The Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 4

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R. N. Frye, William Bayne Fisher, Richard Nelson Frye, Peter Avery, John Andrew Boyle, Ilya Gershevitch, Peter Jackson, Charles Peter Melville, Laurence Lockhart, Gavin Hambly
Cambridge University Press, Jun 26, 1975 - History - 733 pages
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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Contents

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1
THE ABBĀSID CALIPHATE IN IRAN
57
THE ȚĀHIRIDS AND ŞAFFĂRIDS
90
THE SĀMĀNIDS 136
136
THE EARLY GHAZNAVIDS
162
THE MINOR DYNASTIES OF NORTHERN IRAN
198
IRAN UNDER THE BŪYIDS
250
TRIBES CITIES AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATION
305
b șŪFISM
442
THE RELIGIOUS SCIENCES
464
IS SECTS AND HERESIES
481
NĀȘIRI KHUSRAU AND IRANIAN ISMĀʻILISM
520
ZOROASTRIAN LITERATURE AFTER THE MUSLIM
543
ARABIC LITERATURE IN IRAN
566
THE RISE OF THE NEW PERSIAN LANGUAGE
595
a THE RUBĀʻI IN EARLY PERSIAN LITERATURE
633

THE VISUAL ARTS
329
NUMISMATICS
364
THE EXACT SCIENCES
378
LIFE SCIENCES ALCHEMY AND MEDICINE
396
ASTRONOMER MATHEMATICIAN
658
Bibliography
665
Index
699
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