Zolotoordynskoe Obozrenie (Nov 2013)

Khwarezmian Army of Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu during the Mongol Invasion of Central Asia

  • D.M. Timokhin

Journal volume & issue
no. 2
pp. 42 – 59


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This article examines the features of formation and functioning of the Khwarezmian army of Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu during the period of the Mongol conquest of Central Asia. In addition to a detailed analysis of a military clash between the Mongol and Khwarezmian armies, the author determines the size and ethnic composition of the Jalal ad-Din’s army. The article considers the reflection by the Arab-Persian sources both of the military confrontation between Khwarezmians and Mongols and of the Khwarezmian army itself. The author defines the amount of information on this subject contained in the sources.