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The Rule of the Qarakhitai in Kirman



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

...It is well known to historians that after the end of the Khwarazmshahs’ state, ten of the Qarakhitai ruled in Kirman over a period of eighty years. The first of them to rule was Baraq son of Käldür, and the last was Qut–buddin...

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 khāṣṣa and the ‘āmma: Intermediaries in the Samanid Polity

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

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2015

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...The recurrence of the paired categories of khāṣṣa and ‘āmma in descriptions of societies far apart from one another in time and distance attests to the remarkable flexibility of this binary terminology.On these categories, see Roy...

Maragha and Samarkand

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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...Islamic historical writing reached a peak with the work of Ibn Khaldun (1332–1406), whose Muqaddimah (An Introduction to History) was described by Arnold Toynbee as ‘undoubtedly the greatest work of its kind that has ever been created...

Out From The Steppe

George Lane

George Lane is Senior Teaching Fellow in the History of the Middle East and Central Asia at SOAS in the University of London. His previous books are Early Mongol Rule in Thirteenth-Century Iran, Genghiz Khan and Mongol Rule, Daily Life in the Mongol Empire and Silk Roads and Steppe Empires. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of The Mongols

I.B. Tauris, 2018

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...A persistent myth that survives among the tales, legends and topoi that constitute Mongol history is the belief that Chinggis Khan and his small coterie of loyal supporters backed by a united army of nomadic warriors acted alone...