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An illustration in the 1305-14
Jami‛ al-Tawarikh
by Rashid al-Din.

Universal History

or Compendium of Chronicles

Ğāmi‛ al-tavārīḫ. Rašīd al-Dīn Fazl-ullāh Hamadānī

Tughan Khan, ruler of Bengal, in Battle

Ms Or 20 f.133v Tughan Khan, ruler of Bengal, in Battle, miniature from the Jamiʿ al-Tawarikh of Rashid al-Din
Il-Khanid Tabriz
Opaque watercolour, ink, gold and silver on paper

Shelfmark: Or.Ms.20
Holding Institution: University of Edinburgh
Title: Jami' al-Tawarikh (World History)
Alternate Title: Compendium of Chronicles
Subset Index: f.133v detail
Creator: Rashid al-Din Ṭabib
Creator Nationality: Iranian
Creator Role: Author
Date: c.1306CE or c.1314/15CE

Detail of miniature from the Compendium of Chronicles by Rashid al-Din. Shows three cavalry soldiers pursued by their enemy, also on horseback. The third horseman has turned towards his pursuer, holding his hands up in either surrender or appeasement. Scene is said to portray Tughan Khan, ruler of Bengal throughout the mid-13th century, putting heathen invaders to flight. Khan can be seen in the centre of the image, on a brown horse, with his mace raised.

Source: Edinburgh University Library

Referenced on p.25, MAA - 105 - The Mongols (Men-At-Arms Series, 105) by Stephen Turnbull
Mongol warriors in battle, from Raschid-al-Din's World History.

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