Il-Khan

Il-Khan

 

the title of the Mongol khans of the Hulagu dynasty (1256–1335) in Iran.

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His relations with successive wazirs - he presided over Rashid al-Din's downfall - and with the Il-khan himself show how susceptible Chupan was to the intrigues of his subordinates.
181-83) - the new-found autonomy and self-assertiveness of the Il-khans, and the urge of bureaucrats working in the time-honored Iranian tradition both to depict Mongol rule as foretold by the Iranian epic history and to bolster their own position in the face of attacks by the Turco-Mongol aristocracy - are especially persuasive.
From time to time these rulers were obliged to be the vassals of militarily superior powers such as the Samanids, the Seljuqs, and the Mongol Il-khans, but they reasserted their independence as circumstances permitted.