The Jalayirids: Dynastic State Formation in the Mongol Middle East by Patrick Wing
English | Feb. 1, 2016 | ISBN: 1474402259 | 241 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
This book traces the origins, history, and memory of the Jalayirid dynasty, a family that succeeded the Mongol Ilkhans in Iran and Iraq in the 14th and early 15th centuries. The story of how the Jalayirids came to power is illustrative of the political dynamics that shaped much of the Mongol and post-Mongol period in the Middle East. The Jalayirid sultans sought to preserve the social and political order of the Ilkhanate, while claiming that they were the rightful heirs to the rulership of that order.