The aim of the project is to prepare an edition of Persian documents from Polish collections and to carry out archive and library research in Iran, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia (Moscow and Kazan) as well as the Vatican Archives to find further traces of diplomatic, commercial and cultural relations between the Polish Commonwealth, and Persia, countries of the Caucasus and the Volga Region. This will lead to an electronic version of a publication covering, among others, a critical edition of Persian documents (both in Persian and in Turkish) from Warsaw’s Central Archives of Historical Records, entries from Safavid chronicles dealing with the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Eastern Europe, as well as a selection of other sources and documents from foreign collections. The aim of overseas research will also be to study the functioning of writing and chancelleries of states that existed in the early modern period between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea (including Persia, Shirvan, Kartli, Kabardia, Kumukh Shamkhalate and Nogai Horde) and to start or continue the collaboration with local scholars.
Source of project financing: National Programme for the Development of Humanities, no. 11H 12 0256 81.
Grant amount: PLN 388,600