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'Arzah-dasht by Urkmiz

Date 916 / 10.4.1510 - 30.3.1511
Content Urkmiz reports to Shah Isma'il about the situation in the province of Sandah and Mush, where he had gone to collect the tax revenue over a period of six months. The Kurds had revolted and partly destroyed the province of Mush. With the aid of Zayn al-Din 'Ali Bayg, he was able to put down the rebellion. Later, he replenished the supplies of the castle Tiflis and went to the court. In the meantime, the Kurds had gone to Erzinjan and destroyed the houses of some umara' such as Husayn Bayg Chapni and Yusuf Bayg Varsaq, so Urkmiz once again had to march against them and drive them back.
Type 'arzah-dasht
Category Letters and Correspondence
Script shikastah-nasta'liq
Archive Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi Arşivi (İstanbul)
Publication Fekete, Lajos, and György Hazai, eds. Einführung in die persische Paläographie: 101 Dokumente. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1977. 291-95, Tafel 112.
Keywords taxes | Kurds | military | Safavids | revolt
Individuals Husayn Bayg Chapni | Yusuf Bayg Varsaq | Isma'il I, Shah
Places Bidlis | Erjis | Erzinjan | Mush | Sandah | Khanasar | Tiflis | Georgia
Notes On the edge of the document, there is a text forming an indipendent entity which has gotten a new numbering.
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