The Chaghadaids and Islam: The Conversion of Tarmashirin Khan (1331-34)

@article{Biran2002TheCA,
  title={The Chaghadaids and Islam: The Conversion of Tarmashirin Khan (1331-34)},
  author={M. Biran},
  journal={Journal of the American Oriental Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={122},
  pages={742-752}
}
  • M. Biran
  • Published 2002
  • History
  • Journal of the American Oriental Society
  • Muslim sources agree that the conversion of Tarmashirin Khan paved the way to the overall Islamization of the Khanate of Chaghadai : the Mongol state in Central Asia. Yet apart from that, there is very little agreement among the sources: even the dates of Tarmashirin's reign and the extent of his realm are not unequivocally established. Moreover, unlike other Chinggisids who won their fame as the Islamizers of their realms. Tarmashirin's conversion engendered no conversion stories in the… CONTINUE READING
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