London, South Kensington
18 April 2016
'ALA AL-DIN 'ATA MALIK BIN MUHAMMAD AL-JUWAYNI (D. 1283): TARIKH-I JAHAN GUSHAY
QAJAR IRAN, DATED SAFAR AH 1234/JULY-AUGUST 1830 AD
The History of the World Conqueror, an important historical treatise on the Mongols and Isma'ilis, Persian manuscript on Italian watermarked (al carmine) paper, 206ff. plus three fly-leaves, each with 22ll. black naskh script, words and phrases in or overlined in red, very occasional marginal notes, signed colophon on final folio, black morocco binding with stamped medallion, pendants and border, yellow paper doublures
Folio 11 ¼ x 7 ¼in. (28.6 x 18.5cm.)
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The present work is a detailed history of the Mongols. In the third and last part of this work, Juwayni focuses on the Isma'ili state in Persia and its destruction by the Mongol ruler Hulagu.
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