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In 1543, the Ottoman fleet seemed off the coast of France to bombard and lay siege to the town of great. The operation, less than the command of Admiral Barbarossa, got here in accordance with a request from François I of France for the help of Sultan Süleyman the exceptional in France’s fight opposed to Charles V, the Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain.
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9-87. 58 George Birdwood, The Times, 12 June 1877. 59 George Birdwood, The Times, 9 July 1877. 42 THE QUESTION OF CALIPHATE UNDER THE LAST OTTOMAN SULTANS 35 See Carter Findley, ‘Sir James Redhouse 1811-1892: The Making of a Perfect Orientalist’, Journal of the American Oriental Society 99 (1979), pp. 572-600. 61 James W. Redhouse, A Vindication of the Ottoman Sultan’s Title of ‘Caliph’ (London, 1877), p. 18. 62 Redhouse: A Vindication, p. 5. 63 G. P. Badger, ‘The Precedents and Usages Regulating the Muslim Khalifate’, The Nineteenth Century 2 (1877), pp.
9 Bâb-i Mesihat, Yunanistan ve Romanya ve Sirbiye ve Bulgaristan ve Karadag’da Bulunan Cemaat-i Islamiyenin Hususat-i Mezhebiyeleri Hakkinda Canib-i Seyhülislamiden Kaleme Alinan 32 OTTOMAN REFORM AND MUSLIM REGENERATION Talimattir (Istanbul, 1302/1884-5). I am indebted to Ilhami Yurdakul for supplying me with a copy of this document. 10 Mesihat: Yunanistan ve Romanya, p. 2. 11 For the relevant articles, see Düstür, (1 st series, vols. I-IV: Istanbul, 1289-96/1872-9; vols. V-VIII: Ankara, 1937-43), vol.
1891). For a Türkish translation, see Kara: Hilafet Risaleleri, vol. 1, pp. 297-321. , 1315/1897-8). The manuscript is kept in the Divinity Faculty Library of the University of Marmara, Istanbul, Cemal Ögüt section, no. 520; Turkish translation in Kara: Hilafet Risaleleri, vol. 2, pp. 13-15, 177-97. 78 William Muir, The Caliphate, Its Rise, Decline and Fall (London, 1891), p. 590. 79 Considering the views of Zohrab, the British Consul in Jedda in 1880, on the possibility of declaring the Sharif of Mecca as Caliph with British assistance and protection, Abdülhamid’s concern was not baseless; see Butrus Abu-Manneh, ‘Sultan Abdülhamid II and the Sharifs of Mecca (1880-1900)’, Asian and African Studies 9 (1973), pp.