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2022. no 2. Halil Inalcik

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The Khan and the Tribal Aristocracy:
The Crimean Khanate under Sahib Giray I

Halil Inalcik

Annotation. The article is a translation from English of the work of the famous Turkish Historian-Ottomanist Halil Inalcik, dedicated to the socio-political aspects of the relationship between the khan and the tribal aristocracy and building the vertical of the power in the Crimean Khanate during the reign of Sahib Giray I. On the basis of an extensive complex of sources, the author carried out a detailed analysis of the features of the internal struggle for power in the Crimean Khanate, the degree of involvement and of the Ottoman Empire on the one hand, and Muscovy on the other, as well as the role of the tribal aristocracy in the military-political life of the khanate.

Keywords: Remmal, Crimean Khanate, Sahib Giray I, beys, karachu, Ottoman Empire, nukers, Islam Giray, hierarchical structure, tribal nobility.

For citation: Halil Inalcik. The Khan and the Tribal Aristocracy: The Crimean Khanate under Sahib Giray I. Trans. from English Namatov M., Seytkhalilova L. Krymskoe istoricheskoe obozrenie=Crimean Historical Review. 2022, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 10–39. DOI: 10.22378/kio.2022.2.10-39 (In Russian)

About the author: Halil Inalcik (1916–2016)is a leading Turkish Historian Osmanist of the Crimean Tatar origin. He was born in Istanbul and received his higher education in Ankara. After completing his doctoral studies in 1952 he began to work at the same university. After retiring in 1972, he was invited to the University of Chicago, where he taught seminars on the history of the Ottoman Empire. In 1992 he was involved in the organization of the Department of History at Bilkent University. He is the author of the large number of scientific works on the history of the Ottoman Empire and the Crimean Khanate, In 1973, his work “The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age (1300–1600)” came out, which was translated into all Balkan languages, Arabic and Ukrainian. The work was accepted as a classical work on the history of the Ottoman Empire.

About the translators: Mirlan A. Namatov – Professor, PhD (History) on the Middle East Studies, Foreign Correspondent Member of the Academy of Sciences, Inscriptions and Literature of Toulouse (France), Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences, Literature and Arts of Tunisia, Associate Member of the Portuguese Academia de Marinha (Department of History), Visiting researcher of a scientific project by Professor Marat Alymkulov at the International University of Kyrgyzstan (720001, Turusbekov Str., 89, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan);

Leylya S. Seitkhalilova – laboratory assistant of the Crimean Scientific Center of Marjani Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (420111, Baturin Str., 7A, Kazan, Russian Federation);

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