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Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami' al-Tawarikh

Stefan Kamola


Making Mongol History examines the life and work of Rashid al-Din Tabib (d. 1318), the most powerful statesman working for the Mongol Ilkhans in the Middle East. It seeks to integrate his most famous work, the historical compendium, the Collected Histories (Jamiʿ al-Tawarikh), into two contexts: a developing genre of Persian historical writing and Rashid al-Din’s broader political and intellectual projects. Opening chapters offer an overview of administrative history and historiography in the early Ilkhanate, culminating with Rashid al-Din’s Blessed History of Ghazan, the indispensable source ... More

Keywords: Rashid al-Din, Jamiʿ al-Tawarikh, Persian historiography, Mongol history, Ilkhanate, manuscript studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474421423
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421423.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefan Kamola, author
Eastern Connecticut State University