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The History of Persia

The History of Persia
From the Most Early Period to the Present Time
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108028653

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  • The product of a lifetime spent in India and the Middle East, for over a century this two-volume work by Sir John Malcolm (1769–1833), first published in 1815, remained the most trusted chronicle of Persia. Translated into French, German and Persian, the detailed and diverse contents earned its diplomat author an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Oxford. Although learned, Malcolm's narrative is informed by personal experiences acquired while serving as an envoy and secretary to the governor general, a position which clearly shaped his views on the country's political character. Volume 1 covers from the ancient dynasties of Paishdadian and Kaianian, through the Roman period, until 1722 with the reign of Mahmood. Volume 2 goes on to provide a detailed history of modern Persia, incorporating descriptions of its religions, government, climate and social conventions, and sees a need for major reforms.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108028653
    • length: 1435 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 208 x 72 mm
    • weight: 3.4kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Ancient boundaries
    2. Mahabad, the first king
    3. The Paishdadian dynasty
    4. The Kaianian dynasty
    5. Murder of Philip
    6. The Sassanian dynasty
    7. Remarks on the Dabistan
    8. Character of eastern history
    9. An account of the monarchs of Ghizni
    10. Observations on the Tartar tribes
    11. Rule of the Atta-begs
    12. Conquest of Persia by the Moghuls
    13. Birth of Timour
    14. An account of the ancestors of Shah Ismail
    15. Sam Meerza succeeds Shah Abbas. Volume 2:
    16. An account of the Affghan rulers in Persia
    17. Life and reign of Nâdir Shah
    18. Life of Kurreem Khan Zund
    19. Successors of Kurreem Khan
    20. View of Persia, and adjoining countries, before the elevation of the reigning family to the throne
    21. Life of Aga Mahomed Khan
    22. Religion of the inhabitants of Persia
    23. Government of Persia
    24. Climate of Persia
    25. An account of the manners and usages of the inhabitants of Persia
    26. Observations on the condition and character of the sovereigns of Persia

  • Author

    John Malcolm

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