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KAZAN KHANATE

KAZAN KHANATE. A Chinggisid successor state to the so-called "Golden Horde", the patrimony granted to Chinggis Khan's oldest son Jochi in the early thirteenth century CE, the Kazan Khanate was centered on the city of Kazan, located in present-day Tatarstan on the eastern bank of the Volga River north of its confluence with the Kama. This territory had once formed a part of Volga Bulgaria, the first Muslim state in eastern Europe (already converted to Islam by the time of Ibn Fadlan's visit in 92 ...more

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