1 Member of History Faculty of Tabriz University

2 PhD student in History, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran


The main question of the present study is an investigation into the influential factors in formation of cultural ties between Iran and Europe during Ilkhanian reign in Iran. Common beliefs between Ilkhanan dynasty and Europe constitutes the primary hypothesis and elements like obeying cultural policies of Ghenghis , close observation on religious promotions of Christians in Iran and their role within Islamic lands and Iran make the secondary hypothesis. Finally the common grounds between Ikhanian dynasty and Europe is the alternative hypothesis. The research findings show the main hypothesis to be the most important element and other hypotheses to be other factors in establishing cultural relationship. Alternative hypothesis findings show this fact that although Europe and Ilkhanian dynasty had same strategies in one aspect (Conquered Lands), but this issue never played an important role in their cultural ties, but they exerted cultural exploitation out of it. This study is concerned with influential cultural factors and their degree of effectiveness.Research method is descriptive-analytic and Iranian and foreign sources were used.


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