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Favour by " the. " Thence ShAh Isma'il made his way eastwards to Fbrs, encamped for a while at DArAbjird, and organised a great hunting expedition, of which the special object was a kind of mountain goat which yields- the " animal antidote " (pddzahrDoings in FPrs. i-fiaywdnt)? H e also put to death the Qddi Muhammad-i-KAshi, who held the high ecclesiastical office of Sadr, and replaced him by the Sayyid-i-Sharif of AstarAbAd, who was descended on his mother's side from the celebrated Jurjdnf. H e further erected a t Qa~r-i-Zar a mausoleum in memory of his brother SulfAn Ahmad Mirzd, who had died there, and, under the title of Najm-i-Thdnt (" the Second Star "), appointed Amir ITAr Ahmad-i-KhGzdni of IsfahAn to succeed "the First Star," Amfr Najmu'dDin Mas'tid of Rasht, who had recently died and been buried at Najaf.

Abu'l-Khayr KhAn b. Ilawlat Shaykh b. flti-oghlan b. Fhlbd-Oghlan b. Aybu Khwgja b. b. BulghPy b. Shayban b. JGji b. Chingiz IChAn. See Erskine's History of l~za'io,vol. i, pp. 297 et sepp. , ff. 8obel ... J. 1. CH. 11] DEATH OF S H A Y B ~ NTHE ~ UZBEIC 65 the rest of his realms being for the moment tranquil, a t once marched into KhurAsin to meet him, visiting on his way the Shrine of the ImAm 'Ali Rid&a t Mashhad, Death of Shaybdni in battle, SO sacred in Shi'a eyes. The decisive battle was Dec.

11] DEATH OF S H A Y B ~ NTHE ~ UZBEIC 65 the rest of his realms being for the moment tranquil, a t once marched into KhurAsin to meet him, visiting on his way the Shrine of the ImAm 'Ali Rid&a t Mashhad, Death of Shaybdni in battle, SO sacred in Shi'a eyes. The decisive battle was Dec. 1510. fought on Dec. I or 2, 15 10, a t TAhir-AbAd near Merv, where, after a stubborn and protracted conflict, the Uzbeks were utterly defeated and Shaybdni killed. When his body was found under a heap of slain, ShAh Isma'il ordered the limbs to be cut off and distributed to different parts of his kingdom, and the head to be stuffed with straw and sent as a grim gift to the Ottoman Sulfin BAyazid I1 a t Constantinoplel.

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