Muhammad Khan Shibani in Tus

Ghereghlou, Kioumars

This present article studies and contextualizes an unpublished appointment letter (nishān) drafted on behalf of and sealed by the Uzbek ruler of Khurāsān, Muḥammad Khān Shībānī, in 915/1509. Issued in the name of a Sunnī judge from Mashhad, this appointment letter sheds light on the Uzbek ruler's plans to build a new city on the ruins of Ṭūs, a rural town some 20 miles northwest of Mashhad, to be called Yādgār-i Khānī.


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Center for Iranian Studies
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September 30, 2016