Politics, Patronage and the Transmission of Knowledge in 13th - 15th Century Tabriz

Politics, Patronage and the Transmission of Knowledge in 13th - 15th Century Tabriz

by Judith Pfeiffer
     
 

In Politics, Patronage and the Transmission of Knowledge in 13th - 15th Century Tabriz, an international group of specialists from different disciplines investigate the role of Tabriz as one of the foremost centres of learning, cultural productivity, and politics in post-Mongol Iran and the Middle East While standard accounts of Islamicate history have long

Overview

In Politics, Patronage and the Transmission of Knowledge in 13th - 15th Century Tabriz, an international group of specialists from different disciplines investigate the role of Tabriz as one of the foremost centres of learning, cultural productivity, and politics in post-Mongol Iran and the Middle East While standard accounts of Islamicate history have long presented the 13th to 15th centuries as the bottom of the decline paradigm of old, the present volume demonstrates the vibrancy and originality of the intellectual and cultural production of this period by focusing on Tabriz among other capitals of the region. The volume particularly explores the transmission of knowledge and institutional and cultural patronage in the post-Mongol period. The book series 'Iran Studies' is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of Iran. Brill welcomes proposals from every branch of the social sciences and humanities, including history, sociology, political science, religious studies, anthropology and economics. The series includes monographs, thematic collections of articles, handbooks, text editions and occasional translations. All volumes are peer-reviewed and are aimed at a better understanding of Iran, its past, present and future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004255395
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/29/2013
Series:
Iran Studies, #8
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Judith Pfeiffer, Ph.D. (2003), The University of Chicago, is University Lecturer at the University of Oxford. She has published extensively on the Islamicate history of the 13th-16th centuries, including History and Historiography of Post-Mongol Central Asia and the Middle East, (Harrassowitz, 2006).

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