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Document 18 (May–June 1517) A Copy Of The Donation Yarlıq Cum Sartname (Lyst Dokoncannyj) Sent By Khan Mehmed Giray To King Sigismund, Corroborated And Sworn By Prince Bahadır Giray

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Forty-six documents, from 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). This chapter presents Document 18, which is a copy of the donation yarliq cum şartname sent by Khan Mehmed Giray to King Sigismund.

Keywords: şartname; Khan Mehmed Giray; King Sigismund; oathyarliqs; Prince Bahadir Giray; Topkapi Palace Archives; yarliq



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