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The Cambridge History of Iran By Edited by R. N. Frye

The Cambridge History of Iran
by Edited by R. N. Frye

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Volume 4 studies the gradual transition of Iran from Zoroastrianism to Islam, the uniting of all Iranians under one rule, the flowering into full magnificence of the Persian language, and the establishment of those other acts which were to flourish so brilliantly after the Mongol conquest.
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The Cambridge History of Iran by Edited by R. N. Frye

Volume 4 is a survey of every aspect of the civilisations which flourished in the Iranian region from the Arab conquests to the Saljuq expansion: in particular, it studies the gradual transition of Iran from Zoroastrianism to Islam, the uniting of all Iranians under one rule, the flowering into full magnificence of the Persian language, and the establishment of those other acts which were to flourish so brilliantly after the Mongol conquest. The volume as a whole provides a comprehensive record of the formative centuries of Islam in Iran.

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Table of Contents


List of plates; List of maps; Preface; 1. The Arab conquest of Iran and its aftermath 'Abd Al-Husain Zarrinkub; 2. The 'Abbasid Caliphate in Iran Roy Mottahedeh; 3. The tahirids and saffarids C. E. Bosworth; 4. The samanids R. N. Frye; 5. The early Ghaznavids C. E. Bosworth; 6. The minor dynasties of Northern Iran W. Madelung; 7. Iran under the buyids Heribert Busse; 8. Tribes, cities and social organization Claude Cahen; 9. The visual arts Oleg Grabar; 10. Numismatics G. C. Miles; 11. The exact sciences E. S. Kennedy; 12. Life sciences, alchemy and medicine S. H. Nasr; 13a. Philosophy and cosmology S. H. Nasr; 13b. Sufism S. H. Nasr; 14. The religious sciences S. H. Nasr and M. Mutahhari; 15. Sects and heresies B. S. Amoretti; 16. Nasir-i Khusrau and Iranian Isma'ilism Henry Corbin; 17. Zoroastrian literature after the muslim conquest J. de Menasce, O.P.; 18. Arabic literature in Iran Victor Danner; 19. The rise of the new Persian language G. Lazard; 20a. The 'Ruba'i'' in early Persian literature L. P. Elwell-Sutton; 20b. 'Umar Khayyam: astronomer, mathematician and poet J. A. Boyle; Bibliography; Index.

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GOR010084895
The Cambridge History of Iran by Edited by R. N. Frye
Edited by R. N. Frye
The Cambridge History of Iran 7 Volume Set in 8 Pieces
Used - Well Read
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1975-06-26
747
0521200938
9780521200936
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