Posts made in September, 2012

Bar Hebraeus’ Chronography Concerning the Taking of Antioch

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Oxford University Press London 1932 XI In the month of KHAZIRAN (JUNE) of this year, BUNDUKDAR, the lord of EGYPT, sent armies against ANTIOCH the Great of SYRIA, and they took it with the sword because there was not in it a force sufficient for its defence; and moreover those who were therein had not understanding enough to surrender it in peace. Therefore the EGYPTIANS went into it, and they slew all the males therein, and they destroyed the famous churches, and they took captive women, and sons, and daughters, and they left it a heap of ruins and a desert place until this day. And in the...

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Bar Hebraeus’ Chronography After Hulabu [Hulegu], Abaka [Abagha] was King of Kings

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XI- In the days when HULABO the IL-KHAN departed from this temporary life, the sons of the kings and the MONGOLS agreed together that his eldest son should sit upon the throne of his father, because they saw that God had adorned him with understanding, and wisdom, and a good disposition, and mercifulness. And when the kingdom was established for him, he showed himself triumphant in his wars, and the conqueror of all his enemies, and he was beloved by all the peoples who were under his dominion. And in this year, which is the year [fifteen hundred] and seventy-six [of the GREEKS], EPHTHIMIUS...

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Bar Hebraeus’ Chronography Concerning the seating of [Qubilai] Kubilai Khan on the throne of the kingdom of the Mongols

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XI- At this time a certain great king among the kings of the SINAYE (CHINESE), or KHATA, who are also called ‘MANZAYE’, rebelled against the MONGOLS. And because he possessed a great army and had, [514]according to what is said, four hundred towns, MUNGA KHAN was obliged to collect a far more numerous force, and to go in person and engage in battle with that Chinese king. And taking with him his brother KUBLAI, who was younger than he, he went to the inner countries of the CHINESE. And he left in his place his brother ‘ARIGH BOKA, who was the youngest of them all. And having...

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Bar Hebraeus’ Chronography Hulabu [Hulegu], King of Kings and brother of Munga [Mongke] Khan the Great

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XI- Hulabu [Hulegu], King of Kings and brother of Munga [Mongke] Khan the Great WHEN the Khalifah MUST’ASIM was kIlled, the King of Kings appointed a certain man whose name was ‘ALI BAHADUR to rule over BAGHDAD. And in this time of the war the Christians of TAGRITH sent to the Catholicus and asked fora ruler to protect them, and a man who would take care of them was sent to them. And when the TATARS had gone, now they had killed [507] the nobles of the ARABS and had plundered their rich possessions, all the Christians who were in the Green (?) Church, which was dedicated in the...

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The Enthronement of Munga [Mongke] Khan and The Capture of Baghdad

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X- The Enthronement of Munga [Mongke] Khan. Now when BATU, the son of TUSHI, the son of CHINGIZ KHAN, moved from his camp which was in the country of the SAKSIN and BULGARIANS to go to see GHOYUK KHAN, and he came to the place which is called AL-‘AKMAK, in the neighbourhood of the city of KAYALIGH, the report of the death of GHOYUK KHAN reached him. Therefore he remained where he was. And he sent ambassadors to all the sons of the kings, and collected them near him. Those who were unable to come sent letters and said, ‘BATU is the greatest [prince] of us all. And we will approve...

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