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 Letter of Shah Ṭahmāsp to the Venetian Doge Andrea Gritti
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Letter of Shah Ṭahmāsp to the Venetian Doge Andrea Gritti

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Ṭahmāsp ibn Ismāʿīl

Date: About 1540

Original Language: Unspecified

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In Morton’s translation, the letter runs to two pages. No questions have been raised about its authenticity.

The text of the letter reveals that the Shah had heard that Venice had reached a peace accord with the Ottomans. This was in May/June 1540, after Gritti’s death in 1538. In fact, Gritti had died and…

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Newman, Andrew, “ Letter of Shah Ṭahmāsp to the Venetian Doge Andrea Gritti”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_28051>
First published online: 2015



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