Introduction a l'Histoire des Mongols de Fadl Allah Rashid ed-din

Introduction a l'Histoire des Mongols de Fadl Allah Rashid ed-din


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ISBN-13: 9781909724846
Publisher: Gibb Memorial Trust, The
Publication date: 12/31/2017
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x (d)

About the Author

Edgard Blochet (1870-1937) worked at the manuscript department of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France from 1895 until 1935, during which time he produced a valuable series of catalogues, most notably his Catalogue des manuscrits persans de la Bibliothèque Nationale. In the field of mediaeval history, he edited the Arabic chronicle of the Mamluk historian, Mufaḍḍal b. Abi’l-Faḍā’il (c. 759/1358). Blochet also edited a portion of the Jāmi‘ al-tawārīkh, covering from the accession of Ögedei Qa’an to part of the reign of Temür Qa’an (1227–1303), published in the E.JW. Gibb Memorial Series as volume XVIII/2 (1911).

Charles Melville is Professor of Persian History, University of Cambridge, and Vice-President of the British Institute of Persian Studies. His main research interests are in the history and historiography of medieval Iran, with a concentration on the Mongol–Safavid periods (13th-17thcenturies), and text-image studies of Persian manuscripts, particularly theShahnamaof Firdausi andhistorical texts (chronicles). His most recent publication is The Mongols' Middle East: Continuity and transformation in Ilkhanid Iran (co-edited), Leiden 2016.

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