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BESIEGED MALTA VOLUME II Edited by Maroma Camilleri m Heritage Malta A Malta Libraries and Heritage Malta Publication This book is the. View Academics in Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali on Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali [Mustafa Isen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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This work is not an “official history”, as Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali was not an official Ottoman historian, but he obtained information from participants in the siege, moving in high Ottoman circles, at times attached alli the well-connected Bosnian Vizier, Lala Mustafa Pasha 2 c.

Includes bibliographical references and index. Others, again, are aliue although they seem to be dead. MALTA and then the excuse that the fortifications were so strong, 11 and then, the death of Turgtlt Pasha for the breakdown in Ottoman morale.

The news that the pasha remained alive albeit injured was of course a fabrication which was propagated to maintain the morale of the assaulting Ottoman troops.

The family was well-connected. With such a quantity of resources many cities and castles should have been taken, but this was not the case of Malta. But this seems most unlikely to have been the case, as both Turgut Pasha and Soli Aga were expert artillerymen.

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He felt that these military and administrative posts were unsuited to him, as a man of letters and a man of the pen. Firstly, Turgut Pasha is here reported to have died, together with the artillery commander Soli Aga, not from a stone fragment cast up from a misfired Ottoman cannon ball, as was stated for example by Balbi da Correggio, 12 nor yet by a stone fragment thrown out from the impact of an Ottoman cannon ball on the fortification wall of St Elmo as related by Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali in his account of the siege translated, nor by an enemy cannon ball as is also related above by Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali, 13 but rather that both Turgut Pasha and Soli Aga were killed as a result of the firing of a repaired Ottoman cannon which, when fired, presumably due to II A statement contradicted by the record ofstone and iron cannon balls fired by the Ottoman artillery and the state of these fortifications at the end of the siege, as Balbi writes that by 27 July, ” Skip to main content.


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At the time, the illustration of historical works was a new trend. Likewise, on 6JanumyRaimond de Beccarie de Pavie, baron Seigneur de Fourquevaux and ambassador of King Charles IX to Spain from towrote concerning the state of the fortifications of Birgu-Borgo that in the event of another Ottoman attack inthe year after the siege ended, “the Catholic King will send Germans, Spanish and Italians who will dig in on the mountain rif St Elmo the Sciberras promontory, future site of Valletta.

Even though Piyale Pasha was a very successful naval commander and Turgut Dragut Pasha, the contemporary of Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, was a very good maritime commander, the augury of misfortune and Gelibokulu Pasha’s general-ship meant that the expedition would go wrong.

Rather, it seems most probable that Turgut Pasha died on 18 June. It is to the credit of the contacts and connections made by mustfa historian Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali, seeker after “the truth gelibolu,u events”, and to his discretion and courage that we have today in his Kunhii’l-Ahbar a faithful gelivolulu, providing from an Ottoman source the most probable cause of Turgut Pasha’s death and contradicting the official campaign register which stated that he had died after the fall of St Elmo.

He began his formal education at age 6 and was trained in mustafx and logic.

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The cause of Dragut’s death was likewise recorded aali S. Gelibo,ulu Libraries and Heritage Malta, When Turgut Pasha reached Malta he found that the cannons and the entrenchments were in the wrong positions, he said the first place that should have been chosen to be bombarded was the Malta Kalesi meaning the peninsular of Birgu-St Angelo and he reproached them.

Turkiye Diyanet Vakft Yaymlan, 20 12s. Piyale Pasha did not want to go to talk to Mustafa Pasha about this mkstafa. The common people of the Ottoman populations spoke, but did not write, Osrnanlija, as also a whole range of other languages and dialects, depending on place of birth, from variants of Turkish and Greek, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Kurdish and Tatar, to Cherkez, Arabic and Persian etc.

Turgut Pasha said that the Masin Yermo St Elmo was of only secondary importance compared to the Malta Kalesi meaning thereby the peninsular of Birgu-St Angelo, where the capital of the Order was locatedbecause if the Malta Kalesi was taken, then the Masin Yermo St Elmo would have no value and would carry no threat however many troops it held; however if the Masin Yermo falls, the Malta Kalesi could stand alone for years.


Faber and Faber,p. Tl 1 people standing around lowr I rht’ Vi. A repaired cannon exploding in the battery behind him seems to be much more plausible as the cause of his mortal head injury. His father, Ahmad, son of Mawla, was a learned man and a prosperous local merchant. Standing as he was with his back to the guns cannons to observe their fire, a s! Thus the fleet in this condition reached Malta.

Picador,p. Views Read Edit View history. Of the army, many of the troops received gifts, but those troops which were under the command of Piyale Pasha did not receive any gifts awards. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat Subsequently the fleet of vessels consisting ofKadzrga, Kalite, Mavna and Bastarda, were dispatched for the conquest of Malta. Hillg the morta l inju ry of’ l. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

However that interlude was short-lived. Although for obvious reasons the actual cause of death was not officially reported, other accounts were related, as was related by Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali translated above. Concerning the translation of this text, additions to the text are given in round brackets, an aside by Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali is given in square brackets, and the technical terminology such as rank of office, the names of types of vessels etc. His constant frustrations and resentment, however, stimulated an active period of literary output.

While working at the Prince’s Court, he accepted an offer to serve as the confidential secretary to Lala Mustafa Pashaa former mentor to the Prince. Rumeli, Anadolu, Karaman and the Ekrad Kurds troops embarked and left the island.

It was reported that the artillerymen were sent orders not to fire their cannons and disturb the Pasha with the noise as Mustafa Pasha was sleeping well in the mornings.