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Journal: Golden Horde Review (Vol.5, No. 3)

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Page : 577-590

Keywords : “Majmu al-tawarikh”; “Manas”; Ötemish-Hajji; Golden Horde; Tokta­mysh; Kara Nogay; Hussain Aq-Sufi; Baba Ali Khitai;

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Research objective: To study information about the Golden Horde contained in a historical source called the “Majmu al-tawarikh” and to analyze the information found in that source about the lives of amirs and khans of the Golden Horde. Research materials: The study was conducted on the basis of an analysis of published and unpublished sections of the “Majmu al-tawarikh” which have been translated. Results and novelty of the research: The “Majmu al-tawarikh” is a valuable source for the history of the Golden Horde. There are a number of anachronisms in the “Majmu al-tawarikh”, but it also contains unique and original information about the history of the Golden Horde. There are three copies of the source. The first copy (B 667) is stored at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. The second copy (№ 693) is stored in the Oriental department of St. Petersburg State University library. The third copy (№ 167a) stored in the fund of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). A translation in Kyrghyz of the third copy was published in 1996. This source contains unique information about the life and family of such khans of the Golden Horde as Toktamysh, Kara-Nogai, Pulad. This work contains stories about the lives of such amirs as Mamai (from the Kiyat tribe), Teginya (Tegin, Dekne) from the Shirin tribe, Temir-khodzha (Dair-Khodzha) and his son Kara-Khodzha from the Argyn tribe, Hussain Aq-Sufi from Kungirat tribe and his son Ak Nogai, Mamai from the Saray tribe, Baba Ali from the Khitai tribe, etc. Baba Ali from Khitai tribe was the main source of information for “Majmu al-tawarikh” about the Jochid ulus. He served Abd al-Kerim, the khan of Astrakhan, and the Khwarezm's khan, Sultan-Ghazi. This same Baba Ali was also the info

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