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Bosworth, Clifford Edmund

Overview
Works: 543 works in 1,503 publications in 5 languages and 20,198 library holdings
Genres: History  Outlines and syllabi  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Chronologies  Genealogy  Sources  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Creator, Composer, Contributor, Speaker, Commentator for written text, 070
Classifications: DS36.85, 909.097671
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Most widely held works by Clifford Edmund Bosworth
The ʻAbbāsid Caliphate in equilibrium by Ṭabarī( )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of al-Tabari's History covers nearly a quarter of a century, and after covering the very brief caliphate of al-Hadi, concentrates on that of Harun al-Rashid. During these years, the caliphate was in a state of balance with its external foes; the great enemy, Christian Byzantium, was regarded with respect by the Muslims, and the two great powers of the Near East treated each other essentially as equals, while the Caucasian and Central Asian frontiers were held against pressure from the Turkish peoples of Inner Eurasia. The main stresses were internal, including Shi'ite risings on behalf of the excluded house of 'Ali, and revolts by the radical equalitarian Kharijites; but none of these was serious enough to affect the basic stability of the caliphate. Harun al-Rashid's caliphate has acquired in the West, under the influence of a misleading picture from the Arabian Nights, a glowing image as a golden age of Islamic culture and letters stemming from the Caliph's patronage of the exponents of these arts and sciences. In light of the picture of the Caliph which emerges from al-Tabari's pages, however, this image seems to be distinctly exaggerated. Al-Rashid himself does not exhibit any notable signs of administrative competence, military leadership or intellectual interests beyond those which convention demanded of a ruler. For much of his reign, he left the business of government to the capable viziers of the Barmakid family--the account of whose spectacular fall from power forms one of the most dramatic features of al-Tabari's narratives here--and his decision to divide the Islamic empire after his death between his sons was to lead subsequently to a disastrous civil war. Nevertheless, al-Tabari's story is full of interesting sidelights on the lives of those involved in the court circle of the time and on the motivations which impelled medieval Muslims to seek precarious careers there
The reunification of the ʻAbbāsid Caliphate by Ṭabarī( )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 20 years' caliphate of al-Ma'mum began as a stormy period in Middle Eastern history; after the comparatively peaceful reign of his father Harun al-Rashid, the caliphate was plunged into violent civil warfare in both Iraq and Arabia, involving the sons of al-Rashid, rivals for the supreme authority, and various other sectarian rebels and aspirants for power. Yet once peace was secured and the caliphate lands united once more, al-Ma'mum's reign settled down into one of the most exciting and innovative of the mediaeval caliphate. The Caliph himself was a highly cultivated man who possessed a keen intellectual curiosity and who interested himself in the practical sciences, astronomy and mathematics. He also encouraged the translating of Greek philosophical, scientific and medical works from Greek and Syriac into Arabic and involved himself in theological controversies in which the dialectical techniques of the Greek thinkers were to figure. Tabari's history of this period constitutes a prime source for political and military history. His racy and vivid style, including many verbatim conversations and documents, brings the Caliphate of al-Ma'mum very much alive
Storm and stress along the northern frontiers of the ʻAbbāsid Caliphate by Ṭabarī( )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic cities of the Islamic world by Clifford Edmund Bosworth( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contains articles on historic cities of the Islamic world, ranging from West Africa to Malaysia, which over the centuries have been centres of culture and learning and of economic and commercial life, and which have contributed much to the consolidation of Islam as a faith and as a social and political institution. The articles have been taken from the second edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam, completed in 2004, but in many cases expanded and rewritten. All have been updated to include fresh historical information, with note of contemporary social developments and population statistics." "The book thus delineates the urban background of Islam has it has evolved up to the present day, highlighting the role of such great cities as Cairo, Istanbul, Baghdad and Delhi in Islamic history, and also brings them together in a rich panorama illustrating one of mankind's greatest achievements, the living organism of the city."--Jacket
The legacy of Islam by Joseph Schacht( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and Arabic and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ornament of histories : a history of the Eastern Islamic lands AD 650-1041 : the original text of Abû Saʻîd ʻAbd al-Ḥayy Gardīzī by ʻAbd al-Ḥayy ibn Z̤aḥḥāk Gardīzī( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abu Sa'id 'Abd al-Hayy Gardizi was a Persian author and historian living in the mid-eleventh century at the height of the Turkish Ghazvanid dynasty. His only known work, The Ornament of Histories ('Zayn al-akhbar'), is a hugely ambitious history of the Eastern Islamic lands AD 650-1041, spanning what is now Eastern Iran, Afghanistan and parts of the Central Asian Republics and Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. Gardizi's text is an extremely rare source of primary information about the rise of Islamic faith, culture and military dominance in these regions, and represents a significant contribution to our understanding of the early Islamic world
The Islamic dynasties : a chronological and genealogical handbook by Clifford Edmund Bosworth( Book )

37 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hudúd al-ʻĀlam = The regions of the world : a Persian geography, 372 A.H. (982 A.D.) by Al- Alam( )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical geography of Iran by V. V Bartolʹd( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a compendium of the rich archeological and literary evidence on the Iranian world in its larger sense, comprising part of what is now Soviet Central Asia and Afghanistan as well as Iran proper.Originally published in 1984.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The later Ghaznavids : splendour and decay : the dynasty in Afghanistan and northern India, 1040-1186 by Clifford Edmund Bosworth( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of civilizations of Central Asia by Unesco( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Islamic dynasties : a chronological and genealogical manual by Clifford Edmund Bosworth( Book )

37 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ghaznavids : their empire in Afghanistan and eastern Iran, 994 : 1040 by Clifford Edmund Bosworth( Book )

32 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Seljuq state : a translation with commentary of the 'Akhbār al-dawla al-saljūqiyya' by Ṣadr al-Dīn ʻAlī ibn Nāṣir Ḥusaynī( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Akhbār al-dawla al-saljūqiyya' is one of the key primary documents on the history of Western Persia and Iraq in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. This book provides an accessible English translation and commentary on the text, making available to a new readership this significant work on the pre-modern history of the Middle East and the Turkish peoples. The text is a chronicle of the Seljuq dynasty as it emerged within the Iranian lands in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, dominating the Middle Eastern lands, from Turkey and Syria to Iran and eastern Afghanistan. During this formative period in the central and eastern Islamic lands, they inaugurated a pattern of Turkish political and military dominance of the Middle East and beyond, from Egypt to India, in some cases well into the twentieth century. Shedding light on many otherwise obscure aspects of the political history of the region, the book provides a more detailed context for the political history of the wider area. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars of Middle Eastern history and is an important addition to the existing literature on the Seljuq dynasty"--P. [i]
Iran and Islam: in memory of the late Vladimir Minorsky by Clifford Edmund Bosworth( Book )

23 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qajar Iran : political, social, and cultural change, 1800-1925( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Islamic world from classical to modern times : essays in honor of Bernard Lewis( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menggu ru qin shi qi de Tujuesitan = Turkestan down to the Mongol invasion by V. V Bartolʹd( )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu wei zuo zhe yan jiu tu jue si tan de li shi zhu zuo,Bao kuo wu zhang:he zhong di li gai shu,Jie zhi shi er shi ji de zhong ya shi,Ha ci qi dan ren yu hua ci zi mo sha,Cheng ji si han yu meng gu ren,Meng gu ren tong zhi xia de tu jue si tan
The Sāsānids, the Byzantines, the Lakhmids, and Yemen by Ṭabarī( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arabs, Byzantium, and Iran : studies in early Islamic history and culture by Clifford Edmund Bosworth( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The reunification of the ʻAbbāsid CaliphateStorm and stress along the northern frontiers of the ʻAbbāsid CaliphateHistoric cities of the Islamic worldThe ornament of histories : a history of the Eastern Islamic lands AD 650-1041 : the original text of Abû Saʻîd ʻAbd al-Ḥayy GardīzīHistory of civilizations of Central AsiaThe new Islamic dynasties : a chronological and genealogical manualThe history of the Seljuq state : a translation with commentary of the 'Akhbār al-dawla al-saljūqiyya'The Islamic world from classical to modern times : essays in honor of Bernard LewisThe Sāsānids, the Byzantines, the Lakhmids, and Yemen
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Bosiwosi, C. E. 1928-2015

Bosvort, C. E. 1928-2015

Bosvort, K. È.

Bosvort, K. E. 1928-2015

Bosvort, K. Je.

Bosvort, Klifford Èdmund.

Bosvort, Klifford Ėdmund 1928-2015

Bosworth, C. E.

Bosworth, C.E. 1928-2015

Bosworth, C. E. (Clifford Edmund)

Bosworth, C. E. (Clifford Edmund), 1928-2015

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Clifford Edmund Bosworth britisk historikar

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Clifford Edmund Bosworth englischer Historiker und Orientalist

Clifford Edmund Bosworth historiador británicu (1928–2015)

Clifford Edmund Bosworth historiador del Reino Unido

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Босворт Клиффорд Эдмунд

קליפורד אדמונד בוסוורת'

بوزوث، كلفرد ادمند

بوزورث، كليفورد إ.

بوسورث، كليفورد ادموند

كليفورد إدموند بوزورث

كليفورد إدموند بوزورث مؤرخ من المملكة المتحدة

كليفورد بوزورث، 1928-2015

کلیفورد ادموند باسورث تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

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Languages
English (354)

Arabic (5)

Chinese (2)

French (1)

Persian (1)