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The Mongols in Iran : Chingiz Khan to Uljaytu 1220-1309 - Judith G. Kolbas

The Mongols in Iran

Chingiz Khan to Uljaytu 1220-1309

Hardcover Published: 23rd December 2005
ISBN: 9780700706679
Number Of Pages: 414

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This book explores the administration of Iran under Mongol rule through taxation and monetary policy. A consistent development is evident only from abundant numismatic material, from the conquest of Samarqand by Chingiz Khan to the reign of the penultimate ruler, Uljaytu. In many cases, the individuals responsible for initiating and conducting the policies can be identified from the histories or remarks of the mint master. The structure of the empire is clearly demarcated by mint production, coin styles and type of metal. This illuminates many controversial historical points such as the meaning and function of an Il-khan and the establishment of the Toluid dynasty under Hulagu. The Mongols broke the crust of an inflexible and archaic Islamic monetary tradition that had hampered economic development by encouraging extensive trade and the sciences (especially astronomy and higher mathematics) through determined and always pragmatic programmes.

'The Mongols in Iran... will remain for a long time the standard reference for anyone interested in Mongol monetary history and in the production and circulation of coins in Iran and Central Asia in the thirteenth century.' - Nicola Di Cosmo, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Volume 17 Issue 1, 2007

List of illustrationsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
The Governorsp. 1
Aristotle to Nasir al-Din Tusi: traditions ready for developmentp. 3
Yalavach: entering the land of gold and silver; establishing foundationsp. 31
Jalal al-Din: collapse of the old orderp. 76
Kirgiz: stabilizing the empire in the westp. 87
Arghun Aqa: fundamental shifts in imperial powerp. 121
The Khansp. 191
Abaqa: Toluid claims and regional reforms: 667-80 Hp. 193
Tegudar and Arghun: the first Toluid civil warp. 235
Arghun: inspired vision and rapid innovationsp. 245
Gaykhatu, Baydu and Ghazan: imbalance and identity crisisp. 278
Ghazan and Uljaytu: a secure but decentralized realmp. 310
Overview: Mongol caravans, markets and taxation in Iranp. 375
People and positionsp. 381
Bibliographyp. 390
Indexp. 403
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ISBN: 9780700706679
ISBN-10: 0700706674
Series: Curzon Persian Art & Culture S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 414
Published: 23rd December 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.05  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 1