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Document 49 (26 September–5 October 1632) The ‘Ahdname Sent By Khan Djanibek Giray To The Polish King [Facs. V]

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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). This chapter presents Document 49, which was sent by Khan Djanibek Giray to the Polish King and written in the second decade of the month of Rebi I of the year 1042, in the abode of Baghchasaray.

Keywords: şartnames; Crimean khanate; Khan Djanibek Giray; qalga; Topkapi Palace Archives



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