ARTH 247 Handout 12

ARTH 247 Handout 12 - ARTH 247 October 27, 2009 The Legacy...

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ARTH 247 October 27, 2009 The Legacy of Genghis Khan: The Ilkhanids and Timurids People, Places and Terms The Ilkhanids : Il-khan (Subordinate of the Khan) was the title assumed by Hülegü (1256-65), after he became the Mongol ruler of Iran and Khurasan. Their capital was Sultaniyya . The Ilkhanids eventually converted to Islam and adopted Persian culture. Timur (ca. 1336-1405): Timur (known to the West as Tamerlane) was a nomadic chieftain who made a concerted effort to build a world empire. The empire he ultimately created consisted of Persia, Iraq, Khurasan, and Transoxania. Their capitals were first in Samarqand and later in Herat . Quintet (or Khamsa ) written by Nizami (ca. 1141-1217): Five narrative poems, “The Storehouse of Mysteries,” “Khosrow and Shirin,” “Laila and Majnun,” “The Book of Alexander,” and “The Seven Beauties,” that were often illustrated. Tile Decoration Techniques : Banna'i: meaning the builder's technique, it consists of revetment of glazed bricks set within
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ARTH 247 Handout 12 - ARTH 247 October 27, 2009 The Legacy...

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