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Document 15 (29 October 1514) The Şartname (Dokončalnyj Lyst) Regarding Poland Sent By Khan Mengli Giray To King Sigismund

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This chapter presents the letter from Mengli Giray, the khan of Perekop [i.e., the Crimean khan], written to His Royal Majesty. Forty-six documents were issued by the Crimean side: three of them can be classified as donation yarliqs, nine as donation yarliqs cum şartnames, six asşartnames, nineteen as ahdnames, three as oathyarliqs, and six as others. Most of these documents were issued by the khans, but four were issued by the qalgas (1527, 1637, 1640, and 1667, the latter issued collectively by the qalga and other Crimean notables), one by the nureddin (1640), one by the khans son and heir apparent who yet was not a qalga (1517), and two by the Crimean envoys sent to Poland (1541 and 1599). Document 15 presented here deals with the Şartname regarding Poland sent by Khan Mengli Giray to King Sigismund.

Keywords: şartnames; ahdnames; Khan Mengli Giray; King Sigismund; Poland; yarliqs



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