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By David Morgan

Medieval Persia 1040-1797 charts the amazing historical past of Persia from its conquest by means of the Muslim Arabs within the 7th century advert to the trendy interval on the finish of the eighteenth century, whilst the impression of the west grew to become pervasive. David Morgan argues that figuring out this complicated interval of Persia’s heritage is vital to knowing sleek Iran and its major function at the overseas scene.

The e-book starts off with a geographical advent and in brief summarises Persian heritage through the early Islamic centuries to put the country’s center a while of their old context. It then charts the coming of the Salj?q Turks within the 11th century and discusses in flip the most important political powers of the interval: Mongols, Timurids, Türkmen and Safawids. The chronological narrative permits scholars to spot switch and consistencies less than every one ruling dynasty, whereas Persia’s wealthy social, cultural, spiritual and financial historical past is additionally woven all through to offer an entire photograph of existence in Medieval Persia. regardless of the turbulent backdrop, which observed Persia governed by means of a succession of teams who had seized energy by means of army strength, arts, portray, poetry, literature and structure all flourished within the interval.

This re-creation includes a new epilogue which discusses the numerous literature of the final 28 years to supply scholars with a complete evaluation of the most recent historiographical tendencies in Persian historical past. Concise and transparent, this publication is the precise advent for college students of medieval Persia and the medieval heart East.

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