The last few decades have been an immensely productive period in the study of the medieval Mongols historically, culturally, and intellectually. Cross-cultural encounters through Mongol Eurasia whether by warfare, conquest, trade, or diplomacy expands our previous limits of Central, East Asian or

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From the perspective of global history, the period of Mongol domination, or the Chinggisid era, * is certainly one of the most important phenomena of Eurasia in the thirteenth to fourteenth centuries. 1 The enigma of pastoral nomads that conquered ‘half of the world’ in the Middle Ages has

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Continuity and Transformation in Ilkhanid Iran
The Mongols’ Middle East: Continuity and Transformation in Ilkhanid Iran offers a collection of academic articles that investigate different aspects of Mongol rule in 13th- and 14th-century Iran. Sometimes treated only as part of the larger Mongol Empire, the volume focuses on the Ilkhanate (1258-1335) with particular reference to its relations with its immediate neighbours. It is divided into four parts, looking at the establishment, the internal and external dynamics of the realm, and its end. The different chapters, covering several topics that have received little attention before, aim to contribute to a better understanding of Mongol rule in the Middle East and its role in the broader medieval Eurasian world and its links with China.

With contributions by: Reuven Amitai, Michal Biran, Bayarsaikhan Dashdondog, Bruno De Nicola, Florence Hodous, Boris James, Aptin Khanbaghi, Judith Kolbas, George Lane, Timothy May, Charles Melville, Esther Ravalde, Karin Rührdanz

The representation of Mongols in Italian art has been studied in the past, 1 but the focus of this contribution is specifically centred on Italian illuminated manuscripts of the fourteenth century. 2 Investigating well-known manuscripts and a new group of representations, it aims to shed light on

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manuscript’s vast illustrative cycle, illuminated in the lower margin of each leaf throughout the book, and specifically on the representation of Mongols. 1 With this aim in view, I have examined the images in order to outline the ways in which the illuminator has represented the figures, identifying the

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evaluating the intentions of the boyars. Implicitly, Ostrowski is relying upon his all-encompassing revisionist reassessment of the Mongol impact on Muscovy to create a circumstantial case that enhances the plausibility of his theory about Simeon’s appointment. 31 In 2000 I devoted an entire article to

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