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Letter by Shah 'Abbas I to the Polish King Sigismund III

Date 1016 / 28.4.1607 - 16.4.1608
Content Letter sent by the Safavid Shah 'Abbas I to the Polish King Sigismund (Sigmund) III. He has sent an envoy, Robert Shirley, to him and wishes to intensify the mutual relations. The Ottomans should be fought jointly in Anatolia.
Type namah
Category Letters and Correspondence
Archive Archiwum Glowne (Warszawa)
Publication Fekete, Lajos, and György Hazai, eds. Einführung in die persische Paläographie: 101 Dokumente. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1977. 477-80; Tafeln 201-02
Keywords conquest | Ottoman Empire | Safavids | diplomatic relations
Individuals Sigmund III (Poland) | 'Abbas I, Shah | Shirley, Robert
Places Diyarbakir | Iran | Poland | Anatolia
Notes The document is undated. Since it is known that Robert Shirley had left Iran in 1608 for Europe, the editor proposes 1016 (1607/08 h.) to date the document.
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