The Mongol Empire between Myth and Reality: Studies in Anthropological History
BRILL, 2014 M10 23 - 408 pages
In The Mongol Empire between Myth and Reality, Denise Aigle presents the Mongol empire as a moment of contact between political ideologies, religions, cultures and languages, and, in terms of reciprocal representations, between the Far East, the Muslim East, and the Latin West.
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Part 1 The Memoria of the Mongols in Historical and Literary Sources
Chapter 1 MythicoLegendary Figures and History between East and West
Chapter 2 The Mongols and the Legend of Prester John
Chapter 3 The Historiographical Works of Barhebraeus on the Mongol Period
Part 2 Shamanism and Islam
Chapter 5 Shamanism and Islam in Central Asia Two Antinomic Religious Universes?
Chapter 6 The Transformation of a Myth of Origins Genghis Khan and Timur
Part 4 Mamluks and Ilkhans The Quest of Legitimacy
Chapter 10 Legitimizing A LowBorn Regicide Monarch Baybars and the Ilkhans
Chapter 11 The Written and the Spoken Word Baybars and the Caliphal Investiture Ceremonies in Cairo
Chapter 12 Ghazan Khans Invasions of Syria Polemics on His Conversion to Islam and the Christian Troops in His Army
Chapter 13 A Religious Response to Ghazan Khans Invasions of Syria The Three AntiMongol fatwās of Ibn Taymiyya
Epilogue The Mongol Empire after Genghis Khan
Chapter 7 Mongol Law versus Islamic Law Myth and Reality
Part 3 Conquering the World Protected by the Tenggeri
Chapter 8 From NonNegotiation to an Abortive Alliance Thoughts on the Diplomatic Exchanges between the Mongols and the Latin West
Chapter 9 Hülegüs Letters to the Last Ayyubid Ruler of Syria The Construction of a Model
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