sipāhī

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A type of cavalry soldier used by Turkic rulers.

Names

  • Arabic: الاصپاهية = al-aṣpāhiyya 1
  • Greek: σπαχίδες = spakhides 2
  • Greek: σπαχίδας = spakhidas 3
  • Greek: σπαχογλάνους = spakhoglanous 4
Event Description Date
Event mentioned by Ibn Baṭṭūṭa.1 before 1354 1354-1356 early 1180 A.H. / 1766 1853
Event mentioned by Laonikos Chalkokondyles.2, 3 before 1464 1464-1468 mid-late 15th C 2014
Event mentioned by Georgios Amiroutzes.4 mid-late 15th C mid-late 15th C mid-late 15th C 2014

Sources

  • 1 C. Defrémery and B. R. Sanguinetti, eds., Voyages d'Ibn Batoutah (Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, 1853-1858), IV: 293, 297 [Arabic].
    • H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), IV, 905, 907 [English].
  • 2 Laonikos Chalkokondyles, The Histories, ed. Anthony Kaldellis (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2014), para. 5.13 [Greek with English translation].
  • 3 Chalkokondyles, The Histories, para. 8.77 [Greek with English translation].
  • 4 Chalkokondyles, The Histories, para. 9.79 [Greek with English translation].