Macht and Herrschaft of Courtly Elites under the Abūʾl-Khayrids (1500–1599)

This project aims to investigate how different elite groups and their participation in power and domination may be identified in the complex, fluid and non-stratified society of sixteenth-century Transoxania in the social strata below mostly charismatic supreme rulers. In addition to a comparison of emic and etic concepts of power elites, the role of resources for elite groups and their respective options for action (‚agency‘) will be discussed in particular.

Project Manager

Avatar Conermann

Prof. Dr. Stephan Conermann

Islamic Studies

Brühler Str. 7

53119 Bonn

+49 228 73-7462


Study Region

16th Century

Study Period

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