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Armenian Merchants in New Julfa, Iran,

Armenian Merchants in New Julfa, Iran, and How Captain Kidd Took Over an Armenian Merchant Ship in 1698

In 1604, the forced movement of Armenians from the Jougha (Julfa) region, which is today located in Nakhichevan, was a part of Persian Shah Abbas’s grand scheme of creating a no-man’s-land between his and the Ottoman Empire’s domains. Although Armenians endured much suffering during the movements, they would be granted special privileges that allowed them …

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