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Kazan Khanate Khanate of the Crimean Tatars
First posted on September 24th 2010

The Kipchak Tatar Khanate, established in 1240, disintegrated in the course of the 15th century. The Khanate of Astrakhan seceded in 1466, other successor states include the Khanates of Kazan, of the Crimean Tatars and of Sibir. The state religion of the Khanate of Astrakhan was Islam. In 1552 Kazan was conquered and annexed by the Grand Duchy of Muscovy (or the Russian Empire; a matter of terminology). Shortly after, a pro-Muscovite party took power in Astrakhan. The Khanate was annexed by Muscovy/the Russian Empire in 1556.
In the early 17th century, Buddhist Kalmyks settled in the region, replacing the Astrakhan Tatars as the dominant population element around Astrakhan.

The modern Republic of Kalmykia comprises of territory which once formed part of the Astrakhan Khanate.

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Country Profiles Current Articles : Astrakhan Khanate, from Wikipedia
Historical Officina Elzeviriana, Russia seu Moscovia itemque Tartaria commentario topographico atque politico, 1630, in Latin, GB
Links, on History Category : Khanate of Astrakhan, from Wikipedia
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Accounts of History Astrakhan modern Articles : Astrakhan Khanate, from Wikipedia
historical Ebülgazi Bahadir Han, A general history of the Turks, Moguls and Tatars, vulgarly called Tartars, vol.1, 1730, GB
J. de Guignes, Histoire generale des Huns, des Turcs, des Mongols et des autres Tartares vol.1 pt.1, 1756, vol.1 pt.2, 1756, vol.2, 1756, vol.3, 1757, vol.4, 1758, vol.5, 1758, in French, GB
J.G. Georgi, Russia, or a Compleat Historical Account of all the Nations Which Compose that Empire, vol.4 : the Mongols, 1783, GB
H.H. Howorth, History of the Mongols: from the 9th to the 19th century, pt.2.2 : The So-Called Tartars of Russia and Central Asia, 1830, GB
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Military Articles : List of Tatar and Mongol Raids against Rus 1223-1480, from Wikipedia
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General Article : Astracan, pp.6-8 in vol.3 of Encyclopaedia Britannica 1823, GB
Articles Astrachan, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Articles : Cities : Astrakhan, from EB 1911
Historical The Government of Astracan, pp.58-60 in vol.56 of An Universal history, from the earliest account of time, 1762, GB
Government Astracan, p.232 in vol.31 of The modern part of An universal history,, 1783, GB
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General Accounts on Russia Melvin K. Wren, Course of Russian History, Waveland 1997, 617 pp., KMLA Lib.Sign. 947 W945
Charles E. Ziegler, The History of Russia, Greenwood 1999, 272 pp., KMLA Lib.Sign. 947 Z66t
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Historical Atlas John Channon, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia, London : Penguin 1995, KMLA Lib.Sign. R 947 C458p
Martin Gilbert, Atlas of Russian History, no place : Dorset Press 1972 [G]
Atlas Oficera, Moscow 1984 [G]
Historical Dictionary B. Raymond, P. Duffy, Historical Dictionary of Russia, Methuan : Scarecrow 1998, KMLA Lib.Sign. R 947.8 R268h

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