Noun(1) a title given to rulers or other important people in Asian countries(2) an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
(1) In 864, Boris I together with his entire court and many other Bulgarians accepted Christianity and changed his pagan title khan to kniaz (prince).(2) Furthermore, the khan was awarded the title of Caesar, making him second only to the emperor.(3) There, a Genoese colony was under siege from a khan of the Golden Horde named Yannibeg, when his army was decimated by an outbreak of plague.(4) Timur's trajectory began with a three-year struggle to achieve dominance, at the end of which in 1370 he proclaimed himself not merely emir of Samarkand but khan of the Chagatai and inheritor of Genghis's Mongol empire.(5) Each of the domes represents a battle in Ivan's triumphant war against the rebellious khan of Kazan.(6) She complained about the poor planning of the town to the khan , and suggested that Jilan-Tau would be a better place for the city, because it was close to a river.(7) A mission from Pope Innocent IV in 1246 to the Mongol great khan was politely received but the message back invited the pope to submit.(8) In Qutaifah we were told by several local people that there was no khan in their town, only the Khan al-Arus some kilometers away.(9) The spiritual leader of Mongolia's Lamaists was proclaimed khan of Mongolia on 16 December, and the country's religious center, Urga, became the capital.(10) However, I have since found two eighteenth-century accounts of traveling between Aleppo and Damascus by English travelers, who both report staying at a khan in Qutaifah.(11) The ruler of the state, the khan , was in charge of foreign political affairs and was commander of the army in times of war.(12) The three khans were subject to the Khakhan (the Great Khan), but were generally resentful in their relations with him.(13) The title was also used of Tatar khans , Biblical kings, and of various rulers in folk genres.(14) For the first time in Bulgaria, archaeologists have excavated a grave of a Proto-Bulgarian aristocrat from the age of the khans .(15) In 1873 the Russians established their control over Khiva, the last of the major independent khanates of Central Asia.(16) From rival tribes, the Tibetans were united in the sixth century; they were led by strong tribal leaders until the thirteenth century, when Mongol khans created a theocracy under their Buddhist spiritual advisors.
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