HIS-04
Gender in the Mongol Empire

Convenors:
Timothy May (University of North Georgia)
Stefan Kamola (Eastern Connecticut State University)
Chair:
Timothy May
Discussant:
Stefan Kamola
Theme:
HIS
Location:
Posvar 3610
Start time:
26 October, 2018 at 14:15
Session slots:
1

Abstract:

This panel will explore gender in the Mongol Empire and by extension the post-Mongol Central Eurasian World. In addition to discussing traditional gender roles, both real and perceived. While Mongol women have been noted for their roles in politics, other roles have received less attention. Thus, the panel will also discuss what might be conceived as revisionist history--placing greater emphasis not only on how the matrilineal line mattered in succession matters but also the role of Mongol queens in marriage alliances and extending the Mongol authority throughout the empire both through administrative means as well as direct military control.