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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Macedonia is mentioned in Sultan Mohamed IV letter to the Cossacks, 1675!

Here is a letter which is written by Sultan Mohamed IV to the Zaporozhian Cossacks it is written in 1675.
The Sultan mentions which kingdoms he is the ruler of, Macedonia is the first one he mentions in his letter.
Some information about the letter;
In 1675 (Evarnickij 1895:517) or 1678 (Golobuckij 1957:320), the Sultan of Turkey and the Crimean Khan are said to have unsuccessfully attacked the Zaporozhian fortress of Sic’ (Russian Sec’) Following this fiasco, the Sultan of Turkey supposedly sent a threatening missive to the Zaporozhian cossacks demanding their submission to him, to which the cossacks replied with an abusive parody of the Sultan’s letter.
The letter of the Sultan;
The Original:
The Transliteration:
The Translation:
From THE ZAPOROZHIAN LETTER TO THE TURKISH SULTAN: HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND LINGUISTIC ANALYSYS by Victor A. Friedman published in Slavica Hierosolymitana, Vol. 2. Jerusalem: Magnes. 1978. P. 25-38.


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