The Tarikhnamah is a history of the world and the oldest surviving work of Persian prose. This book examines it as a political and cultural document and why it became such an influential work in the Islamic world.
Table of Contents
Preface. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Introduction 1. Politics, religion and culture in the late Samanid state 2. The transmission of the Tarikhnama’s text 3. Bal‘ami’s reshaping of Tabari’s History 4. The contents and purpose of Bal‘ami’s alterations to Tabari’s History 5. The Tarikhnama after Bal‘ami 6. General conclusions. Appendix I: Comparison of postulated redactions of the Tarikhnama. Appendix II: Comparison of the Arabic translation of the Tarikhnamaand the Persian text. Appendix III: Addenda and corrigenda to Daniel’s ‘Annotated Inventory of Bal‘ami' Manuscripts’. Bibliography
About the Series
This series publishes important studies dealing with the history of Iran and Turkey in the period 1000-1700 AD. This period is significant because it heralds the advent of large numbers of nomadic Turks from Central Asia into the Islamic world. Their influence was felt particularly strongly in Iran and Turkey, territories which they permanently transformed.
The series presents translations of medieval Arabic and Persian texts which chronicle the history of the medieval Turks and Persians, and also publishes scholarly monographs which handle themes of medieval Turkish and Iranian history such as historiography, nomadisation and folk Islam.
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- HISTORY / Middle East / General
- HISTORY / Medieval
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies