Power, Politics, and Tradition in the Mongol Empire and the Ilkhanate of Iran

Power, Politics and Tradition

Authors/Editors: Michael Hope

Publication date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Publication type: Book

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  • The first complete history of the Ilkhanate to be published in English since 1968
  • Traces the transmission of power within the Mongol Empire after the death of Chinggis Khan in 1227
  • Explores how the military aristocracy, the collegial, and the central government, the patrimonialist, differed in their views of what constituted legitimate political authority
  • Contextualizes the history of the Mongol Empire and the Ilkhanate in the broader history of Iran and Central Asia
  • Contributes to current debates over the nature of Mongol society and government
  • Opens the possibility for further research into the non-Chinggisid leadership of the Mongol Empire and the emergence of non-Chinggisid dynasties, such as the Temurids and Jalayirids

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