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Title Islamic Central Asia : an anthology of historical sources / edited by Scott C. Levi and Ron Sela.

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (338 pages) : map.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Note on Translation and Transliteration; Map; Introduction; Part 1: Central Asia in the Early Islamic Period, Seventh to Tenth Centuries; Introduction; A Central Asia and the Arab Conquests; 1 Baladhuri: The Arab Conquests of Central Asia; 2 Tabari: Another Look at the Arab Conquests; B Central Asia under the Samanids; 3 Narshakhi: The Rise of the House of Saman; 4 Hudud al-'Alam: The Frontiers of the Muslim World in the Tenth Century; C The Age of Learning; 5 Ibn Sina: Biographical Notes; 6 al-Biruni: On the Importance of the Sciences.
Part 2: Encounter with the TurksIntroduction; A Turkic Peoples of the Steppe; 7 The Orkhon Inscriptions: The Early Turks; 8 al-Jahiz: The Peculiarities of the Turks; 9 Gardizi: The Turks in Early Muslim Traditions; 10 Ibn Fadlan: Journey to the Northern Lands; B Qarakhanids: The First Turkic Muslim State in Central Asia; 11 al-Kashghari: On the Linguistic Distribution of the Turks; 12 Jamal Qarshi: The Conversion to Islam of Satuq Bughra Khan; 13 Yusuf Hass Hajib: Advice to the Qarakhanid Rulers; C Central Asia in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries.
14 al-'Utbi: The Alliance of the Ghaznavids and Qarakhanids15 Ibn Khallikan: Biography of the Vizier Nizam al-Mulk; 16 Nizam al-Mulk: A Mirror for Princes; 17 Qabus-nama: A Different Mirror for Princes; 18 Liao Shih: Nomadic Khitan State and Society; Part 3: The Mongol Empire; Introduction; A Temujin and the Rise of the Mongol Empire; 19 Secret History of the Mongols: Temujin's Origins; 20 Hayton: Temujin and the Rise of the Mongol Empire; 21 Nasawi: The Khorezmshah's Downfall; 22 Chang Chun: A Daoist Monk in Central Asia; 23 Juzjani: Chaghatay the Accursed!
B Islamic Central Asia under Mongol Rule24 Rashid al-Din: In Defense of Chaghatay Khan; 25 Juvaini: The Il-Khan Hülegü Captures the Castles of the Heretics; 26 Mirza Haydar Dughlat: The Conversion to Islam of Tughluq Timur Khan; 27 Ibn Battuta: Travels in Western Central Asia in the Fourteenth Century; Part 4: Timur and the Timurids; Introduction; A Timur's Rise and Rule; 28 Ibn 'Arabshah: Timur and His Steppe Campaigns; 29 Ibn Khaldun: Personal Narrative of a Meeting with Timur; 30 Ruy González de Clavijo: A Spanish Embassy to Timur's Capital; B Central Asia in the Fifteenth Century.
31 Khwandamir: Timur's Heirs: Shahrukh and Ulughbeg32 Nava'i: A Comparison between Persian and Turkic; 33 Khoja Ahrar: Letters; 34 Five Readings on Sufi Orders in Central Asia: Competition, Practice, Politics; Part 5: Central Asia in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries; Introduction; A The Shïbanids and Central Asian Society in the Sixteenth Century; 35 Zubdat al-athar: The Beginnings of the Shïbanid State; 36 Babur: Description of the Farghana Valley and Babur's Ejection from Samarqand; 37 Anthony Jenkinson: An English Merchant in Central Asia.
Summary The first English-language anthology of primary documents for the study of Central Asian history. Scott C. Levi and Ron Sela draw from a vast array of historical sources to illustrate important aspects of the social, cultural, political, and economic history of Islamic Central Asia, from the 7th-century Arab conquests to the 19th-century Russian colonial era. --from publisher description
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Subject Islam -- Asia, Central -- History -- Sources.
Asia, Central -- Civilization -- Islamic influences -- Sources.
Asia, Central -- History -- Sources.
Genre/Form Anthologie.
Quelle.
Electronic books.
History
Sources
Electronic books -- History -- Sources.
Added Author Levi, Scott Cameron.
Sela, Ron.
Other Form: Print version: Islamic Central Asia 9780253353856 (DLC) 2009024093 (OCoLC)313659112
ISBN 9780253013590 electronic bk.
0253013593 electronic bk.
9780253353856 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253353858
9780253221407
0253221404