Through Russian and French translations of Arabic- and Persian-languages retrospective narratives by chroniclers of the Mongol period Juwayni, Nabawi, Juzjani, Qazwini, and Rashid al-Din (and through their respective modern comments by V. V. Barthold and Z. M. Buniiatov), the author briefly stresses the Muslim mediaeval authors’ will to construct the figure of the fiery Khwarezmshah as that of the only real opponent to Genghis Khan in the latter’s conquest of Central Asia and Northern India.

The Redaction
CER: II-3.4.B-265