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Islamic Central Asia An Anthology of Historical Sources

ISBN-10: 0253221404
ISBN-13: 9780253221407
Edition: 2009
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Description: Islamic Central Asiais the first English-language anthology of primary documents for the study of Central Asian history. Scott C. Levi and Ron Sela draw from a vast array of historical sources to illustrate important aspects of the social, cultural,  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Islamic Central Asiais the first English-language anthology of primary documents for the study of Central Asian history. Scott C. Levi and Ron Sela draw from a vast array of historical sources to illustrate important aspects of the social, cultural, political, and economic history of Islamic Central Asia. These documents-many newly translated and most not readily available for study-cover the period from the 7th-century Arab conquests to the 19th-century Russian colonial era and provide new insights into the history and significance of the region.

Acknowledgments
Note on Translation and Transliteration
Map
Introduction
Central Asia in the Early Islamic Period, Seventh to Tenth Centuries
Introduction
Central Asia and the Arab Conquests
Baladhuri: The Arab Conquests of Central Asia
Tabari: Another Look at the Arab Conquests
Central Asia under the Samanids
Narshakhi: The Rise of the House of Saman
Hudud al-'Alam: The Frontiers of the Muslim World in the Tenth Century
The Age of Learning
Ibn Sina: Biographical Notes
al-Biruni: On the Importance of the Sciences
Encounter with the Turks
Introduction
Turkic Peoples of the Steppe
The Orkhon Inscriptions: The Early Turks
al-Jahiz: The Peculiarities of the Turks
Gardizi: The Turks in Early Muslim Traditions
Ibn Fadlan: Journey to the Northern Lands
Qarakhanids: The First Turkic Muslim State in Central Asia
al-Kashghari: On the Linguistic Distribution of the Turks
Jamal Qarshi: The Conversion to Islam of Satuq Bughra Khan
Yusuf Hass Hajib: Advice to the Qarakhanid Rulers
Central Asia in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
al-'Utbi: The Alliance of the Ghaznavids and Qarakhanids
Ibn Khallikan: Biography of the Vizier Nizam al-Mulk
Nizam al-Mulk: A Mirror for Princes
Qabus-nama: A Different Mirror for Princes
Liao Shih: Nomadic Khitan State and Society
The Mongol Empire
Introduction
Temujin and the Rise of the Mongol Empire
Secret History of the Mongols: Temujin's Origins
Hayton: Temujin and the Rise of the Mongol Empire
Nasawi: The Khorezmshah's Downfall
Chang Chun: A Daoist Monk in Central Asia
Juzjani: Chaghatay the Accursed!
Islamic Central Asia under Mongol Rule
Rashid al-Din: In Defense of Chaghatay Khan
Juvaini: The Il-Khan H�leg� Captures the Castles of the Heretics
Mirza Haydar Dughlat: The Conversion to Islam of Tughluq Timur Khan
Ibn Battuta: Travels in Western Central Asia in the Fourteenth Century
Timur and the Timurids
Introduction
Timur's Rise and Rule
Ibn 'Arabshah: Timur and His Steppe Campaigns
Ibn Khaldun: Personal Narrative of a Meeting with Timur
Ruy Gonz�lez de Clavijo: A Spanish Embassy to Timur's Capital
Central Asia in the Fifteenth Century
Khwandamir: Timur's Heirs: Shahrukh and Ulughbeg
Nava'i: A Comparison between Persian and Turkic
Khoja Ahrar: Letters
Five Readings on Sufi Orders in Central Asia: Competition, Practice, Politics
Central Asia in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Introduction
The Sh�banids and Central Asian Society in the Sixteenth Century
Zubdat al-athar: The Beginnings of the Sh�banid State
Babur: Description of the Farghana Valley and Babur's Ejection from Samarqand
Anthony Jenkinson: An English Merchant in Central Asia
Juybari Archives: A Sixteenth-Century Bukharan Deed of Sale
Akbar, Emperor of India: A Letter to 'Abdallah Khan Uzbek, King of Turan
Central Asia in the Seventeenth Century
Abu'l-Ghazi: Reasons for Writing the Genealogies of the Turks and Turkmens
Ivan Khokhlov: A Russian Envoy to Central Asia
Sayyeda-ye Nasafi: A Visit to the Shrine of Baha' al -Din Naqshband
Churas: Erke Bek, a Turkestani in the Service of the Oirats
Central Asia in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Introduction
The Age of Transition
Timur's Legendary Biographies
Thompson and Hogg: British Trade East of the Caspian
'Abd al-Karim Kashmiri: Nadir Shah's Campaign in Central Asia
The Uzbek Tribal Dynasties
Tuhfat al-khani: The Inauguration of Muhammad Rahim Khan Mangh�t
Majma' al-arqam: An Administrative Manual from Bukhara
A Collection of Royal Decrees from Khiva
Muntakhab al-tavarikh: On the Relations between Qoqand and Kashghar
The "Great Game" to Russian Rule
Alexander Burnes: The Importance of Bukhara in Great Game Politics
Mohan Lai: A Journey among the Turkmens
Levshin: Observations on the Qazaqs
Nikolai Ignatiev: Russia's Agenda in Central Asia
Bayani: The Russian Conquest of Khiva and the Massacre of the Yomut Turkmens
Glossary
Index

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