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Barāq Khān (Chaghatayid)
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Barāq Khān Chaghatay was a Chaghatayid khān (r. c.664–70/1266–70), whose descendants became the dominant rulers of the Chaghatayid khānate. Barāq was a grandson of Möʾetüken, Chinggis Khān’s favourite grandson, who died at Bāmiyān in 618/1221. Barāq’s father was banished to China for his support of the Ögödeids, the losers in the succession struggle among Chinggis Khān’s heirs, which ended with the accession of the Toluid Great Khān Möngke (r. 649–58/1251–60). Barāq grew up in the camp of Möngke’s suc…

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Biran, Michal, “Barāq Khān (Chaghatayid)”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 9789004282117, 2015, 2015-2

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