Rashiduddin Fazlullah was grand vizier to the Mongol rulers of Iran. He was commissioned by the monarch Gazan Khan (1295-1304) to compile a history of all the peoples of the world. He set up a charitable foundation outside Tabriz, which included a hospital, pharmacy, a theological school, a school for orphans, a scriptorium and a library. He was put to death in 1318. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Wheeler M. Thackston is an orientalist and a distinguished translator and editor of Persian and Arabic historical and literary works. Author of a number of noted Persian and Arabic grammars, he is Emeritus Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilzations, Harvard University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World: Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume III: Jami‘u’ t-Tawarikh: Compendium of Chronicles (Tome 1)
...The History and Stories of the Nations of Oghuz and the Twenty-four Branches of his Sons and their Offspring and of Some of his Brothers and Cousins who Joined him
From them came into existence the nations of the Uyghur...
George Lane is Senior Teaching Fellow in the History of the Middle East and Central Asia at SOAS in the University of London. His previous books are Early Mongol Rule in Thirteenth-Century Iran, Genghiz Khan and Mongol Rule, Daily Life in the Mongol Empire and Silk Roads and Steppe Empires. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...A persistent myth that survives among the tales, legends and topoi that constitute Mongol history is the belief that Chinggis Khan and his small coterie of loyal supporters backed by a united army of nomadic warriors acted alone...
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