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INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP

MONGOL WARFARE BETWEEN STEPPE AND SOWN: MILITARY, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

Centre for Advanced Study Sofia,

25-26 May 2017

Programme

Day 1 (25 May)

17:30

Opening

 

 

17:45 – 19:00

Keynote lecture and discussion:

Michal Biran (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

The Chaghadaid Army in Comparative Framework

Day 2 (26 May)

Panel 1: MILITARY CULTURE OF THE MONGOL WORLD EMPIRE

Chair: Alexander Nikolov (Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”)
09:00 – 09:20

Mirko Sardelić (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts/ ARC Centre of Excellence for History of Emotions)


Emotional warfare in the 1241/42 Mongol campaign: accounts of Roger of Apulia and Thomas the Archdeacon

09:20 – 09:40

Qiao Yang (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


Stars and the World Conquerors: The Role of Astrologers in Mongol Warfare

09:40 – 10:00

Szilvia Kovács (Turkological Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the University of Szeged)


Rubruck’s Account on the Mongol Warfare

10:00 – 10:20

Konstatin Golev (Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”/Comenius
University in Bratislava)


The Down of a World Empire: Culture Shock of a new Military Culture

10:20 – 10:50

Discussion

10:50 – 11:10

Coffee Break

Panel 2: THE JOCHID’S REALM: A MONGOL KHANATE ON THE EDGE OF EUROPE

Chair: Alexei Kalionski (Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”)
11:10 – 11:30

Alexander Uzelac (Institute of History, Belgrade)

The Great War in the Pontic Steppes (1297-1300)

11:30 – 11:50

Marie Favereau (Oxford University)
The Golden Horde Economic Warfare

 

 

11:50 – 12:10

Discussion

12:10 – 14:00

Lunch

Panel 3: THE MONGOLS AND THE NEAR EAST

Chair: Pavel Pavlovich (Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”)
14:00 – 14:20

Sara Nur Yıldız (Reseasrch Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University)


Mongol Rule in Anatolia in the Light of the Ilkhanid-Mamluk Conflict, 1260-1277

14:20 – 14:40

Jonathan Brack (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Avenging Karbala in Mamluk Damascus? ‘Alid Loyalism in the Mongol Conquest of Syria (1299-1300)

14:40 – 15:00

Discussion

 

 

 

15:00 – 15:20

Coffee Break

Panel 4: THE MONGOL WARFARE IN THE HEART OF ASIA

Chair: Konstatin Golev (Sofia University /Comenius University in Bratislava)
15:20 – 15:40

Yihao Qiu (Fudan University, Shanghai)


Conflict between Qaidu and Yuan Dynasty from the Perspective of Mamluk Sultanate

15:40 – 16:00

Márton Vér (Turkological Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the University of Szeged)


The secret path. Documentary sources and the postal routes of the Mongol Empire in Central Asia

16:00 – 16:20

Discussion

 

 

 

16:20 – 16:40

Coffee Break

Panel 5: CHALLENGES FOR THE MONGOL MILITARY ART IN THE FAR EAST

Chair: Yihao Qiu (Fudan University, Shanghai)
16:40 – 17:00

Francesca Fiaschetti (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


Learning from the Enemy: Mongol Warfare in Southeast Asia

17:00 – 17:20

Vered Shurany (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


From Conquest to Collapse: Reexamining Biographies of Yuan Commanders

17:20 – 17:40

Ning Ya (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)


The Cuman-Kipchak Warriors in the Thirteenth Century Hungary and Yuan China

 

 

17:40 – 18:00

Discussion

 
18:00

Closing