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Author De Nicola, Bruno, author

Title Women in Mongol Iran : the Khātūns, 1206-1335 / Bruno De Nicola
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction : the study of women in the Mongol Empire -- Women and politics from the steppes to world empire -- Regents and empresses : women's rule in the Mongols' world empire -- Political involvement and women's rule in the Ilkhanate -- Women and the economy of the Mongol Empire -- Mongol women's encounters with Eurasian religions -- Concluding remarks
Summary Explores the political, economic and religious role of women in the Mongol empire This book shows the development of women's status in the Mongol Empire from its original homeland in Mongolia up to the end of the Ilkhanate of Iran in 1335. Taking a thematic approach, the chapters show a coherent progression of this development and contextualise the evolution of the role of women in medieval Mongol society. The arrangement serves as a starting point from where to draw comparison with the status of Mongol women in the later period. Exploring patterns of continuity and transformation in the status of these women in different periods of the Mongol Empire as it expanded westwards into the Islamic world, the book offers a view on the transformation of a nomadic-shamanist society from its original homeland in Mongolia to its settlement in the mostly sedentary-Muslim Iran in the mid-13th century
Notes Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Cambridge, 2011, under the title: Unveiling the Khātūns : some aspects of the role of women in the Mongol Empire
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Subject Women -- Iran -- 13th century.
Women -- Iran -- 14th century.
Women -- Middle East -- Social conditions.
Women -- Middle East -- Social life and customs.
Women -- Middle East -- Influence.
Middle East -- History -- To 1500.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781474415484 (electronic bk.)
1474415482 (electronic bk.)