Ghazan, Islam and Mongol tradition: a view from the Mamlūk sultanate

@article{AmitaiPreiss1996GhazanIA,
  title={Ghazan, Islam and Mongol tradition: a view from the Mamlūk sultanate},
  author={Reuven Amitai-Preiss},
  journal={Bulletin of The School of Oriental and African Studies-university of London},
  year={1996},
  volume={59},
  pages={1-10}
}
  • Reuven Amitai-Preiss
  • Published 1996
  • History
  • Bulletin of The School of Oriental and African Studies-university of London
  • The conversion of Ghazan Khan to Islam in A.H. 694/A.D. 1295 was an event of great importance for both the Mongol ruling class and the Muslim subjects of his kingdom. The story of this conversion, based primarily on semi-official Persian works emanating from the Īlkhānid state itself, has been retold and analysed in varying detail by several modern scholars. Recently, Dr. Charles Melville, using contemporary Arabic sources from the Mamluk Sultanate, has enriched our knowledge of this event; in… CONTINUE READING
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