The Future of Iran's Past: Nizam al-Mulk Remembered

The Future of Iran's Past: Nizam al-Mulk Remembered

by Neguin Yavari

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190855109
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/15/2018
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Neguin Yavari is a senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University. She studied medieval history at Columbia University, and has written on medieval Islamic history, political thought and international history. Her books include Advice for the Sultan: Prophetic Voices and Secular Politics in Medieval Islam (2014) and the co-edited Global Medieval: Mirrors for Princes Reconsidered (2015).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Chronology
Preface


1. Of History and Biography
Framing the query
Ibn 'Abd al-Hakam's 'Umar b. 'Abd al-'Aziz
Einhard's Charlemagne
Comparing lives
2. Origins
Islamic polity in the eleventh century
Turks-forever arriviste
Saljuqs
Turkmana an: Saljuq infantry?
Saljuq origins in the medieval Islamic imaginary
3. Representations of Nizam al-Mulk
Early days
Hasan's nemesis
Hasan the Nizam al-Mulk
Nizam al-Mulk and Malikshah
Nizam al-Mulk's vizierate
Nizamiyyas
Administration
End of Nizam al-Mulk
Nizam al-Mulk: armed prophet
4. Nizam al-Mulk and Alterity
Turks
Caliphs
Heretics
Sufis
5. Nizam al-Mulk Remembered
Nizam al-Mulk's Iran
The new Iran
Iran's Nizam al-Mulk
Nizam al-Mulk modern


Notes
Bibliography
Index

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