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The Jalayirids: Dynastic State Formation in the Mongol Middle East

Patrick Wing


This book traces the origins, history, and memory of the Jalayirid dynasty, a family that succeeded the Mongol rulers in Iran and Iraq in the 14th and early 15th centuries. 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. The Jalayirid sultans sought to preserve the social and political order of the Mongol Ilkhanate, while claiming that they were the rightful heirs to the rulership of that order. Central to the Jalayirids’ claims to the legacy of the Ilkhanate was their attempt to c ... More

Keywords: Azarbayjan, Ilkhanate, Iran, Jalayirid, Mongol, Tabriz

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474402255
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402255.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Wing, author
University of Redlands