Derviş İbrahim Paşa : Views on a Late 19th-Century Ottoman Military Commander

Faculty/Professorship: Turkish Studies  
Author(s): Herzog, Christoph ; Henning, Barbara
Corporate Body: Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg, Chair of Turkish Studies
Publisher Information: Bamberg : opus
Year of publication: 2012
Pages: 21
Series ; Volume: Occasional Papers in Ottoman Biographies ; 1,2012 
Language(s): English
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 3.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-5137
Derviş İbrahim Paşa was one of the most important military commanders of the 19th-century Ottoman Empire. He received international attention first for his role during the Russo-Ottoman war of 1877/78, where he commanded the garrison of Batum, and then as head of Sultan Abdülhamid’s 1881/82 mission to Egypt attempting to forestall the loss of the province. This contribution aims to serve as a starting point for a better understanding of his biography. We establish the basic chronology of Derviş Paşa’s career and review narratives regarding his personality and character. In the process, we establish the necessity of identifying and critically examining the use of clichés in contemporary European sources.
GND Keywords: Paşa, Ibrahim Derviş
Keywords: Ottoman Empire, military commander, 19th century, Person, Derviş İbrahim Paşa, Derviş Paşa
DDC Classification: 940 History of Europe  
950 History of Asia  
RVK Classification: NP 6450   
Type: Workingpaper
Year of publication: 3. July 2012