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Civitas Thauris. The Significance of Tabriz in the Spatial Frameworks of Christian Merchants and Ecclesiastics in the 13th and 14th Centuries

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This chapter analyses aspects of mental mapping for the case of Tabriz with regard to the two most prominent 'Christian' groups active in the city in the later 13th and 14th century: merchants and ecclesiastics. Ilkhanid Tabriz is not only a nodal point in the spatial imagination of Christian merchants and missionaries, but also promoted even to a significant landmark in the Biblical and apocalyptic topography of 13th and 14th century Christianity. As these processes were very much connected to the rise of the city as centre of Mongol Iran, its prominence on the maps dwindled with its political and mercantile importance; yet, the case of Tabriz provides a most interesting example for the imagination and organization of space respectively the modification and adaption of these phenomena within the Christian communities confronted with the rise and fall of Mongol power in Iran.

Keywords: Christian merchants; ecclesiastics; Iran; mental mapping; Tabriz



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