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Bosworth, Clifford Edmund

Works: 450 works in 1,365 publications in 5 languages and 19,338 library holdings
Genres: History  Outlines and syllabi  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Chronologies  Genealogy  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Honoree, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Contributor, Composer, Creator, Commentator for written text, Speaker
Classifications: DS36.85, 297
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Most widely held works by Clifford Edmund Bosworth
The legacy of Islam by Thomas Walker Arnold( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 581 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 paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback 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 )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of civilizations of Central Asia by Unesco( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iran and Islam: in memory of the late Vladimir Minorsky by Clifford Edmund Bosworth( Book )

22 editions published in 1971 in English and French and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festskrift til L.P. Elwell-Sutton
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 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ʻAbbāsid Caliphate in equilibrium by Ṭabarī( Book )

20 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 318 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
Storm and stress along the northern frontiers of the ʻAbbāsid Caliphate by Ṭabarī( Book )

16 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reunification of the ʻAbbāsid Caliphate by Ṭabarī( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 286 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
Historic cities of the Islamic world by Clifford Edmund Bosworth( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 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 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( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 143 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. Covering the four centuries from the first Arab conquests to his own time, Gardizi's work is a prime source, for some episodes the sole one, for the history of these lands at this time. Thus it is the sole source for events at the end of Sultan Mas'ud's reign, when the Sultan was killed in an army coup, having just lost the whole of the empire's Persian provinces to the incoming Seljuq Turks, and it was the Seljuqs who were now to dominate the central and eastern Islamic lands for a century and a half, almost till the invasion of the Mongols. Writing on the far-eastern fringes of what was then the Eastern Islamic world, in what is now Afghanistan, Gardizi also included important ethnological information on the Turkish tribes of Inner Eurasia and on the religions and philosophies of the Indians. But his prime interest was clearly the Islamic history of his own lands, the eastern Iranian world and its Central Asian and Indian fringes, and here he provides a detailed narrative. This book provides the first translation into a Western language of this history of the formative period of the Eastern Islamic world and gives an explanatory commentary, detailing the historical, geographical and cultural context, as well as the events and colourful characters mentioned in it. C. Edmund Bosworth is a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He was until retirement Professor of Arabic Studies at Manchester University and is now a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Exeter University. He was the British Editor of the second edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam, and is the author of numerous books and articles on the history, culture and literature of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish lands of the Middle East and Central Asia in the premodern period. He was the recipient of the biennial Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award at the University of California, Los Angeles, in May 2010. --Book Jacket
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History of civilizations of Central Asia
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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

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Bosworth, C. E. (Clifford Edmund)

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

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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


English (293)

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History of civilizations of Central AsiaThe Islamic world from classical to modern times : essays in honor of Bernard LewisThe ʻAbbāsid Caliphate in equilibriumStorm and stress along the northern frontiers of the ʻAbbāsid CaliphateThe reunification 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 Gardīzī