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The Cambridge History of Iran

The Cambridge History of Iran

Volume 4. The Period from the Arab Invasion to the Saljuqs

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Part of The Cambridge History of Iran

'Abd Al-Husain Zarrinkub, Roy Mottahedeh, C. E. Bosworth, R. N. Frye, W. Madelung, Heribert Busse, Claude Cahen, Oleg Grabar, G. C. Miles, E. S. Kennedy, S. H. Nasr, M. Mutahhari, B. S. Amoretti, Henry Corbin, J. de Menasce, O.P., Victor Danner, G. Lazard, L. P. Elwell-Sutton, J. A. Boyle
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  • Date Published: June 1975
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from November 2018
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521200936

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  • Volume 4 is a survey of every aspect of the civilisations which flourished in the Iranian region from the Arab conquests to the Saljuq expansion: in particular, it studies the gradual transition of Iran from Zoroastrianism to Islam, the uniting of all Iranians under one rule, the flowering into full magnificence of the Persian language, and the establishment of those other acts which were to flourish so brilliantly after the Mongol conquest. The volume as a whole provides a comprehensive record of the formative centuries of Islam in Iran.

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    • Date Published: June 1975
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521200936
    • length: 747 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 159 x 52 mm
    • weight: 1.41kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from November 2018
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    List of maps
    Preface
    1. The Arab conquest of Iran and its aftermath 'Abd Al-Husain Zarrinkub
    2. The 'Abbasid Caliphate in Iran Roy Mottahedeh
    3. The tahirids and saffarids C. E. Bosworth
    4. The samanids R. N. Frye
    5. The early Ghaznavids C. E. Bosworth
    6. The minor dynasties of Northern Iran W. Madelung
    7. Iran under the buyids Heribert Busse
    8. Tribes, cities and social organization Claude Cahen
    9. The visual arts Oleg Grabar
    10. Numismatics G. C. Miles
    11. The exact sciences E. S. Kennedy
    12. Life sciences, alchemy and medicine S. H. Nasr
    13a. Philosophy and cosmology S. H. Nasr
    13b. Sufism S. H. Nasr
    14. The religious sciences S. H. Nasr and M. Mutahhari
    15. Sects and heresies B. S. Amoretti
    16. Nasir-i Khusrau and Iranian Isma'ilism Henry Corbin
    17. Zoroastrian literature after the muslim conquest J. de Menasce, O.P.
    18. Arabic literature in Iran Victor Danner
    19. The rise of the new Persian language G. Lazard
    20a. The 'Ruba'i'' in early Persian literature L. P. Elwell-Sutton
    20b. 'Umar Khayyam: astronomer, mathematician and poet J. A. Boyle
    Bibliography
    Index.

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