Category: Artanuji Sources
Translated from Turkish, introduction and comments by Marine Iluridze
The book by Solak Abubekr bin Abdullah, the 16th century Ottoman author, is translated from Turkish, but the available text of the Book of Victories was also compared to its Parisian and Viennese manuscripts.
The author participated in the 1578-1580 Ottoman campaign against Georgia, Shirvan and Dagestan. The historic facts recorded in the book will certainly enrich the existing academic resources covering the period and the region.