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 Correspondence and farmāns
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ʿAbbās I, Shah of Persia

Date: 1605-29

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The first farmān involving the Armenians issued by Shah ʿAbbās I dates from Rabiʿ II 1014 (16 August-13 September 1605). It lays out the conditions for the settlement of the Armenians who were transplanted from Julfa to the newly built suburb of Isfahan, New Julfa. That the settlement of Armenians in Isfahan met with local resistance is reflected in the same farmān, since it admonishes the original residents to treat the n…

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Matthee, Rudolph, “ Correspondence and farmāns”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <>

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