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Bosworth, Clifford Edmund

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The ʻAbbāsid Caliphate in equilibrium by Muḥammad ibn Ğarīr Al- Ṭabarī( )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,543 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( )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 1,537 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( )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,397 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 )

35 editions published between 1931 and 1998 in English and Arabic and held by 1,118 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 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 984 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
Hudúd al-ʻĀlam = The regions of the world : a Persian geography, 372 A.H. (982 A.D.) by Hudud al- Alam( )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

45 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the author's 'Islamic Dynasties', this new reference book gives detailed information on the dynastic families of the Islamic world. Over 186 dynasties are covered, from the Middle East and North Africa, to South Asia and Indonesia
The Islamic dynasties : a chronological and genealogical handbook by Clifford Edmund Bosworth( Book )

42 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a penny a dream, the old blind Dream Weaver weaves dreams for seven sets of passers-by
An historical geography of Iran by V. V Bartolʹd( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 606 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 Pri
Hudūd al-ʻĀlam; "The regions of the world"; a Persian geography, 372 A.H.-982 A.D by Vladimir Minorsky( )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hudud al-'Alam, written in AD 982 for a Prince of Guzganan (located in the North West of modern Afghanistan), is a geography covering the whole known world and one of the earliest works of Persian prose. It was designed to accompany a map and, though the product of cabinet scholarship rather than original observation, it preserves much material from earlier compositions which are lost and shows originality in its organization. A facsimile edition of the unique MS, which came to light in Bukhara in the late 19th century, was published in Russia in 1930 by Barthold but it was left to Minorsk
The later Ghaznavids : splendour and decay : the dynasty in Afghanistan and northern India, 1040-1186 by Clifford Edmund Bosworth( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The History of the Seljuq State : a Translation with Commentary of the Akhbar Al-dawla Al-saljuqiyya by Clifford Edmund Bosworth( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an accessible translation and commentary on one of the key primary documents for the history of Western Persia and Iraq in the 11th and 12th centuries. 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
History of civilizations of Central Asia by Unesco( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 452 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( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 449 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]
The Ghaznavids : their empire in Afghanistan and eastern Iran, 994 : 1040 by Clifford Edmund Bosworth( Book )

36 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 389 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 )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sāsānids, the Byzantines, the Lakhmids, and Yemen by Ṭabarī( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meritorious for its time but now 120 years old. This new translation is enriched by a detailed commentary which takes into account up-to-date scholarship. Book jacket
 
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Historic cities of the Islamic world
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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 GardīzīThe new Islamic dynasties : a chronological and genealogical manualAn historical geography of IranHistory of civilizations of Central AsiaThe history of the Seljuq state : a translation with commentary of the 'Akhbār al-dawla al-saljūqiyya'
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Bosiwosi, C. E. 1928-2015

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بوزوث، كلفرد ادمند

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