Validation by Holiness or Sovereignty: Religious Toleration as Political Theology in the Mongol World Empire of the Thirteenth Century

  title={Validation by Holiness or Sovereignty: Religious Toleration as Political Theology in the Mongol World Empire of the Thirteenth Century},
  author={Christopher P. Atwood},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={237 - 256}
  • C. Atwood
  • Published 1 June 2004
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  • The International History Review
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