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Rashiduddin Fazlullah

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.

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Wheeler M. Thackston

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.

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Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume III: Jami‘u’ t-Tawarikh: Compendium of Chronicles (Tome 1)

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...TOME ONE was ordered completed in this time by the Shahanshah of Islam Öljäitü Sultan—may his kingship last forever—in the name of his brother Sultan Sa‘id Ghazan Khan. Hence the official name of Tome One of Jami‘u’ t-tawarikh...

The History and Stories of the Nations of Oghuz and the Twenty-Four Branches of his Sons and their Offspring and Some of his Brothers and Cousins Who Joined him

Rashiduddin Fazlullah

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.

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Wheeler M. Thackston

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.

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Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume III: Jami‘u’ t-Tawarikh: Compendium of Chronicles (Tome 1)

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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... to their predecessors, the Song, by the Chinese term 南 家 nanjia (nangia) ‘people of the south’ (Grousset, Empire, p. 593, note 12); the final –s is the Mongolian plural. Rashiduddin’s “Manzi” is derived from the Chinese 蠻 子 manzi, ‘people (or...

Introduction

Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume III: Jami‘u’ t-Tawarikh: Compendium of Chronicles (Tome 1)

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...The Reason for prefacing this introduction and writing this foreword is that prior to now a rough draft of this book, which contained the history of the world-conquering monarch Genghis Khan, his glorious fathers and forebears, and his...

The History of Genghis Khan and his Illustrious Offspring, Some of Whom have Become Rulers in Every Era, Others of Whom have not been Rulers of a Specific Ulus, Along with a Summary Account of the Rulers of the World Contemporary with them Down to the Year 705 of the Hegira [A.D. 1305–6]

Rashiduddin Fazlullah

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.

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Wheeler M. Thackston

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.

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Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume III: Jami‘u’ t-Tawarikh: Compendium of Chronicles (Tome 1)

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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... the histories of various nations are recorded. For the history of China, see Rashiduddin Fazlullah, T ārīkh-i Chīn, ed. by Wang Yidan (Tehran: Markaz-i Nashr-i Danishgahi, 1379). The ruler who fought Genghis Khan and his army...

The Turkic Tribes that were Anciently Styled Mongol, from which many Tribes have come into Being

Rashiduddin Fazlullah

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.

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Wheeler M. Thackston

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.

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Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume III: Jami‘u’ t-Tawarikh: Compendium of Chronicles (Tome 1)

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...Some stories about them will come in the history of Dobun Bayan and Alan Qo’a. These Mongol tribes form two divisions, the Dürlükin Mongols and the Niru’un Mongols. By Dürlükin Mongols is meant the Mongols generally, while the Niru’un...

The Turkic Tribes that have also had Separate Monarchs and Leaders but do not have a Close Relationship to the Tribes Mentioned in the Previous Division or to the Mongols yet are Close to them in Physiognomy and Language

Rashiduddin Fazlullah

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.

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Wheeler M. Thackston

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.

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Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume III: Jami‘u’ t-Tawarikh: Compendium of Chronicles (Tome 1)

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

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... aside from those stories that will come in the history of Genghis Khan or elsewhere. The name of this nation occurs variously as Kerayit, Kerait, Kereit, Kereyid, Gereyid, Qarayit, and Qara’it. Rashiduddin spells...

The Turkic Nations that are now called Mongols but in Times Past were Separate Nations, Each with its own Language and Name

Rashiduddin Fazlullah

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.

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Wheeler M. Thackston

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.

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Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume III: Jami‘u’ t-Tawarikh: Compendium of Chronicles (Tome 1)

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

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... tribe, who was in charge of the entire left wing of Genghis Khan’s army. A word of explanation for Rashiduddin’s procedure in this section. A short history of the lineage and history of each tribe or nation is given. Following...

The History Of Genghis Khan’s Forebears And Ancestors

Rashiduddin Fazlullah

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.

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Wheeler M. Thackston

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.

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Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume III: Jami‘u’ t-Tawarikh: Compendium of Chronicles (Tome 1)

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

1

... They gathered much dry dung and [219] constructed a thing like a raft, which here they call kalak, “Here” means Iran, where Rashiduddin was writing; and kalak is the Persian word for a raft constructed of reed bundles...