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Lost enlightenment Central Asia's golden age from the Arab conquest to Tamerlane

Author: S Frederick Starr
Publisher: 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds - remarkable figures who built a bridge to the modern world.

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S Frederick Starr
ISBN: 9780691157733 9781400848805 1400848806 0691157731
OCLC Number: 871611523
Reproduction Notes: [Birmingham, Ala.] Ebsco. online-Ressource ISBN 978-1-400-84880-5 (electronic bk.) ISBN 1-400-84880-6 (electronic bk.) ISBN 978-0-691-15773-3 ISBN 0-691-15773-1 [Online-Ausg.]
Awards: Commended for PROSE Awards: European and World History 2013
Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2014
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: List of Illustrations ix Preface xiii Dramatis Personae xxi Chronology xxxi Chapter 1 The Center of the World 1 Chapter 2 Worldly Urbanists, Ancient Land 28 Chapter 3 A Cauldron of Skills, Ideas, and Faiths 62 Chapter 4 How Arabs Conquered Central Asia and Central Asia Then Set the Stage to Conquer Baghdad 101 Chapter 5 East Wind over Baghdad 126 Chapter 6 Wandering Scholars 156 Chapter 7 Khurasan: Central Asia's Rising Star 194 Chapter 8 A Flowering of Central Asia: The Samanid Dynasty 225 Chapter 9 A Moment in the Desert: Gurganj under the Mamuns 267 Chapter 10 Turks Take the Stage: Mahmud of Kashgar and Yusuf of Balasagun 303 Chapter 11 Culture under a Turkic Marauder: Mahmud's Ghazni 332 Chapter 12 Tremors under the Dome of Seljuk Rule 381 Chapter 13 The Mongol Century 436 Chapter 14 Tamerlane and His Successors 478 Chapter 15 Retrospective: The Sand and the Oyster 515 Notes 541 Index 611
Responsibility: S. Frederick Starr

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Honorable Mention for the 2013 PROSE Award in European and World History, Association of American Publishers One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014 "A fantastic book."--President Ashraf Read more...

 
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