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Document 17 (14 March 1516) The Instrument Of Agreement (Dokončane) Issued By Sigismund As The Grand Duke Of Lithuania And Sent To Khan Mehmed Giray

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This chapter presents Document 17, which is a letter of agreement (dokončane) sent from His Majesty, the hospodar, the great king Sigismund, to Mehmed Giray, the khan of Perekop, through Pan Skinder. Forty-six documents, from the Topkapi Palace Archives regarding the Crimean Khanate, were issued by the Crimean side: three of them can be classified as donation yarliqs, nine as donation yarliqs cum şartnames, six as şartnames, 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).

Keywords: şartnames; Crimean Khanate; dokončane; Khan Mehmed Giray; king Sigismund; Topkapi Palace Archives; yarliqs

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