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Author Lane, George, 1952- author

Title The Mongols in Iran : Qutb Al-Dīn Shīrāzī's Akhbār-i Moghulān / George Lane
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in the history of Iran and Turkey
Routledge studies in the history of Iran and Turkey
Contents Introduction : The Akhbar-i-Moghulan dar Anbaneh ye Qutb by Qutb al-Din Mahmud ibn Mascud Shirazi -- A straight translation : the Akhbar-i-Moghulan dar Anbaneh-ye Qutb -- An annotated translation : the Akhbar-i-Moghulan dar Anbaneh-ye Qutb -- Personages
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
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 14, 2018)
Subject Quṭb al-Shīrāzī, Maḥmūd ibn Masʻūd, 1236 or 1237-1310 or 1311 -- Criticism and interpretation
Ilkhanid dynasty
Quṭb al-Shīrāzī, Maḥmūd ibn Masʻūd, 1236 or 1237-1310 or 1311.
Ilkhanid dynasty.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- Iran.
Kings and rulers.
Iran -- History -- 1256-1500
Iran -- Kings and rulers
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315143828 (electronic bk.)
1351387529 (electronic bk.)
9781315143828 (electronic bk.)
9781351387521 (electronic bk.)