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The 14th-century Persian manuscript shows Genghis Khan and three of his four sons by_Rashid_al-Din_1305
The text of this folio says,"In Jumada II 601(January 1205), commenced auspiciously Genghis Khan arrayed his army and set out on a campaign against Qāshīn, the territory that is also called Tangqūt. When they went there they came first to a fortress called Ligi(Līblkī? 力吉里 Lì-jí-lǐ in Yuán Shǐ『元史』卷1(歲乙丑, 帝征西夏, 拔力吉里寨, 經落思城, 大掠人民及其橐駝而還.), an extremely impregnable place. They laid siege to it, and in a short while they took it and destroyed all its ramparts and foundation". (tr. W. M. Thackston, Rashiduddin Fazlullah's Jamiʿuʾt-tawarikh Compendium of chronicles : a history of the Mongols, pt. 1, 1998, p.203)


"History of the World" by Rashid al-Din. BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE, PARIS / ART RESOURCE.


ca. 1430 (see : Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Division orientale Supplément persan 1113, fol. 44, Destruction de Laybalkî ?))


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