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Maḥmūd Yalawač
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, minister in Central Asia and China of the Mongol K̲h̲āns in the 13th century A.D.

Barthold surmised ( Turkestan3 , 396 n. 3) that Maḥmūd Yalawač was identical with Maḥmūd the K̲h̲wārazmian mentioned by Nasawī as one of the leaders of Čingiz’s embassy of 1218 to the K̲h̲wārazm-S̲h̲āh ʿAlāʾ al-Dīh Muḥammad [see k̲h̲wārazm-s̲h̲āhs ]. It is true that the Secret history of the Mongols (tr. E. Haenisch, Die Geheime Geschichte der Mongolen2 , Leipzig 1948, 132) refers to Maḥmūd Yalawač and his son Masʿūd Beg [q.v.] as K̲h̲wārazmians (Ḳurums̲h̲i) and that yalawač / yalawar means “envoy” in Tur…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Maḥmūd Yalawač”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4804>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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