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Geography of Crimean jarlyks
of the 15th and 16th centuries

Nicholas Zharkikh

In the Crimean Khanate for more than a hundred years (1461-1574), there was a tradition of issuing jarlyks confirming peace and granting lands in Eastern Europe to Lithuanian grand dukes and Polish kings.

Studying these documents has become much easier after the publication of the studio and collection of these jarlyks [Kołodziejczyk D. The Crimean khanate and Poland-Lithuania: international diplomacy on the European periphery (15th–18th century): a study of peace treaties followed by annotated documents. – Boston; Leiden, 2011. – 1135 p. Hereinafter abbreviated as D. K.].

Carefully annotated documents of this collection provide researchers of the history of Eastern Europe with great opportunities for studies of various topics. I will focus exclusively on the geography of the offerings in these jarlyks.

In Kyiv, November 18, 2022 (The 268th day of the great war against Russian aggression) – February 14, 2023; December 6, 2023 – March 1, 2024 (737th day of the war)

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