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Mongol Loyalty Networks

On 24 January 2023 Tobias Jones successfully defended a doctoral thesis and graduated.

T.X. Jones
24 January 2023
Leiden Repository

This dissertation focuses on the creation of loyalty networks in the Mongol Empire and its successor states during the 13th and 14th centuries. It uses the framework of ‘categories of loyalty’ to examine how political actors made loyalty decisions. These categories can be broadly divided into two types: ideal loyalties and loyalties of self-interest. This work shows how these loyalties interacted, and how people explained their decisions, as well as how contemporary historians framed these actions.

Promotor: prof. dr. G.R. van den Berg

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