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The Tarikhnamah is a heritage of the realm and the oldest surviving paintings of Persian prose. This publication examines it as a political and cultural rfile and why it grew to become such an influential paintings within the Islamic global.

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Iranica 22/i (1993), pp. 90–91. Meisami, ‘Why write history in Persian? ), Studies in Honour of Clifford Edmund Bosworth, II, pp. 366–7; E. ), a medieval Muslim historian and his work, Princeton: Darwin Press, forthcoming, [p. 11]. Mediaeval islamic historiography and political legitimacy 24 century, based first around Kūfa and later in Syria. It was soon split by the claims of one of its (missionaries), imām himself. who claimed to be a descendant of and the true was able to establish himself in North Africa with Berber aid, founding the dynasty, while his opponents led by took control of much of the east coast of Arabia.

137 Nafīsī, p. 501, ll. 258–262. Minorsky, ‘The older preface to the Shāh-nāma’ in Studi Orientalistici in onore di Giorgio Levi della Vida, Rome: Istituto per l’Oriente, 1956, II, p. 168. Mediaeval islamic historiography and political legitimacy 38 complete extant the famous Mādar-i may. 139 Sāmānid Persian poetry draws heavily on both Iranian and Islamic imagery. In the ruler of Sīstān, a Mādar-i may, the Sāmānid vassal, is apostrophized in terms comparing him to the Iranian heroes of preIslamic times.

Nasafī himself, the 60 along with his accomplice in 333/944, and the vizier widely was also killed. ), Tehran: Mīrāth-i Maktūb, 1378/1999, p. 203; Crone and Treadwell, ‘A new text on Ismailism’, p. 52. 57 For the most recent analysis of the episode during the reign of see Crone and Treadwell, ‘A new text on Ismailism’, passim. 58 Ibid, p. Tauris, 2003, p. 319. 60 Crone and Treadwell, ‘A new text on Ismailism’, p. 44; see below. Politics, religion and culture in the late Samanid state 25 was employed as an official at the court of (r.

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