbrahim Peçevi or Peçuyli İbrahim Efendi (1572–1650) (Ottoman Turkish: پچوى ابراهىم افندى ) (In Bosnia known as "Ibrahim Alajbegović Pečevija") was an Ottoman Bosnian historian (chronicler) of the Ottoman Empire. Life He was born in Pécs (Peçuy), Ottoman Empire (today Hungary), hence his name, Peçevi ("from Pécs"). His mother was from the Sokolović Bosnian family. The name of his father is unknown. His paternal great-grandfather was a Turkish sipahi called Kara Davut Agha who was at the service of Mehmed II. He was a provincial official in many places and became a historian after his retirement in 1641. He spoke Turkish and Bosnian very well. The year of his death is not known. According to Katip Çelebi, he died in the Islamic year of 1061 (1650 AD). But some historians think he died before 1649. Works Peçevi Efendi is famous for his two-volume book Tarih-i Peçevi ("Pecevi's History") of the history of the Ottoman Empire, the main reference for the period 1520–1640. The information about older events Peçevi took from previous works and narrations of veterans. His times are described firsthand and from tales of witnesses. Peçevi carefully references all quotations. Peçevi also was one of the first Ottoman historians who used European written sources; he makes references, e.g., to Hungarian historians. Parts of Peçevi's chronicle has been translated into German and Hungarian, Georgian, and Azerbaijani. References
Franz Babinger, "Historians of the Osmans (i.e., Ottomans) and their Works":
"Geschichtsschreiber der Osmanen und ihre Werke" (Leipzig, 1927) (in German) "Osmanlı tarih yazarları ve eserleri," Ankara: Kültür Bakanlığı Yayınları, (1992). (in Turkish)
^ Peçevi İbrahim Efendi, Tarih-i Peçevi , Page XIX, Preface ^ Peçevi İbrahim Efendi, Tarih-i Peçevi, Page 186 ^ Peçevi İbrahim Efendi, Tarih-i Peçevi , Page XXI, Preface ^ Peçevi İbrahim Efendi, Tarih-i Peçevi , Page XXI, Preface ^ Pertsch, Berlin VTH 234 vd. ^ Schmidt, Jan (2011). A Catalogue of the Turkish Manuscripts in the John Rylands University Library at Manchester. Brill. p. 267. ISBN 9004186697.
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Oruç Bey Aşıkpaşazade Enveri Ibn Kemal Neşri Şükrullah Tursun Bey
Mustafa Âlî Lûtfi Paşa Matrakçı Nasuh Hoca Sadeddin Efendi Mustafa Selaniki Taşköprüzade
İbrahim Peçevi Solakzade Mehmed Hemdemi Kâtip Çelebi Münejjim Bashi Silahdar Fındklılı Mehmed Ağa Osman Aga of Temesvar Mustafa Naima
Ahmed Resmî Efendi
Ali Amiri Ahmed Cevdet Pasha
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