The Jalayirids: Dynastic State Formation in the Mongol Middle East

Title

The Jalayirids: Dynastic State Formation in the Mongol Middle East

Authors/Editors/Translators

Patrick Wing, University of RedlandsFollow

Department/School

History

Summary

The period of Middle Eastern history between the collapse of the Mongol Ilkhanate in 1335 and the rise of Timur (Tamerlane) at the end of the fourteenth century is commonly seen as a tumultuous time of political breakdown and disorder. This book helps to make sense of this confusing period by tracing the origins, history and memory of the Jalayirid dynasty, a family that succeeded the Mongol Ilkhans in Iran and Iraq in the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries and claimed to be the rightful heirs of the Chinggisid Mongols. The story of how the Jalayirids came to power is illustrative of the political dynamics that shaped much of the Mongol and post-Mongol period in the Middle East.

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ISBN

9781474402255

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Edinburgh University Press

Place of Publication

Edinburgh, Scotland

Keywords

Jalāyirids, Mongol History, Middle East History

Disciplines

Near and Middle Eastern Studies

The Jalayirids: Dynastic State Formation in the Mongol Middle East

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