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Selected illustrations by Sayf Al-Vahedi in the 1430-1434 copy of
Jami' al-Tawarikh
by Rashid al-Din (author).

Universal History

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



timur malik résistant aux mongols fol. 89r
Timur Malik resists the Mongols



bataille (préparatifs) fol. 97v
Battle preparations



bataille de tchetché'er-ondûr (1203) fol. 108v
Battle of Tchetche'er Ondur (1203)



fuite de noqaï fol. 155v
Flight of Noqaï



exécution de vazîr fol. 159v
Execution of Vazir



Hülegü et son armée fol. 159v
Hulagu and his army



Musta'sim Billah et sa armée fol. 179r
Caliph Al-Musta'sim Billah & his army

siège de bagdad (1258) fol. 180v-181r
Siege of Baghdad (1258)



négociations entre représentants de ghazan et de baydû fol. 221r
Negotiations between representatives of Ghazan and Baydu



fuite de l'armée de nawrûz ahmad shaybâni fol. 231v
Flight of the army of Nawruz Ahmad Shaybānī



bataille de homs (1299) fol. 236r
Battle of Homs (1299)



armée mongole réformée par ghazan fol. 279v
Mongol army reformed by Ghazan

Herat, Afghanistan; around 1430-1434, probably by Sayf Al-Vahedi. BnF. MS. Supplément Persan 1113
The Jami' al-Tawarikh was commissioned by Mahmud Ghazan, begun as a history of the Mongols and their dynasty and then expanded to include history from Adam to Rashid al-Din's present day. It was completed during the reign of Oljeitu in 1307-1316. The Jami' al-Tawarikh is perhaps the single most comprehensive Persian source on the Mongol period. Sayf Al-Vahedi, who worked as painter in the workshop-library of Baysonqor (Bayasanghor, grandson of Timur), is the painter of the majority of the illustrations of this manuscript.


Timurid Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Ilkhanid Mongols in the original 1305-14 Jami' al-Tawarikh by Rashid al-Din.