Girl in a jacket
Lane, George, 1952-

The Mongols in Iran : Quṭb Al-Dīn Shīrāzī's Akhbār-i Moghulān / George Lane. - vii, 127 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. - Routledge studies in the history of Iran and Turkey . - Routledge studies in the history of Iran and Turkey. .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-124) and index.

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.

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.



Quṭb al-Shīrāzī, Maḥmūd ibn Masʻūd, 1236 or 1237-1310 or 1311 --Criticism and interpretation.
Ilkhanid dynasty.

Iran--Kings and rulers.

DS289 / .L37 2018

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