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The Mongols and the Islamic World
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The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion

Peter Jackson

Abstract

This book is an epic historical consideration of the Mongol conquest of Western Asia and the spread of Islam during the years of non-Muslim rule. The Mongol conquest of the Islamic world began in the early thirteenth century when Genghis Khan and his warriors overran Central Asia and devastated much of Iran. This book offers a fresh and fascinating consideration of the years of infidel Mongol rule in Western Asia, drawing from an impressive array of primary sources as well as modern studies to demonstrate how Islam not only survived the savagery of the conquest, but spread throughout the empir ... More

Keywords: Islamic conversion, Western Asia, Islam, Mongol conquest, Islamic world, Genghis Khan, Central Asia, Mongol rule, Iran, Muslims

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300125337
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300125337.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Jackson, author
Keele University