intellectual networks in timurid iran sharaf al din ali yazdi and the islamicate republic of letters cambridge studies in islamic civilization

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Intellectual Networks In Timurid Iran

Author : İlker Evrim Binbaş
ISBN : 9781107054240
Genre : History
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Discusses the importance of informal intellectual networks and the formation of the republic of letters in Islamic history. The book focuses on the fifteenth century Timurid, Ottoman, and Mamluk empires, and traces the connections between intellectuals in these three early modern Islamic polities.

J M In Regional Contexts

Author : Thibaut d'Hubert
ISBN : 9789004386600
Genre : History
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Jāmī in Regional Contexts is a study of the reception of the polymath ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Jāmī (d. 898/1492)'s works in various regional traditions throughout the Islamicate world.

Ibn Khaldun

Author : Robert Irwin
ISBN : 9781400889549
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The definitive account of the life and thought of the medieval Arab genius who wrote the Muqaddima Ibn Khaldun (1332–1406) is generally regarded as the greatest intellectual ever to have appeared in the Arab world--a genius who ranks as one of the world's great minds. Yet the author of the Muqaddima, the most important study of history ever produced in the Islamic world, is not as well known as he should be, and his ideas are widely misunderstood. In this groundbreaking intellectual biography, Robert Irwin provides an engaging and authoritative account of Ibn Khaldun's extraordinary life, times, writings, and ideas. Irwin tells how Ibn Khaldun, who lived in a world decimated by the Black Death, held a long series of posts in the tumultuous Islamic courts of North Africa and Muslim Spain, becoming a major political player as well as a teacher and writer. Closely examining the Muqaddima, a startlingly original analysis of the laws of history, and drawing on many other contemporary sources, Irwin shows how Ibn Khaldun's life and thought fit into historical and intellectual context, including medieval Islamic theology, philosophy, politics, literature, economics, law, and tribal life. Because Ibn Khaldun's ideas often seem to anticipate by centuries developments in many fields, he has often been depicted as more of a modern man than a medieval one, and Irwin's account of such misreadings provides new insights about the history of Orientalism. In contrast, Irwin presents an Ibn Khaldun who was a creature of his time—a devout Sufi mystic who was obsessed with the occult and futurology and who lived in an often-strange world quite different from our own.

The Persianate World

Author : Nile Green
ISBN : 9780520300927
Genre : History
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At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit to learn more. Persian is one of the great lingua francas of world history. Yet despite its recognition as a shared language across the Islamic world and beyond, its scope, impact, and mechanisms remain underexplored. A world historical inquiry into pre-modern cosmopolitanism, The Persianate World traces the reach and limits of Persian as a Eurasian language in a comprehensive survey of its geographical, literary, and social frontiers. From Siberia to Southeast Asia, and between London and Beijing, this book shows how Persian gained, maintained, and finally surrendered its status to imperial and vernacular competitors. Fourteen essays trace Persian’s interactions with Bengali, Chinese, Turkic, Punjabi, and other languages to identify the forces that extended “Persographia,” the domain of written Persian. Spanning the ages expansion and contraction, The Persianate World offers a critical survey of both the supports and constraints of one of history’s key languages of global exchange.

Iran Und Iranisch Gepr Gte Kulturen

Author : Markus Ritter
ISBN : UOM:39015075634819
Genre : History
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English description: From ancient times, 'Iranianate' cultures and the Persian language had a significant role beyond the borders of Iran: in the lands of the Near & Middle East, Central Asia as far as China and India. The book collects novel contributions within five chapters focussed on the Islamic periods. Creating a unique multi-disciplinary panorama, 39 scholars from twelve countries deal with individual themes from history and historiography, the history of literature and language, cultural and religious history, art history and the history of culinary culture. German description: Iranisch gepragte Kulturen und die persische Sprache waren seit alters her uber Iran hinaus fur Vorderasien und Zentralasien bis China und Indien von Bedeutung. Das Buch bundelt in funf Kapiteln, deren Schwerpunkt die islamische Zeit bildet, neue Beitrage zu einem multidisziplinaren Panorama. 39 Wissenschaftler aus zwolf Landern widmen sich unterschiedlichen Themen der Geschichte und Historiographie, Literatur- und Sprachgeschichte, Kultur- und Religionsgeschichte, Kunstgeschichte und Geschichte der Kulinarik.

Osmanismus Nationalismus Und Der Kaukasus

Author : Fikret Adanır
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122423499
Genre : History
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Die Beitrage dieses Bandes behandeln unterschiedliche Probleme und Aspekte der Geschichte des "Krisenherd Kaukasus." Das Spektrum der Themen reicht vom Gebrauch der Geschichte zur Legitimation politischer Anspruche uber die Quellengrundlage derartiger historisch begrundeter Anspruche, die Erscheinungsformen von Nationsbildung und nationalem Bewusstsein, die Ethnisierung des Sozialen bzw. die Politisierung des Ethnischen bis hin zu der Frage der Zukunftsfahigkeit multinationaler Staatskonzepte wie des Osmanismus im Zeitalter des Nationalismus. Zusammengehalten werden sie durch die Geschichte des turkisch-armenischen Verhaltnisses, das seine Schatten auf alle behandelten Fragen wirft. Die Beitrage erfassen die aktuelle Forschungsdiskussion und regen zu weiterfuhrenden komparatistischen Fragen an.

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