Islamic Central Asia An Anthology of Historical Sources

ISBN-10: 0253221404

ISBN-13: 9780253221407

Edition: 2009

Authors: Scott C. Levi, Ron Sela

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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.
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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 0.76" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Note on Translation and Transliteration
Central Asia in the Early Islamic Period, Seventh to Tenth Centuries
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
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
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
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
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
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
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