Posts made in September, 2012

Bar Hebraeus’ Chronography

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Books, Library, ترجمة تاريخ مختصر الدول لابن العبري - Bar Hebraeus' Chronography, Translated from Syriac by Ernest A. Wallis Budge , Oxford University Press London 1932 | Comments Off on Bar Hebraeus’ Chronography

The Patriarchs from Adam to Moses. I. The Judges from Joshua to Samuel. II. The Kings of the Hebrews. III. The Chaldean (Babylonian) Kings. IV. The Kings of the Medes. V. The Kings of the Persians. VI. The First Kingdom of the Greeks. VII. The Roman Emperors. VIII. The Second Kingdom of the Greeks. IX.   The Kings of the Arabs. X. The Kingdom of the Saljuks in Persia. The History of the Crusades. The Taking of Edessa from the Franks. The Kingdom of the Mughlaye (Mongols), who are the Tataraye(Tartars). The Sons of Chingiz Khan. The Laws of Chingiz Khan. How the Mongols Cleaved to the...

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Kanjatu [Geikhatu], the brother of ‘Arghon [Arghun]

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Kanjatu [Geikhatu], the brother of ‘Arghon [Arghun]

XI- After ‘ARGHON, the son of ‘ABAKA, KANJATU [Geikhatu], his brother, who was called ‘ERNAJIN TURJAI’, ruled. Now, in the beginning of his kingdom, ‘ARGHON, his brother, appointed this man to take ten thousand of the soldiers of the MONGOLS and to go and keep guard over the countries of BETH RHOMAYE. And being there during the whole of the period through which ‘ARGHON lived, the places (or, towns) thereabouts pleased him, and he was unwilling to go out from them. At length, when ‘ARGHON, his brother, died, and all the princes assembled and declared...

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Concerning the Murder of Shams ad-Din, the Master of the Diwan

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Concerning the Murder of Shams ad-Din, the Master of the Diwan

XI- Now there was a stone of contention between ‘ARGHON and ‘AHMAD because of SHAMS AD-DIN, the Master of the Diwin, for to ‘ARGHON it had been said, ‘The Master of the Diwin killed thy father with poison’. Therefore ‘ARGHON sent and demanded him from ‘AHMAD, and AHMAD would not give him up. And thus ‘ARGHON indulged a suspicion concerning ‘AHMAD that he was gratified by the death of the King of Kings, ‘ABAKA, so that he could sit in his place, however it happened. Now ‘AHMAD being disgraced, and ‘ARGHON having triumphed,...

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Arghon [Arghun], the son of ‘Abaka [Abagha/Abaqa]

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Arghon [Arghun], the son of ‘Abaka [Abagha/Abaqa]

 XI- After TAKUDAR, who was called ‘AHMAD, ‘ARGHON, the son of ‘ABAKA, [ruled]. The kingdom of ‘AHMAD having come to an end in the manner in which we have described, on the fourth day of the week, on the first day of the fifth month of the ARABS, of the year six hundred and eighty-three (A.D. 1284), that is to say on the twenty-sixth day of the month of TAMMUZ (JULY), of the year fifteen hundred and ninety-five of the GREEKS (A.D. 1284), ‘ARGHON, King of Kings, sat on the throne of the kingdom. And though many of the nobles said, ‘It is not right that...

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Takudar [Teguder] ‘Ahmad

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Takudar [Teguder] ‘Ahmad

XI- After ‘ABAKA [came] his brother who was called ‘AHMAD. When ‘ABAKA, the King of Kings, had departed from this world, all the sons of the kings, together with the nobles, gathered together, and they agreed that ‘AHMAD, the son of HULABO, whom KUTAI Khatun, the Great Queen, had borne to him, should be the head of the MONGOI.S who were in the west, because the way (or, path) belonged to him, and he was the eldest of his brothers. And he sat on the throne of the kingdom on the first day of the week, on the twenty-first day of the month of HAZIRAN (JUNE), in the year...

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