ISSN: 0041-4255
e-ISSN: 2791-6472

Fatih Yahya Ayaz

Keywords: Shahsuwar, rebellion of Shahsuwar Bey, Mamluks, Dulqadiroğulları, Mamlukid historians, Ottomans


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 Dulqadiroğullan 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 toit 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 Ramazanoğullan and Dulqadiroğullan 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 Dulqadiroğulları 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 Dulqadiroğulları mentioned above. Our main goal is to highlight approaches of Mamlukid historians to this rebellion and Shahsuwar Bey.