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

Battle Between Abu'l-Qasim and the Samanid King Al-Muntasir
and Muntasir Crossing the Jayhun

A detail of the upper register of Battle between Abu'l Qasim and the Samanid King Al-Muntasir, ‘Jami' al-Tawarikh’.

A detail of the lower register of Muntasir Crossing the Jayhun, Jami' al-Tawarikh.
Il-Khanid: Tabriz, 1307
Edinburgh University Library, MS. Or. 20
Fig. 1; p219 Min Yong Cho.

Title: Ms Or 20 f.122r(a) Battle between Abu'l Qasim and the Samanid Muntasir for the recovery of his dominion, in one of many clashes in 1003-4, miniature from the ‘Jami' al-Tawarikh’ of Rashid al-Din, c.1307
Creator: Islamic School, (14th century)
Description: Rashid al-Din (1247-1318); 'History of the World'; probably the Luhrasp Master but similarities to the Master of the Battle Scenes; Isma'il Munstasir attempted to resurrect Samanid power in Transoxiana;
Location: Edinburgh University Library, Scotland

Lower register referenced on p.30, The Mongols (Men-At-Arms Series, 105) by Stephen Turnbull
Another scene from Raschid-al-Din's World History; note detail of left-hand rider's robe.

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