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The Life of Feyzullah Efendi: A Typical Rocky Career Path of an Alim

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Throughout his life Feyzullah Efendi experienced a series of upheavals. His biography exemplifies and explains the basic concepts of the legal-academic establishment of his time, something that is vital for understanding the period and cultural milieu in which he acted. Above all, his personal history is bound up with the processes undergone by the ulema in the 17th and 18th centuries.1 This book will show that Feyzullah followed a rather typical rocky career of progress and delay, together with a major fall from favor. Typically, too, a congruence of events made it possible for him to return to the centers of power.

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