Absh Khatun

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Absh Khatun was a Queen of Persia from 1263 to 1287. Her mother was Bibi Khatun.

She married Manku Timur and lived in Urdu, capital of the Ilkhanate. Her father-in-law, Khan Hulägu, sent Absh to Shiraz to rule in 1263. When Absh returned to Shiraz the people were happy. Coins were made in her name.[1] She was the last ruler of the Atabek dynasty.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality. "Absh Khatun". http://www.wisemuslimwomen.org/muslimwomen/bio/absh_khatun/. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  2. Guida Myrl Jackson-Laufer (1999). Women rulers throughout the ages: an illustrated guide. Santa Barbara, California: ABL-CIO. ISBN 1-57607-091-3.

More books[change | change source]

  • Mernissi, Fatima. The Forgotten Queens of Islam. Mary Jo Lakeland. Minneapolis:University of Minnesota Press, 1993. p. 104.
  • Uçok Un, Badriye. Al-nisa’ al-hakimat fi tarikh. Trans. I. Daquqi. Baghdad:Matba’a al-Sa’dun, 1973. pp. 101ff.