The Assassination of King Het'um II: The Conversion of The Ilkhans and the Armenians

@article{Stewart2005TheAO,
  title={The Assassination of King Het'um II: The Conversion of The Ilkhans and the Armenians},
  author={Angus Stewart},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={45-61}
}
  • Angus Stewart
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
  • On November 17, 1307, the Armenian king, Het'um II, was assassinated by a Mongol, recently converted to Islam, the noyan Bularghu. In this paper I will look at this assassination, which has often been seen as significant in the context of the conversion of the Mongols of Persia to Islam, and also at the effects, or perceived effects, of that conversion, especially regarding Ilkhanid foreign policy. I shall consider the attitude of the Ilkhans to the small Armenian kingdom centred on Cilicia… CONTINUE READING
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