Commercial Queens: Mongolian Khatuns and the Silk Road 1

@article{May2016CommercialQM,
  title={Commercial Queens: Mongolian Khatuns and the Silk Road 1},
  author={T. May},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={89 - 106}
}
  • T. May
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
Abstract Three women dominated the politics and government of the Mongol Empire in the decade of the 1240s. Töregene and Oghul-Qaimish ruled as regents and are credited with corruption and petty politics throughout their regencies, while Sorqoqtani Beki became a paragon of virtue throughout the world for her adherence to the yasa of Chinggis Khan. Curiously, very little attention has been paid to this period to verify the accuracy of the statements. This study examines the role of all three… Expand
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