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The decline of Iranshahr : irrigation and environments in the history of the Middle East, 500 B.C. to A.D. 1500

Author: Peter Christensen
Publisher: [Copenhagen] : Museum Tusculanum Press : University of Copenhagen, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After the Golden Age - which is usually dated back to early Abbasid period - things began to change in the Middle East. This study asks a few simple questions about this notion of decline: how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Christensen, Peter, 1947-
Decline of Iranshahr.
[Copenhagen] : Museum Tusculanum Press : University of Copenhagen, 1993
(OCoLC)603717657
Online version:
Christensen, Peter, 1947-
Decline of Iranshahr.
[Copenhagen] : Museum Tusculanum Press : University of Copenhagen, 1993
(OCoLC)607848743
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Christensen
ISBN: 8772892595 9788772892597
OCLC Number: 31349114
Notes: "Translated from Danish by Steven Sampson": T.p. verso.
Description: 351 pages : maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: Universal History, The Middle East, and the Environmental Perspective --
Pt. 1. Starting Points: Themes and Sources. Ch. 1. "A Melancholy Prospect": Nomads, Islam, and Oriental Despots. Ch. 2. The Middle East, Iranshahr, and the Persian Empires. Ch. 3. Sources --
Pt. 2. The Heart of Iranshahr: Mesopotamia and Khuzistan. Ch. 4. The Twin Rivers. Ch. 5. The Construction of the Transverse Canals. Ch. 6. The Zenith of Irrigation: Mesopotamia under Sassanian Rule. Ch. 7. The Crisis of the Seventh Century: Environmental and Demographic Disaster. Ch. 8. From Crisis to Continued Decline: Mesopotamia between Two Plague Pandemics. Ch. 9. Khuzistan --
Pt. 3. The Oases on the Iranian Plateau. Ch. 10. Environment and Irrigation Technologies. Ch. 11. Early Settlement Patterns. Ch. 12. Growth and Stabilization of the New Settlement Pattern: Djibal. Ch. 13. Fars. Ch. 14. Kirman. Ch. 15. Khurasan. Ch. 16. Azarbaydjan. Ch. 17. Recapitulation and Comparison: Contrasting Highlands with Floodplain --
Pt. 4. Sistan. Ch. 18. Physical Environment and Early Settlement. Ch. 19. The Zenith of Sistan. Ch. 20. The Decline of Sistan. Ch. 21. Decline and Resilience: Patterns in the History of Iranshahr.
Responsibility: Peter Christensen.

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