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Document 7 (22 December 1506–7 January 1507) The Oath By Tevkel (Tjuvikel’) Ulan, The Crimean Envoy Sent To King Sigismund

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An emigrant from Russia Alexandre Bennigsen gathered an excellent team of scholars able to study Ottoman, Crimean, as well as Russian sources and initiated the edition of documents from the Topkapi Palace Archives regarding the Crimean Khanate. 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 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 7 that deals with the oath by Tevkel.

Keywords: şartnames; Crimean sources; Ottoman sources; Tevkel; Topkapi palace archives; yarliqs



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