Post-classical history

Medieval Central Asia and the Persianate World

Medieval Central Asia and the Persianate World

A.C.S. Peacock is Lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of St Andrews, and holds a PhD in Oriental Studies from Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is the author of Early Seljuq History: A New Interpretation (2010), and is the co-editor of The Seljuks of Anatolia: Court and Society in the Medieval Middle East (I.B.Tauris, 2012) and Ferdowsi, the Mongols and the History of Iran: Art, Literature and Culture from Early Islam to Qajar Persia (I.B.Tauris, 2013).D.G. Tor is Assistant Professor of Medieval Middle Eastern History at the University of Notre Dame, and holds a PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. She is the author of The Great Selkuq Sultanate and the Formation of Islamic Civilization: A Thematic History (forthcoming) and Violent Order: Religious Warfare, Chivalry and the 'Ayyar Phenomenon in the Medieval Islamic World (2007).

Preface, by A.C.S. Peacock and D.G.Tor

Chapter 1. The Importance of Khurasan and Transoxiana in the Persianate Dynastic Period (850–1220)

Chapter 2. The Spread of Ḥanafism to Khurasan and Transoxiana

Chapter 3. The khāṣṣa and the ‘āmma: Intermediaries in the Samanid Polity

Chapter 4. Content versus Context in Samanid Epigraphic Pottery

Chapter 5. A Venture on the Frontier: Alptegin’s Conquest of Ghazna and its Sequel

Chapter 6. Finding Iran in the Panegyrics of the Ghaznavid Court

Chapter 7. Khurasani Historiography and Identity in the Light of the Fragments of the Akhbār Wulāt Khurāsān and the Tārīkh-i Harāt

Chapter 8. The Life and Times of ‘Amīd al-Mulk al-Kundurī

Chapter 9. Local Lords or Rural Notables? Some Remarks on the ra’īs in Twelfth Century Eastern Iran

Chapter 10. The Ghurids in Khurasan

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