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The Likely Course of an Unlikely Life, 1248–1302

Stefan Kamola

in Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami' al-Tawarikh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474421423
eISBN:
9781474476744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421423.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Rashid al-Din Tabib (d. 1318) was born into a Jewish medical family and raised between waves of Mongol conquest in Iran. By 1297, he rose to the highest level of administration in the new Mongol ... More


New Projects of Faith and Power, 1304–1312

Stefan Kamola

in Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami' al-Tawarikh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474421423
eISBN:
9781474476744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421423.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Oljeitu Sultan (1304-1316) continued his predecessor’s pattern of commissioning histories and building programs to demonstrate his legitimacy. This included a new history of the world, which Rashid ... More


Creating the Image of Rashid al-Din, 1312–1335

Stefan Kamola

in Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami' al-Tawarikh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474421423
eISBN:
9781474476744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421423.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Rashid al-Din fell from royal favour and was executed in 1318. This chapter traces the period of his decline and the years immediately following his death to show how contemporary historians ... More


Mongol Dynastic History, 1302–1304

Stefan Kamola

in Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami' al-Tawarikh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474421423
eISBN:
9781474476744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421423.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Blessed History of Ghazan (Tarikh-i Mubarak-i Ghazani) marked the culmination of several decades of historical writing that worked to integrate the Mongol ilkhans into historical and cultural ... More


Who Wrote the Compendium of Chronicles (Jami al-Tawarik) and the Collection of Letters Attributed to Rashid al-Din?

Donald Ostrowski (ed.)

in Who Wrote That?: Authorship Controversies from Moses to Sholokhov

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749704
eISBN:
9781501749728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749704.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter highlights the Compendium of Chronicles or Jami' al-Tawarikh, which is a three-volume work that John A. Boyle described as “the first world history.” It explains how the Compendium of ... More


Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami' al-Tawarikh

Stefan Kamola

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474421423
eISBN:
9781474476744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421423.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Making Mongol History examines the life and work of Rashid al-Din Tabib (d. 1318), the most powerful statesman working for the Mongol Ilkhans in the Middle East. It seeks to integrate his most famous ... More


Qashani and Rashid al-Din on the Seljuqs of Iran

Alexander H. Morton

in Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the importance of comparing primary sources in reconstructuring historical events, genealogies and other historical facts. This micro-level analysis of data is important for ... More


Genealogy and Exemplary Rulership in the Tarikh-i Chingiz Khan⋆

Charles Melville

in Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on the Tarikh-I Chingiz Khan. It discusses, from a comparative perspective, the celebrated Jami، al-tawarikh of Rashid al-Din and its abridgement in Tarikh-I Chingiz Khan. The ... More


The Onset of Islamization: (b) Royal Converts and Muslim Resurgence

Peter Jackson

in The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300125337
eISBN:
9780300227284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125337.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the conversion to Islam of the Mongol khans of Western Asia, with particular emphasis on the difficulties confronting royal converts who sought to impose their new faith on ... More


The fourteenth- and fifteenth-century accounts of the battle of Manzikert

Carole Hillenbrand

in Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol: The Battle of Manzikert

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625727
eISBN:
9780748671359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625727.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter gives translations of Muslim accounts of the battle of Manzikert dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. All these late accounts, presented here in chronological order, are ... More


The Mongols and Timurids

D. T. Potts

in Nomadism in Iran: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330799
eISBN:
9780199366842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330799.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Mongol conquest in the early thirteenth century brought much larger numbers of nomads onto the Iranian plateau. Many of these, however, were Turkic tribes. The allocation of pasturage by the ... More


Who Wrote That?: Authorship Controversies from Moses to Sholokhov

Donald Ostrowski

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749704
eISBN:
9781501749728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749704.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book examines nine authorship controversies, providing an introduction to particular disputes and teaching students how to assess historical documents, archival materials, and apocryphal ... More


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