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Thackston, W. M. (Wheeler McIntosh) 1944-

Overview
Works: 201 works in 581 publications in 6 languages and 10,318 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Textbooks  Illustrated works  Catalogs  Sources  Art 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Collector, Honoree, Collaborator
Classifications: BP189.62, 297.4
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Most widely held works by W. M Thackston
Murder, mayhem, pillage and plunder : the history of Lebanon in the 18th and 19th centuries by Mīkhāʼīl Mushāqah( )

18 editions published in 1988 in 4 languages and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The book of wisdom by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ibn ʻAṭāʼ Allāh( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Baburnama : memoirs of Babur, prince and emperor by Babur( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both an official chronicle and a highly personal memoir, the Baburnama presents a vivid and extraordinarily detailed picture of life in Central Asia and India during the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. It is also the text most often quoted by historians and scholars of Mughal India. The prose of Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, the first Mughal emperor, is described by its new translator Wheeler Thackston as frank, intimate, truthful, and unbiased. It is all the more astonishing, therefore, that the Baburnama is also the first real autobiography in Islamic literature. Babur had no historical precedent for his narrative, yet even today it is a remarkably engrossing volume to read. The interests that Babur expressed so eloquently in the memoirs - his profound curiosity about the natural world and human personalities, for example - defined also the directions that artists were to take. Dr. Thackston's translation provides many new insights into a particularly stimulating period in the world's history
Mirʼāt al-quds : a life of Christ for Emperor Akbar : a commentary on Father Jerome Xavier's text and the miniatures of Cleveland Museum of Art, Acc. no. 2005.145 = Mirror of holiness by Pedro de Moura Carvalho( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akbar's commission of a Life of Christ from the Jesuit Jerome Xavier resulted in a fascinating text (1602) in which the author's concern not to antagonize his Muslim hosts is apparent. The 27 miniatures were inspired by the text itself, resulting in unique interpretations of episodes that often do not find parallels in a European context
Essays in Islamic philology, history, and philosophy by Alireza Korangy( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work treats in one volume the most important fields in Islamic studies: Persian literature and philology; Islamic history and historiography; Arabic literature and philology; and Islamic philosophy and jurisprudence. The essays are representative of the fields in which one of the most illustrious Arabists and Persianists in the world, Ahmad Mahdavi Damgani, has been an indispensible contributor for close to 65 years
The Jahangirnama : memoirs of Jahangir, Emperor of India by Jahangir( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wheeler Thackston's new translation of The Jahangirnama, copublished with the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, presents a portrait of a remarkable emperor during the course of his reign (1605-27)." "Emperor Jahangir is probably best known in the West as the father of Shahjahan, who built the Taj Mahal. Jahangir's reign was one of great prosperity, and his passion for art and nature encouraged an artistic flowering that rivaled European art during the rule of the Medicis. Jahangir's memoirs provide not only the history of his reign, but also his reflections on art, politics, and life, including the suicide of one of his wives, and selections of poetry written by members of his harem. This book includes a selection of exquisite full-color paintings, drawings, and objects that specifically illustrate the passages they accompany."--Jacket
King of the world : the Padshahnama : an imperial Mughal manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle by Milo Cleveland Beach( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Koranic and classical Arabic : an elementary grammar of the language by W. M Thackston( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural Studies. Reference. W.M. Thackston's AN INTRODUCTION TO KORANIC AND CLASSICAL ARABIC is an elementary-level grammar of standard classical Arabic, the literary norm of the Arabic language that has not changed appreciably in fourteen hundred years. An indispensable tool for all who are interested in Islamic religion, science, and literature, the language presented in this book will enable the learner to study firsthand the primary sources of Islamic civilization and the classics of the Islamic Near East. W.M. Thackston is Professor of the Practice in Persian and Other Near Eastern Languages at Harvard University, where he has taught Persian and Arabic for over twenty years. Author of numerous books and articles on the languages and literatures of the Near East, his works include a new English translation of the Baburnama, A Century of Princes: Sources on Timurid History and Art, and Tales from Luristan: Tales, Fables and Folk Poetry from the Lur of Bala-Gariva
An introduction to Persian by W. M Thackston( Book )

36 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Introduction to Persian is intended to serve as an introduction on the elementary level to the modern Persian language. Each lesson is provided with specific exercises and drills for the major grammatical and syntactical points introduced therein. Vocabulary are included at the end of each lesson are intended for active acquisition. Specialized supplementary vocabulary lists are also scattered throughout the book. In part two of the grammar, the outstanding differences between modern and classical usage are given. In part three the distinguishing features of ordinary colloquial Persian are given. Book jacket."--Jacket
The adventures of Hamza : painting and storytelling in Mughal India by John William Seyller( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs of the unseen : the discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation of Rumi's Fihi ma Fihi should easily become the standard English edition of this important collection of his discourses, conversations, and commentaries on various and sundry topics. In many cases the discussions preserved in this book provide the most sustained exposition available of Rumi's thought on a given topic. -- from publisher description
Islamic and Indian manuscripts and paintings in the Pierpont Morgan Library by Barbara Schmitz( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time since Pierpont Morgan purchased his first richly illuminated manuscript in 1899 - an Indian Ragamala - this part of the collection has been catalogued. Included are the late thirteenth-century Manafi-i hayavan of Ibn Bakhtishu, regarded by Richard Ettinghausen as one of the ten greatest Persian manuscripts, and several albums with fifty-seven miniatures that once belonged to Sir Charles Hercules Read. The Islamic and Indian holdings comprise over one thousand miniature paintings from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries and nearly two hundred Quran leaves from the ninth to the eleventh centuries. Many of these manuscripts and paintings - all of which are fully described - are reproduced here for the first time
Album prefaces and other documents on the history of calligraphers and painters by W. M Thackston( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nāṣer-e Khosraw's book of travels = (Safarnāma) by Nāṣir-i Khusraw( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and French and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The History of Akbar by Abū al-Faz̤l ibn Mubārak( Book )

in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Akbarnāma, or The History of Akbar, by Abu'l-Fazl (d. 1602), is one of the most important works of Indo-Persian history and a touchstone of prose artistry. Marking a high point in a long, rich tradition of Persian historical writing, it served as a model for historians throughout the Persianate world. The work is at once a biography of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605) that includes descriptions of his political and martial feats and cultural achievements, and a chronicle of sixteenth-century India. The first volume details the birth of Akbar, his illustrious genealogy, and in particular the lives and exploits of his grandfather, Babur, and his father, Humayun, who laid the foundations of the Mughal Empire. The Persian text, presented in the Naskh script, is based on a careful reassessment of the primary sources."--
Orientalisches Mittelalter by Wolfhart Heinrichs( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to Syriac : an elementary grammar with readings from Syriac literature by W. M Thackston( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A millennium of classical Persian poetry : a guide to the reading & understanding of Persian poetry from the tenth to the twentieth century by W. M Thackston( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Persian and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirʼāt al-quds (Mirror of holiness) : a life of Christ for Emperor Akbar : a commentary on Father Jerome Xavier's text and the miniatures of Cleveland Museum of Art, Acc. no. 2005.145 by Pedro de Moura Carvalho( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emperor Akbar¿́¿s exceptional interest in Christianity is reflected in many ways. Among these was his commissioning in 1602 of a Life of Christ from his guest, the Jesuit priest Jerome Xavier, thus marking a singular moment in the relations between one of the greatest Muslim rulers and Catholicism. This fascinating text¿́¿translated into English for the first time¿́¿draws mostly on Biblical and apocryphal sources, but also reveals that in order not to antagonize his Muslim hosts, Father Jerome occasionally made concessions in his work. Of the three illustrated copies, the one used in this study and now in the Cleveland Museum of Art is the most important. Its twenty-seven high-quality miniatures were inspired by the text itself, resulting in unique interpretations of episodes that often do not find parallels in a European context
 
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The Baburnama : memoirs of Babur, prince and emperorThe Jahangirnama : memoirs of Jahangir, Emperor of IndiaKing of the world : the Padshahnama : an imperial Mughal manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor CastleAn introduction to Koranic and classical Arabic : an elementary grammar of the languageAn introduction to PersianThe adventures of Hamza : painting and storytelling in Mughal IndiaSigns of the unseen : the discourses of Jalaluddin RumiIslamic and Indian manuscripts and paintings in the Pierpont Morgan Library
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