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Power, Politics, and Tradition in the Mongol Empire and the Ilkhanate of Iran

Michael Hope

Abstract

This study provides a new interpretation of how political authority was conceived and transmitted in the Early Mongol Empire (1227–59) and its successor state in Iran, the Īlkhānate (1258–1335). Authority within the Mongol Empire was intimately tied to the character of its founder, Chinggis Khan, whose reign served as an idealized model for the exercise of legitimate authority amongst his political successors. After Chinggis Khan’s death in 1227 two distinct political traditions emerged in the Mongol Empire, the collegial and the patrimonial, each representing the political and economic intere ... More

Keywords: Mongols, Īlkhānate, power, politics, empire, Iran, authority, tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198768593
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768593.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Hope, author
Assistant Professor of Asian History, Yonsei University