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Bibil Identifier bibil:249556
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Wooden Stirrups and Christian Khans: Bar ʿEbroyo's Juwaynī's "History of the World Conqueror" as a Source for His "Chronography"
Author Borbone, Pier Giorgio
Journal Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Volume: 19, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 333-369 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract One of the sources used by Bar ʿEbroyo in his Chronography was a "marvellous work" he consulted in the library of Maragha, in Azerbaijan, where "many volumes of the Syrians, Saracens, and Persians" were preserved. This book may be identified without any doubt as the History of the World Conqueror (Taʾrīkh-i jahān gušā), written in Persian by ʿAlā al-Dīn ʿAṭā Malik Juwaynī between 1252/1253 and 1260. This article aims at outlining Bar ʿEbroyo’s approach to Juwaynī's work as his main source about the Mongols, through a close comparison of the chapters devoted to the beginning of Mongol history and the rise of Genghis Khan, and desultory parallel readings of other episodes. It must be acknowledged that Bar ʿEbroyo is essentially true to his source and draws from it what is most relevant to his aims as a chronographer. The two works are in fact different in terms of aims as well as language. A detailed comparison allows for promising developments, shedding considerable light on both.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Middle Ages (8th -14th cent.) : Bar-Hebraeus (Gregory Abu'l Faradj)
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