The Mongols in Iran : Qutb Al-Din Shirazi's Akhbar-i Moghulan

Restrictions on access to electronic version: access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS id and password.
Connect to electronic book via Ebook Central.
Full title: The Mongols in Iran : Qutb Al-Din Shirazi's Akhbar-i Moghulan / George Lane.
Main author: Lane, George, 1952- (Author)
Corporate Authors: Ebook Central bought.
Format: eBook           
Online access: Connect to electronic book via Ebook Central.


Summary: The polymath, Qutb al-Dīn Shīrāzī, operated at the heart of the Ilkhanate state (1258-1335) from its inception under Hulegu. He worked alongside the scientist and political adviser, Nasir al-Dīn Ṭūsī, who had the ear of the Ilkhans and all their chief ministers. The Mongols in Iran provides an annotated, paraphrased translation of a thirteenth century historical chronicle penned, though not necessarily authored, by Quṭb al-Dīn Shīrāzī. This chronicle, a patchwork of anecdotes, detailed accounts, diary entries and observations, comprises the notes and drafts of a larger, unknown, and probably lost historical work. It is specific, factual, and devoid of the rhetorical hyperbole and verbal arabesques so beloved of other writers of the period. It outlines the early years of the Chinggisid empire, recounts the rule of Hulegu Khan and his son Abaqa, and finally, details the travails and ultimate demise and death of Abaqa's brother and would be successor, Ahmad Tegudar. Shirazi paints the Mongol khans in a positive light and opens his chronicle with a portrait of Chinggis Khan in almost hallowed terms. Throwing new light on well-known personalities and events from the early Ilkhanate, this book will appeal to anyone studying the Mongol Empire, Medieaval History and Persian Literature.
Corporate Authors: Ebook Central bought.
Language: English
Persian
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2018.
Classmark: 955/.026
Subjects:
Series: Routledge studies in the history of Iran and Turkey.
ISBN: 9781138500525
9781351387521 (e-book)
9781315143828 (e-book)