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Islamic Central Asia : an Anthology of Historical Sources

Author: Scott C Levi; Ron Sela
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 2010
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An anthology of primary documents for the study of Central Asian history. It illustrates important aspects of the social, political, and economic history of Islamic Central Asia. It covers the period from the 7th-century Arab conquests to the 19th-century Russian colonial era and provides insights into the history and significance of the region.
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott C Levi; Ron Sela
ISBN: 0253221404 9780253221407 9780253353856 0253353858
OCLC Number: 759727750
Description: 318 s
Contents: Acknowledgments; Note on Translation and Transliteration; Map Introduction Part I, Central Asia in the Early Islamic Period, 7th-10th Centuries Introduction / A. Central Asia and the Arab Conquests: 1. Baladhuri: The Arab Conquests of Central Asia; 2. Tabari: Another Look at the Arab Conquests B. Central Asia under the Samanids: 3. Narshakhi: The Rise of the House of Saman; 4. Hudud al-'Alam: The Frontiers of the Muslim World in the 10th century C. An Age of Learning: 5. Ibn Sina: Biographical Notes; 6. al-Biruni: On the Importance of the Sciences Part II, Encounter with the Turks Introduction / A. Turkic Peoples of the Steppe: 7. Orkhon Inscriptions: The Early Turks; 8. al-Jahiz: The Peculiarities of the Turks; 9. Gardizi: The Turks in Early Muslim Traditions; 10. Ibn Fadlan: Journey to the Northern Lands B. Qarakhanids: The First Turkic Muslim State in Central Asia: 11. al-Kashghari: On the Linguistic Distribution of the Turks; 12. Jamal Qarshi: The Conversion to Islam of Satuq Bughra Khan; 13. Yusuf Hass Hajib: Advice to the Qarakhanid Rulers C. Central Asia in the 11th and 12th Centuries: 14. al-'Utbi: The Alliance of the Ghaznavids and Qarakhanids; 15. Ibn Khallikan: Biography of the Vizier Nizam al-Mulk; 16. Nizam al-Mulk: A Mirror for Princes; 17. Qabus-nama: A Different Mirror for Princes; 18. Liao Shih: Nomadic Khitan State and Society Part III, The Mongol Empire Introduction / A. Temujin and the Rise of the Mongol Empire; 19. Secret History of the Mongols: Temujin's Origins; 20. Hayton: Temujin and the Rise of the Mongol Empire; 21. Nasawi: The Khorezmshah's Downfall; 22. Chang Chun: A Daoist Monk in Central Asia; 23. Juzjani: Chaghatay the Accursed! B. Islamic Central Asia under Mongol Rule: 24. Rashid al-Din: In Defense of Chaghatay Khan; 25. Juvaini: The Il-Khan Hulegu Captures the Castles of the Heretics; 26. Mirza Haydar Dughlat: The Conversion to Islam of Tughluq Timur Khan; 27. Ibn Battuta: Travels in Western Central Asia in the 14th Century Part IV, Timur and the Timurids Introduction / A. Timur's Rise and Rule: 28. Ibn 'Arabshah: Timur and his Steppe Campaigns; 29. Ibn Khaldun: Personal Narrative of a Meeting with Timur; 30. Ruy Gonzales de Clavijo: A Spanish Embassy to Timur's Capital B. Central Asia in the 15th Century: 31. Khwandamir: Timur's Heirs: Shahrukh and Ulughbeg; 32. Nava'i: A Comparison between Persian and Turkic; 33. Khoja Ahrar: Letters; 34. Five Readings on Sufi Orders in Central Asia: Competition, Practice, Politics Part V, Central Asia in the 16th and 17th Centuries Introduction / A. The Shibanids and Central Asian Society in the 16th Century: 35. Zubdat al-Athar: The Beginnings of the Shibanid State; 36. Babur: Description of the Farghana Valley and Ejection from Samarqand; 37. Anthony Jenkinson: An English Merchant in Central Asia; 38. Juybari Archives: A 16th-Century Bukharan Deed of Sale; 39. Akbar, Emperor of India: A Letter to 'Abdallah Khan Uzbek, King of Turan B. Central Asia in the 17th Century: 40. Abu'l-Ghazi: Reasons for Writing the Genealogies of the Turks and Turkmens; 41. Ivan Khokhlov: A Russian Envoy to Central Asia; 42. Sayyeda-ye Nasafi: A Visit to the Shrine of Baha' al-Din Naqshband; 43. Churas: Erke Bek, a Turkestani in the Service of the Oirats Part VI, Central Asia in the 18th and 19th Centuries Introduction / A. The Age of Transition: 44. Timur's Legendary Biographies; 45. Thompson & Hogg: British Trade East of the Caspian; 46. 'Abd al-Karim Kashmiri: Nadir Shah's Campaign in Central Asia B. The Uzbek Tribal Dynasties: 47. Tuhfat al-khani: The Inauguration of Muhammad Rahim Khan; 48. Majma' al-arqam: An Administrative Manual from Bukhara; 49. A Collection of Royal Decrees from Khiva; 50. Muntakhab al-tavarikh: On the Relations between Qoqand and Kashghar C. The "Great Game" to Russian Rule: 51. Alexander Burnes: The Importance of Bukhara in Great Game Politics; 52. Mohan Lal: A Journey among the Turkmens; 53. Levshin: Observations on the Qazaqs; 54. Nikolai Ignatiev: Russia's Agenda in Central Asia; 55. Bayani: The Russian Conquest of Khiva and the Massacre of the Yomut Turkmens Glossary; Index

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