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The Reign of the Victorious Khaqan Mu‘Inuddin Shahrukh Mirza

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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

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...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

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...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

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...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...

Shaping the Eastern Frontier

Robert Haug

Robert Haug is Assistant Professor of History at the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati, where he also runs the Middle East Studies programme. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections on medieval frontier regions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Eastern Frontier : Limits of Empire in Late Antique and Early Medieval Central Asia

IB Tauris, 2019

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...When Pīrūz dragged the frontier The history of the Sasanian Empire has long been told from a perspective that favours the western reaches of the empire. Mesopotamia, the administrative heartland of the empire, had a long history...

The Unsettled Frontier

Robert Haug

Robert Haug is Assistant Professor of History at the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati, where he also runs the Middle East Studies programme. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections on medieval frontier regions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Eastern Frontier : Limits of Empire in Late Antique and Early Medieval Central Asia

IB Tauris, 2019

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...Ḥārith b. Surayj at the intersection of revolutionary Islam and Turkish invaders The conquest and integration of Ṭukhāristān and Transoxiana into the Umayyad Caliphate brought regions that had long been outside any form of direct...

The Sasanians in the East

The Sasanian Era

I.B.Tauris, 2008

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...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...

Extending the Frontier

Robert Haug

Robert Haug is Assistant Professor of History at the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati, where he also runs the Middle East Studies programme. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections on medieval frontier regions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Eastern Frontier : Limits of Empire in Late Antique and Early Medieval Central Asia

IB Tauris, 2019

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...Qutayba b. Muslim in Samarqand In the eighth century, the Umayyad presence along the eastern frontier moved from incursions by armies from Iraq and the wild east of rebellious tribesmen fleeing the reach of the imperial authorities...

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

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...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

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

I.B. Tauris, 2008

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...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...