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382. From this it appears that Salim's letter was brought by an envoy named Ahmad JAn, who took back the answer, and that the writer was in great fear that the correspondence might be discovered. (18) S d t d n Saliqn's second ktter to Shdh Isma'td, in Persian and undated, pp. 382-3. In this letter Salim lays claim to the Caliphate, accuses ShAh Isma'il and his family of heresy and immorality, and calls on him to repent and suffer Persia to be annexed to the Ottoman dominions. (19) Sultdn SaZiez's third ktter to Isma'il, in Turkish, dated the end ofJunzctda i, 920 (Judy 23, I 5 14) and written from ArzinzZn, taunting him with his apparent unwillingness to try the fortune of battle.
Mr A. G. Ellis most kindly placed at my disposal his rare book, to which all subsequent references are made. I?. 166.. a i MS. " H e did much, however, to extend and develop the Order of which he was the Superior, and his influence is illustrated by a statement of MawlbnA Shamsu'd-Din Influence of Shaykh Safi Barniqi of Ardabil, quoted in the SiZsiZatu'nin Asia Minor. Nasabl, that the number of those who came to visit him along one road only-that from MarPgha and Tabriz-in the course of three months amounted to some thirteen thousand.
P. 638. 11 ' f , 1 1 , I I CH. 11] MASSACRE OF SHPA IN ASIA MINOR 73 Von Hammer's translation, which can hardly be bettered, runs as follows : " Der Sultan wohlbewandert, voll Verstand, Schickt kund'ge Schreiber aus in jedes Land ; Aufzeichnen sollen sie nach Stamm und Stammen Die Junger dieses Volks mit Nahm und Nahmen. Von sieben Jahren bis auf siebzig Jahr BringJ im Diwan die List' ein jeder dar. E s waren Vierzigtausend grad enthalten In den Verzeichnissen von Jung und Alten, Die Bringer dieser Listen wurden dann Gesandt an die Statthalter mit Ferman.
A Literary History of Persia by Edward G. Browne