Mediaeval Islamic Historiography and Political Legitimacy: Bal'ami's Tarikhnamah

Mediaeval Islamic Historiography and Political Legitimacy: Bal'ami's Tarikhnamah

by A.C.S. Peacock


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415583114
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/02/2010
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Dr Andrew Peacock was educated at Oxford and Cambridge, and is a research associate at the University of Cambridge. He specialises in history of Anatolia, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and is the author of several articles on aspects of mediaeval Islamic history and historiography.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Introduction 1. Politics, religion and culture in the late Samanid state 2. The transmission of the Tarikhnama’s text 3. Bal‘ami’s reshaping of Tabari’s History 4. The contents and purpose of Bal‘ami’s alterations to Tabari’s History 5. The Tarikhnama after Bal‘ami 6. General conclusions. Appendix I: Comparison of postulated redactions of the Tarikhnama. Appendix II: Comparison of the Arabic translation of the Tarikhnama and the Persian text. Appendix III: Addenda and corrigenda to Daniel’s ‘Annotated Inventory of Bal‘ami' Manuscripts’. Bibliography

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