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Primary Source #9

Hulagu, a Mongol ruler, with his Christian queen Dokuz Khatun

Painting of Hulagu and his court with his Christian (Nestorian) queen Dokuz Khatun
(From Rashid al-Din's work.,Chronicles of the Mongol history, 1314)

The Mongol lkhanid founder Hulagu (1256-65) conquered Muslim lands in collaboration with Christian forces. This painting shows the equal standing of royal Mongol women alongside the male rulers.

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