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(in Central Asia), the most important of the taxes and impositions of Mongol origin in the Čingizk̲h̲ānid period. It was originally a tax on flocks and herds, payable by the Mongols to their ruler. Such a levy was made by Čingiz-K̲h̲ān early in his career for the support of his ally and patron the Ong-K̲h̲ān of the Kereyts ( Histoire secrète des Mongols , ed. L. Ligeti, Budapest 1971, 107; Ras̲h̲īd al-Dīn, Sbornik letopisei , ed. Berezin, xiii, 178). In the formative years of the Mongol Empire, ḳūbčūr was levied at a rate of one animal out of every 100 (D̲j̲uwaynī, iii, 79; Ras̲h̲īd al-Dīn, D̲j̲ami…

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Morgan, D.O., “Ḳūbčūr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4468>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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