Hulagu Khan (ca. ) was a Mongol conqueror and the founder of the dynasty of the Il-Khans of Iran. He also suppressed the Ismaili sect and defeated . fifth son of Tolui (and thus grandson of Čengiz Khan) and founder of the R. E. Latham, London and New York, , index s.v. “Hulagu”). Hulagu Khan Destroyed Thousands Of Priceless Ancient Books Kept In The House Of Wisdom In Baghdad. | June 21, | Ancient History.

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Hulagu Khan – Wikipedia

His funeral was the only Ilkhanate funeral to feature human sacrifice. The Mongols looted and then destroyed mosques, palaces, libraries, and hospitals. Though Assassins failed in both attempts, Hulagu marched his army to their stronghold of Alamut halaju, which he captured. On February 10 Baghdad surrendered. Much of the army was slaughtered or drowned.

Ket-buqa was left in control of Syria with the troops originally assigned to him. They met the Mongol army of about 20, in the Battle of Ain Jalut and fought relentlessly for many hours.

Baghdad came under heavy attack from the Mongols. The dynasty unified much of Iran following several-hundred years of political fragmentation. They took together the city of Aleppoand on March 1,under the Christian general Kitbuqa, they also took Damascus.

By February 5 the Mongols controlled a stretch of the wall. Many historical accounts describe the three Christian rulers Hetoum, Bohemond, and Kitbuqa entering the city of Damascus together in triumph, Groussetthough some modern historians such as David Morgan have questioned this story as apocryphal Morgan Credits New World Encyclopedia writers and editors rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article in accordance with New World Encyclopedia standards.

Hulagu departed with the bulk of his forces, leaving only about 10, Mongol horsemen in Syria under Kitbuqa to occupy the conquered territory Runciman Further raids on Irbil and other regions of the caliphate became nearly annual occurrences. She was a Christian of the Church of the East often referred to as “Nestorianism” and Hulagu was friendly to Christianity. However, the letter stated Hulagu’s intention to capture Jerusalem for the benefit of the Pope, and asked for Louis to send a fleet against Egypt:.


It is unclear whether the letter ever reached Louis IX in Parisas the only known manuscript survived in ViennaAustria Jackson The invasion effectively destroyed the Ayyubid Dynastytheretofore powerful ruler of large parts of the Levant, Egyptand Arabia. Almost the whole Mongol army that had remained in the region, including Kitbuqa, were either killed or captured that day.

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In the campaigns waged in western Asia by Jenghis’ grandson Hulagu, “a thousand engineers from China had to get themselves ready to serve the catapults, and to be able to cast inflammable substances. The remnants of the Mongol army and their officials fled Syria, and the Mamluks occupied an area extending as far as the Euphrates.

Alternatively, it has been suggested that the logistical limitations of Syria, that is, the lack of pastureland and water, compelled him to evacuate the country with the approach of summer Morgan, The battle was short by siege standards. Hulagu Khan laid the foundations of the Ilkhanate and thus paved the way for the later Safavid dynastic state, and ultimately the modern country of Iran. While it is possible that the Mongols perceived the Eastern Christians as allies in the war against the Muslim rulers, this is never explicitly stated.

Despite many attempts, neither Hulagu nor his successors were able to form an alliance with Europe, although Mongol culture in the West was in vogue in the 13th century.

Hulagu Khan Destroyed Thousands Of Priceless Ancient Books Kept In The House Of Wisdom In Baghdad

Some Mamluk authors mention haaku intellectual proclivities but make disparaging remarks about what he really understood about these matters e. Hulagu’s Mongol army set out for Baghdad in November But when Hulagu massed his armies to attack the Mamluks and avenge the defeat at Ain Jalut, he was instead drawn into civil war with Hkan Khan ‘s brother Berke. Some restrictions may apply to use of individual images which are separately licensed.


Priceless books from Baghdad’s thirty-six public libraries were torn apart, the looters using their leather covers as sandals. The sooner the ignorant Mullah is removed and the law halakk blasphemy should include tempering with the message of the Quran, Pakistan will stand tall again in the world. Even Quranic fragments have been discovered. India Java Korea Tibet.

A surviving member of the Abbasid dynasty, Al-Mustansir fled to Egypt where the Mamluk halaaku gave him refuge, where his heirs continued to claim the title caliph until the Ottoman conquest ofalthough they did not exercise any political power. Lack of them can lead to anarchy as we know it. Caliph an-Nasir li-dini’llahwho reigned from —, may have attempted an alliance with Genghis Khan when Muhammad II of Khwarezm threatened to attack the Abbasids. Latham, London and New York,index s.

Kitbuqa’s forces engaged in raids southward towards Egypt, reaching as far as Ascalon and Jerusalemand a Mongol garrison of about 1, was placed in Gaza, RichardMaaloufTyermanwith another garrison located in Naplouse Maalouf He easily destroyed the Lurs, and his reputation so frightened the Assassins also known as the Hashshashin that they surrendered their impregnable fortress of Alamut to him without a fight.

By using this site, you agree to hala,u Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Despite many attempts, neither Hulagu nor his successors were ever able to form an alliance with Europe.

Oscillatting between Sunni and Shi’a Islamthe latter would become the state religion after the beginning of the Safavid dynasty. His daughter-in-law, Absh Khatunwas sent to Shiraz to reign in The aim was not the library, the aim was the records of the Islamic halak.