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Sultanov Т. Mu’izz al-ansāb and Spurious Chingīzids // Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. Vol. 2, No 3, September 1996. P. 3-7.


In Oriental studies, like in all other branches of science, there are many traps into which a scholar can fall. One of these traps are the established opinions of the former and present scholarly authorities. The second volume of A Collection of Materials Relating to the History of the Golden Horde published by the famous Russian orientalist W. G. Tisenhausen contains translations of long passages from Ми’izz al-ansab (The Book in Praise of Genealogies) — one of the most important sources on the genealogical history of the Chinglzid and the Tlmurid families in the 13th—15th centuries. When I compared the translations with the text of the original, now preserved in the Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris, I discovered that the published translations of the abstracts contained most serious mistakes distorting the genealogical history of the Chinglzids, as well as the whole picture of internal dynastic and political relations in the Chinglzid uluses…

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the Chingīzids
Manuscripta Orientalia, selected papers
Ми’izz al-ansab
the Mongol Empire

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