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Archives of the Chancellery of Khiva Khans

Registration year: 2017
Submission year: 
2016
Collection ID: 
2016-04

The collection of documents in the archival fund “The Chancellery of Khiva Khans” stored in the Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan is one of the largest archives of Central Asian rulers. The fund consists of the documents in Asian languages (Arabic, Persian, Chagatai, and Turkic). This collection of archival documents is a peculiar heritage of the peoples of Central Asia and is the largest of the known and preserved archival collections of documents from the Muslim East. In general, archives of the Chancellery of Khiva Khans reflect the historical events that took place during the period of more than 200 years in the territory of modern Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. It also provides substantive information about diplomatic relations of the Khiva Khanate with Russia, Britain, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Bukhara emirate and the Kokand khanate. Furthermore, the archival fund contains more than 20 thousand documents in Arabic graphic (18th – early 20th century), which sheds light on a wide range of unexplored issues related to state management, document management system and the functioning of public institutions in the Khiva Khanate.

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© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Record-keeping book on demographics, 1850.
Record-keeping book on demographics, 1850.
© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan, On appointment and salaries, 1850.
On appointment and salaries, 1850.
© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan, On diplomatic relations, 1854.
On diplomatic relations, 1854.
© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Archival document.
Archival document
© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Document with watermarks.
Document with watermarks
© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Foreign passport 1864.
Foreign passport 1864
© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Applications by population 1860-70s.
Applications by population 1860-70s
© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Khan’s decree 1858.
Khan’s decree 1858
© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Expenditure book, 1856.
Expenditure book, 1856.
© The Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan
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