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Jalayirid family [Jalā’irid]locked

  • Basil Gray


Islamic dynasty that ruled in Iraq and Azerbaijan from 1336 to 1432. A Mongol family that established itself in Baghdad after the Ilkhanid sultanate began to collapse, the Jalayirids vied with the Muzaffarid and Qaraqoyunlu dynasties, as well as with the Golden Horde and the Timurid dynasty. The Jalayirids lost Azerbaijan to the Qaraqoyunlu after the Timurid invasion, and in ...

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Encyclopaedia of Islam (Leiden, 1954–)