Tabriz under Mongol Ilkhanate rule commanded a global reach in the thirteenth- century Afro-Eurasian world. Tabriz functioned during this period not only as a commercial emporium and diplomatic center but as a seat of innovative artistic and intellectual activity. Consideration of Tabriz as a world historical city offers insight into the economic and social dynamics that shaped a critical passage in Eurasia's history including regions of the Mediterranean and East Asian zones.
Asian Review of World Histories – Brill
Published: Jun 29, 2013