Surviving the Mongols

by Nadia Eboo Jamal (Author)

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This lively study examines the poetic writings of Nizårí Quhiståní, one of the few Ismaili authors who survived the Mongol invasion of Iran in the 13th century. The invasion put an end to Ismaili political aspirations and independence until the 16th-century Safavid dynasty. The evidence of Nizårí's writings demonstrates that during the period of the invasion the Ismaili community did not lose their internal organizational structure, and that they continued to operate in different forms through the Mongol period in Persian history.

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Category Discovering Iran, History,
Language English
Format Paperback
Publisher I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd
Publication Date 2002
ISBN 1860648762

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