Tag Archives: Hülegü

Revisionist Rewriting of 9th Century Arabic Enlightenment

The self-proclamation of a terrorist organization as new “Islamic State” and “caliphate” led by an individual who has changed his name to al-Baghdadi has not been met with general enthusiasm or sympathy in the Islamic world, not even in Salafi … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Islam | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Depiction of the Prophet Muhammad Under Mongolian Occupation

A hardly deniable cultural and, in particular, intellectual decline in the Islamic World began when, in 1258 CE, Baghdad had been sacked by the Mongolian Emperor Hülegü Khan (d. 1265), grandson of Chengis Khan. Hülegü was the brother of Möngke Khan … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Iran | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment