As a general opinion, the default Anatolian principalities emerged as a manifestation of political turmoil in Anatolia between XIII - XIVth centuries. This situation is briefly refers to the dispersed state of the Seljuk Empire. These are originated within the Seljuk state, called “Beyliks” or “Tevaif-ül Mülûk” that is as the number is close to twenty. One of the principalities founded in the struggle to take the place of the Seljuk authority weakened after the defeat of the Kösedağ War in 1243. It is the Hamidoğulları Principality established in the vicinity of Isparta and around it by Dündar Bey, nicknamed Feleküddin around the turn of the century. However, in the history books mentioned, it does not appear as much of a processed principality. For this reason, when the sources containing information about the principality are reached, a lengthy examination process is required. Here in this study; we tried to determine the political history and culture - civilization of this principality in his works called Şikârî’s “Karamannâme” and M. Fuad Köprül’s “Anadolu Beylikleri Tarihine Ait Notlar”. In particular, the information contained in the Karamannâme, which is considered as one of the primary sources of the period, and the information in the work of Köprülü, which has a modern resource, has been determined and the inferences about the political history of the principality have been tried by comparison method.
Hamidoğulları, Shikârî, Karamannâme, M. Fuad Koprulu