Originally published in 1931, this book presents a historical account regarding the life and times of Mahmud of Ghazni. Detailed information is given on Mahmud's seventeen expeditions into northwestern India, with a particular emphasis on their geographical setting. Additional sections discuss the context of his rise to power, his administrative systems and perceptions of his character. Comprehensive notes are included throughout, together with extensive appendices, incorporating a chronological summary and a bibliography. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Islamic history and Mahmud of Ghazni.
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- Date Published: January 2015
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107456594
- length: 288 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
- weight: 0.37kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. The Muslim world in the fourth century A.H.
3. The predecessors of Sultan Mahmud
4. The early life of Muhmud
5. The struggle for the throne
Part II. The Wars of Sultan Mahmud:
6. Wars in central Asia
7. Wars in Iran, Sistan and adjoining lands
8. Wars in India
9. Closing days
10. The administrative system of Sultan Mahmud
11. Sultan Mahmud and his work
Appendix A. Parallel passages from some oriental historians
Appendix B. Chronology of the predecessors of Subuktigin
Appendix C. The Farighunids
Appendix D. Mahmud's title to the throne
Appendix E. The Samanids
Appendix F. Chronology of the Ma'munids
Appendix G. The Saffarids
Appendix H. The Buwaihids
Appendix I. The Hindushahiyya dynasty of Waihand
Appendix J. (1) Identification of 'Bhatiya (2) Date of the expedition to Bhatinda
Appendix K. The two Trilochanpals
Appendix L. (1) An extract from The Syriac Chroncile (2) An extract from Sibt Ibnu'l-Jawzi
Appendix M. (1) Authorities on the expedition to Somnath (2) The origin and sanctity of the idol of Somnath (3) The original temple (4) The site of the original temple (5) The date of the expedition (6) The route of the Sultan (7) Stories connected with the expedition
Appendix N. Chronology of the life and times of Sultan Mahmud and his predecessors
Appendix O. Bibliography and abbreviations
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