Hajji Firuz al-Din’s Futile Attempt to Regain Control of Ghuriyan
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[83] During the above struggles, Hajji Firuz al-Din, much encouraged by the rise to power of his brother Shah Mahmud, embarked on a campaign to retrieve Ghuriyan. He also renounced payment by Herat of the kharaj-tax to Iran, which had been agreed to at the time of the killing of Sufi Islam. The Qajar prince, Muhammad Wali Mirza, governor of Mashhad, thereupon marched against Herat with an army. He rode as far as Pul-i Nuqrah, three farsangs from Herat where he made camp. He put Hajji Firuz al-D…

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“Hajji Firuz al-Din’s Futile Attempt to Regain Control of Ghuriyan”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 26 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000089>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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