Marie Favereau

M FavereauMarie Favereau specialises in early modern Islamic history with a focus on the Golden Horde. Her research interests cover the Black Sea, the Crimea and the Volga-Ural region. In her current project, she investigates the ways nomads developed specific institutions to rule and control, and their methods to persuade other populations to accept their sovereignty, pay taxes and trade. She has particular interest in all forms of agreements involving nomadic elite and sedentary communities (treaties, letters, commercial contracts, coins).

Within the framework of the Nomadic Empires Project, she is working on a monograph entitled When Nomads Make History: The Golden Horde and the Ulus System, which examines the economic system that grew and flourished under the Jöchid khans. Drawing on a wide range of historical and archaeological evidence, the monograph aims first to consider this empire on its own cultural terms and, second, to reintroduce the political factors and dynamics at work within the pastoral economy, frequently overlooked in academic literature.

Selected Publications

La Horde d’Or. Les héritiers de Gengis Khan. Text: Marie Favereau/ Photos: Jacques Raymond (Editions de la Flandonnière), 2014, 240 p.

Gengis Khan. Collection: Ils ont fait l’Histoire. With Denis-Pierre Filippi and Manuel Garcia (Paris: Fayard-Glénat), 2014, 56 p.

  “De la mise en scène diplomatique au rituel dynastique : retour sur la nature des liens entre la Pologne-Lituanie et le khanat de Crimée: à propos du livre de Dariusz Kolodziejczyk”, Turcica 44 (2013), 335-347.

“Pervoe pis’mo khana Berke sultanu Bejbarsu po mamljukskim istochnikam (661/ 1263g.)”, Zolotoordynskaya Civilizaciya 4 (2011), 101-113.

“Il Khanato dell’Orda d’oro” in Encyclomedia Il Medioevo”, ed. Umberto Eco (Milano: Motta Editore, 2009), 337-347.

 “1391 : première incursion ennemie au cœur de la Horde d’Or. Guerre et diplomatie chez les khans mongols » in Histoire du monde au XVe siècle, ed. Patrick Boucheron, (Paris: Fayard, 2009), 285-290.

Les conventions diplomatiques dans le monde musulman. L’umma en partage (1258-1517). Annales islamologiques 41., ed. (Cairo: Ifao, 2008).

“Comment le sultan mamlouk s’adressait au khan de la Horde d’Or. Formulaire des lettres et règles d’usage d’après trois manuels de chancellerie (1262-v.1430)”, Annales Islamologiques 41 (2008), 59-95.

“L’Asie musulmane en 1500”, in Histoire du Monde. 500-1000-1500, ed. Georges Jehel, (Éditions du Temps, 2007), 263-293.