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Foreword

Edmund Herzig

Edmund Herzig is Soudavar Professor of Persian Studies and a Fellow of Wadham College, University of Oxford. He is the author of The Armenians: A Handbook and Iran and the World in the Safavid Age (I.B.Tauris). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sarah Stewart

Sarah Stewart is Lecturer in Zoroastrianism in the Department of the Study of Religions and Deputy Director of the London Middle East Institute at SOAS, University of London. She is co-editor, with Vesta Curtis, of Birth of the Persian Empire, Age of the Parthians, The Sasanian Era and The Rise of Islam, all published by I.B.Tauris. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Early Islamic Iran

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...The chapters in this volume are based on papers presented at two symposia in The Idea of Iran series held in London in 2009 and 2010 and both dealing with the early Islamic period in Iranian history. Many questions about this period remain...

Environment and Irrigation Technologies

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

...On the Iranian Plateau, i.e. the high country extending from the Zagros to the Hindu Kush, the environment sets conditions completely different from those in Mesopotamia and Khuzistan. These conditions, however, are difficult to describe...

The Muzaffarids of Shiraz

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

...The Beginning Of The History Of The House Ofmuzaffar Historians have related the beginnings of the House of Muzaffar as follows. The ancestor of Amir Mubarizud–din Muhammad, the first of the Muzaffar rulers, was named Ghiyasuddin Hajji...
...There used to be an established common view among scholars that the advent of the Sasanian dynasty marked a strong new identification with the Zoroastrian religion, perhaps in contrast to the situation that was prevalent under the Arsacids....

Genghis Khan’s Progeny who Ruled Autonomously and Independently in Iran

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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

...Those of Genghis Khan’s progeny who ruled in Iran are seventeen in number. Among these, nine ruled with the greatest of power and authority, and the other eight did not possess autonomy but considered themselves padishahs and rulers...

Azarbaydjan

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

...Azarbaydjan comprises the northwestern corner of the Iranian Plateau, from the Qizil Uzan and the Tarum Highlands in the south to the Aras (Arakes) in the north. Arran , i.e. the territory further to the north, between the Aras and the Kur...

Ingenious Mechanical Devices

John Freely

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

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...One of the most illustrious figures in the history of Islamic mathematics is Abu’l Fath Umar ibn Ibrahim al-Khayyami (ca. 1048–ca. 1130). As his name indicates he was the son of Ibrahim al-Khayyami, whose last name means ‘the Tentmaker’‘One...

The History of the Kings of Mazanderan

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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

...The Rise to Power Of The Third Line Of The Bavand Kings Historians have recorded that in the year 635 [1238], when the flourishing realms of Transoxiana and Iran were unjustly devastated by the forces of Turan, Husamuddawla Ardashir—son...

The History of the Sarbadars of Sabzawar

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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

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...How The Sarbadar Kings Gained Control Of The Province Of Sabzawar Historians have reported that Bashtin is a village dependency of Bayhaq. In Bashtin there was an extremely powerful khwaja called Shihabuddin Fazlullah, whose lineage on his...

How Pious Was Shapur I?

The Sasanian Era

I.B.Tauris, 2008

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...The early Sasanian kings are widely assumed to have been motivated by strong religious sentiments, and to have initiated reforms that eventually led to profound changes in the character of the Zoroastrian religion. This view of early...