Economic and Cultural Renaissance at Kartid Herat, 1251 to 1381

with Shivan Mahendrarajah

British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) Seminar Series

Wednesday 7 December, 2022, 5:00pm (GMT)

Zoom Webinar

The lecture expands on a theme from A History of Herat, from Chingiz Khan to Tamerlane, on Herat’s renaissance under the Kartid kings, an Iranian dynasty installed by the Mongols. Herat was ruined by Mongols in 1222; however, thirty years later, Chingiz Khan’s successors chose to revitalize the Herat Quarter of Khurasan. Reasons for revitalization include acquisition of taxes, agricultural produce, crafted goods, and conscripts for the Mongol empire.

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