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EMPIRES OF THE NEAR EAST AND INDIA : source studies of the safavid, ottoman.

Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], COLUMBIA University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

This volume is a comprehensive sourcebook of newly translated texts from the Safavid, Ottoman, and Mughal empires of the fifteenth through eighteenth centuries, accompanied by scholarly essays, that  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Safawiden
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0231174373 9780231174374
OCLC Number: 1035462576
Contents: Editor's Note Editor's Acknowledgments Introduction, by Hani Khafipour Part I. The Religious Landscape 1. Converts, Apostates, and PolytheistsI. Confessions of an Armenian Convert: The I'tirafnama of Abkar ('Ali Akbar) Armani, by Rudi Matthee II. Conversion, Apostasy, and Relations Between Muslims and Non-Muslims: Fatwas of the Ottoman Shaykh al-Islams, by Nikolay Antov III. The Night Debates at Jahangir's Court'Abd al-Sattar's Majalis-i Jahangiri, by Corinne Lefevre 2. Heretics, Polytheists, and the Path of the RighteousI. The Shi'a Path of the Righteous: The Strength of Akhbarism in Safavid Iran, by Maryam MoazzenII. Ottoman Religious Rulings Concerning The Safavids: Ebussuud Efendi's Fatwas, by Abdurrahman AtcilIII. A Mughal Debate About Jain Asceticism, by Audrey Truschke3. The Zealot, the Sufi, and the Quest for Spiritual TranscendenceI. Opposition to Sufism in Safavid Iran: A Debate Between Mulla Muhammad-Tahir Qummi and Mulla Muhammad-Taqi Majlisi, by Ata AnzaliII. The Worldview of a Sufi in the Ottoman Realm: Hakiki and His Book of Guidance, by F. Betul YavuzIII. Sufism and the Divine Law: Ahmad Sirhindi's Ruminations, by Arthur F. Buehler Part II. Political Culture4. Conceptions of Sovereignty: The Poet, the Scholar, and the Court SufiI. The Safavid Claim to Sovereignty According to a Court Bureaucrat, by Hani KhafipourII. Kingship and Legitimacy in the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Empire, by Huseyin YilmazIII. The Millennial and Saintly Sovereignty of Emperor Shah Jahan According to a Court Sufi, by A. Azfar Moin5. The King's Deathbed: Coronation, Execution, and FratricideI. In the Shadow of Shah 'Abbas: The Succession of Shah Safi (r. 1629-1642), by Sholeh A. QuinnII. The Ottoman Conception of Sovereignty and Succession: Mustafa Ali's Essence of History (Kunh al-Akhbar), by Zahit AtcilIII. The Way of Tradition and the Path of Innovation: Aurangzeb and Dara Shukuh's Struggle for the Mughal Throne, by Jane Mikkelson6. A Tale of Three Cities: Diplomacy and ConquestI. Imperial Geopolitics and the Otiose Quest for Qandahar, by Hani KhafipourII. The Ottoman Conquest of Buda(pest): Sultan Suleiman's Imperial Letter of Victory, by Zahit AtcilIII. The Mughal Conquest of Chittor: Study of Akbar's Letter of Victory, Taymiya R. Zaman Part III. Philosophical Inquiries7. Philosophy as a Way of LifeI. The Many Faces of Philosophy in the Safavid Age, by Sajjad RizviII. Philosophia Ottomanica: Jalal al-Din Davani on Establishing the Existence of the Necessary Being, by Ahab BdaiwiIII. Philosophy and Legal Theory: The Musallam al-thubut of Muhibballah al-Bihari and Its Commentary by 'Abd al-'Ali Bahr al-'Ulum, by Asad Q. Ahmad8. Lettrists, Alchemists, and Astrologers: The Occult SciencesI. The Occult Sciences in Safavid Iran, by Matthew Melvin-KoushkiII. A Commentary on The Secret of Ta-Ha by the Pseudo-EsrefoGlu Rumi, by Tuna ArtunIII. The Occult Sciences at the Mughal Court During the Sixteenth Century, by Eva Orthmann Part IV. Literature and the Arts9. Three Poets and the Three Literary ClimesI. Selections from the Poetry of Muhtasham Kashani, by Paul LosenskyII. The Poet 'Azmizade Haleti and the Transformation of Ottoman Literature in the Seventeenth Century, by Berat AcilIII. Mughal Sanskrit Literature: The Book of War and the Treasury of Compassion, by Audrey Truschke10. Royal Patronage: A College, Poets, and the Making of an Imperial SecretaryI. The Leading Religious College in Early Modern Iran: Madrasa-yi Sultani and Its Endowment, by Maryam MoazzenII. Imperial Patronage of Literature in the Ottoman World, 1400-1600, by Murat Umut InanIII. A Letter of Advice from a Mughal Gentleman to His Son, by Rajeev Kinra11. Painters, Calligraphers, and CollectorsI. Reading a Painting: Sultan-Muhammad's The Court of Gayumars, by Sheila BlairII. The Making of a Legendary Calligrapher: Textual Portraits of Sheikh Hamdullah, by Esra Akin-Kivanc III. Deccani Seals and Scribal Notations: Sources for the Study of Indo-Persian Book Arts and Collecting (c. 1400-1680), by Keelan Overton and Jake BensonBibliographyList of ContributorsIndex


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