[FIRST SOKOLOVIC BIOGRAPHY IN ANY EUROPEAN & SLAVIC LANGUAGE] Sokolovitch. [i.e. Sokollus]. Translated from Turkish Mehmed Remzi Delitch.
AHMED REFIK [ALTINAY], (1881-1937).
Stampariya "Bosanska Pashta", Sarajevo, 1927.
First Edition of this very early and rare translation into Croatian (in any European language) of 'Sokollu' by Ahmed Refik Altinay, (1881-1937) including Sokollu Mehmed Pasha's first biography in any language, the Ottoman grand vizier (1565-1579) who served under three successive sultans including Süleyman the Magnificent. Signed and inscribed in Ottoman Turkish by translator Delitch, to Tahir Alangu, (1915-1973), who was a Turkish folklorist. Sokollu (Serbo-Croatian and Bosnian: Sokolovic), is a prominent Bosnian family of Serbian ethnic origin. Notable members of the family were high state officials in the Ottoman Empire during the 16th century. Prominent members include Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Ferhad Pasha Sokolović, Makarije Sokolović, and Savatije Sokolović. This book is the first book which is dealing with this family in depth. Ahmet Refik Altinay was a Turkish historian, academic, writer, and poet, who gave history lectures at Darülfünun after the First World War. Delic was an eminent Belgrade historian of the Ottoman era, who translated from Turkish the biography of Mehmed Sokolovic by Ahmed Refik, written with as much science as love.
Original cloth bdg. Blind tooled to board. Title and author gilt on spine. Cr. 8vo. (20 x 14 cm). In Croatian. , 262 p., 15 unnumbered b/w plates, and portraits. OCLC 456508581.