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A khanate was a political territory ruled by a “Khan” [7]. After the death of Ghengis Khan in 1227, the right to this title became established as a privilege of his descendants. Their sphere of influence at first also included Persia, Russia, and China, but in the early modern period it was primarily confined to Central Asia.

Asia in the 19th century was dominated by the war expansionism of Russia and the British Empire. Britain was established on the Indian subco…

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Fragner, Bert G., “Khanate”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022098>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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