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The Polish And Lithuanian Instruments Of Peace Addressed To The Khans

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This chapter explains the destruction of the Crimean khans' archives, why Lithuanian and Polish instruments are much less numerous compared to the Crimean ones. The practice of sending royal instruments in exchange for the Crimean ones was resumed after the agreement of Tutora and its solemn confirmation by the Ottoman ahdname in 1597. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the Jagiellonian rulers along with their retinues took solemn oaths to observe the peace in the presence of Crimean envoys, while the Lithuanian and Polish envoys, sent to the Crimea, took similar oaths in the khans presence on their own behalf and on behalf of their sovereigns. In 1534, a Lithuanian envoy Anikij Hornostaj was provided with a ready formula, according to which the khan was to issue his instrument of peace.

Keywords: Crimean khans; Lithuanian Instruments; Ottoman ahdname ; peace; polish instruments; ready formula; solemn oaths



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