• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Nilgün DALKESEN
    İstanbul Medeniyet Üniversitesi

  • Dates: 1 June 2017

Abū Sa’īd died in 1335, and having no successor, political and social instability developed. The amīrs who aimed to gain control of the Ilkhānid crown competed with each other by crowning the non- Ilkhānid Chinggisid princes as puppet Khans. In such an environment, some Ilkhānid women, mainly Abū Sa’īd’s sister Sati Beg as the real representatives of the Ilkhān, had an impact on political and military struggles; sometimes, they even directed those developments. Although many powerful amīrs gained support of the khans from the Chinggisid line, they were unable to realize their goal without the approval of Sati Beg. Certainly, the loyalty of the native people of the Middle East, especially the warriors of the armies in Turco-Mongol societies was necessary as, in general, they were loyal to the Ilkhāns, not the Chinggisids and the people that considered her important.

Sātī Bīk, Ebu Said, İlhanlı, Moğol kadını

İstanbul Medeniyet Üniversitesi