The Occasion of a Report on Cezzar Ahmad Pasha (D. 1804) Power Games in Syria

Guner S.

BELLETEN, vol.79, no.284, pp.163-208, 2015 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 284
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: BELLETEN
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-208
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


The purpose of this study, to investigate the actions of Ahmed Pasha el-Cezzar during his governorship in Sidon according to a report in the Topkapi Palace Museum Archives registered with the number E 4029. However, the report was written is not exactly known when and by whom, it is clear that the author assigned by Dersaadet. In this case the takrir corresponds to Jurnal. Although jurnalls has generally negative character, it is seems that this time the author of the takrir/jurnal wrote kindly about Ahmad Pasa el-Cezzar. This favourable declaration brings to mind two possibility: Either the author really believed activities of Cezzar during his governorship of Sidon was for the benefit of Devlet-i Aliyye or obtained (bought him off) by Pasha.