An account of the re-emergence of Persia as a world player and the
reassertion of its cultural, political and spiritual links with
Turkic Lands, this book opposes the way in which, for too long, the
whole period of Mongol domination of Iran has been viewed from a
negative standpoint. Though arguably the initial irruption of the
Mongols brought little comfort to those in its path, this is not
the case with the second 'invasion' of the Chinggisids. This study
demonstrates that Hulegu Khan was welcomed as a king and a saviour
after the depredations of his predecessors, rather than as a
conqueror, and that the initial decades of his dynasty's rule were
characterised by a renaissance in the cultural life of the Iranian
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||Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey
George E. Lane
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