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The Reign of the Victorious Khaqan Mu‘Inuddin Shahrukh Mirza

Khwandamir

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Wheeler M. Thackston

Wheeler M. Thackston is an orientalist and a distinguished translator and editor of Persian and Arabic historical and literary works. Author of a number of noted Persian and Arabic grammars, he is Emeritus Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilzations, Harvard University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume II: Habibu’s-Siyar: The History of the Mongols and Genghis Khan (Tome 3)

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...Mirza Shahrukh was a felicitous padishah, perfect in his justice and devotion, combining the bravery of Rustam and the asceticism of Ibrahim Adham. Never did it occur to him to swerve from the path of the Islamic community, and throughout...

The Decline of Sistan

Pete Christensen

Peter Christensen is Lecturer at the Institute of History, University of Copenhagen and at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steve Sampson

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The Decline of Iranshahr : Irrigation and Environment in the Middle East, 500 bc–ad 1500

I.B.Tauris, 2016

Book chapter

...As in Mesoptaniia the first signs of trouble in Sistan follow immediately upon the high-water mark of expansion. The Tarikh-é Sistan states that already under 'Amr b. Layth's successor, Tahir b. Muhammad, revenues began falling off...

The Zenith of Sistan

Pete Christensen

Peter Christensen is Lecturer at the Institute of History, University of Copenhagen and at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steve Sampson

Steve Sampson

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The Decline of Iranshahr : Irrigation and Environment in the Middle East, 500 bc–ad 1500

I.B.Tauris, 2016

Book chapter

...The Political Context Although remote from the imperial centers, Sistan was certainly a part of Iranshahr: not only did the great kings claim suzerainty over the country, they also made it the scene of some typical feats of advancement...

The Samanids: The First Islamic Dynasty of Central Asia

Early Islamic Iran

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...Each one of the chapters in this volume, for all the rich diversity of their subject matters, touches upon a common theme: the impact of pre-Islamic Persian concepts and world-views, which survived the shock of the Arab conquests...

The Sasanians in the East

The Sasanian Era

I.B.Tauris, 2008

Book chapter

...Bactrian, which belongs to the Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family, was the principal administrative language of the region now known as Afghanistan during most of the first millennium of our era. After its first appearance...

A Venture on the Frontier: Alptegin’s Conquest of Ghazna and its Sequel

Medieval Central Asia and the Persianate World : Iranian Tradition and Islamic Civilisation

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2015

Book chapter

...After the political break-up of the Abbasid caliphate in the first half of the ninth century, the history of Khurasan and Mā Warā’ al-Nahr (Transoxiana) is characterised by the further expansion of the Islamic world to the east. The period...

Revolts of late antiquity in Khurāsān and Ṭabaristān

Parvaneh Pourshariati

Parvaneh Pourshariati is Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Ohio State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire : The Sasanian–Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran

I.B. Tauris, 2008

Book chapter

...In the previous chapter we argued that the histories of the quarter of theeast (kūst-i khwarāsān) and the quarter of the north (kūst-i ādurbādagān) during the Sasanian period, being for the most part controlled by Parthian dynastic...

The Ghurids in Khurasan

Medieval Central Asia and the Persianate World : Iranian Tradition and Islamic Civilisation

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2015

Book chapter

...Ghūr is a highly mountainous and inaccessible region of what is now central Afghanistan, the name surviving in the Ghūr or Ghōrāt province of contemporary Afghanistan.Cf. the map of post-1964 Afghanistan administrative divisions in Louis...

The Kurt Kings of Herat

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Wheeler M. Thackston

Wheeler M. Thackston is an orientalist and a distinguished translator and editor of Persian and Arabic historical and literary works. Author of a number of noted Persian and Arabic grammars, he is Emeritus Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilzations, Harvard University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume II: Habibu’s-Siyar: The History of the Mongols and Genghis Khan (Tome 3)

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...A Summary Account Of The Ancestors Of The Kurt Kings Of Herat According to some historians, the lineage of these mighty kings goes back to Sultan Sanjar, son of Malikshah the Seljuq. This claim is supported by the fact that in the masnavi...