The Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 6

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Peter Jackson, Lawrence Lockhart
Cambridge University Press, Feb 6, 1986 - History - 1120 pages
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The Cambridge History of Iran is an eight-volume survey of Iranian history and culture, and its contribution to the civilisation of the world. All aspects of the religious, philosophical, political, economic, scientific and artistic elements in Iranian civilisation are studied, with some emphasis on the geographical and ecological factors which have contributed to that civilisation's special character. The aim is to provide a collection of readable essays rather than a catalogue of information. The volumes offer scope for the publication of new ideas as well as providing summaries of established facts. They should act as a stimulus to specialists, but are primarily concerned to answer the sort of questions about the past and present of Iran that are asked by the non-specialist. This volume covers the history of Iran from the collapse of the Il-Khanid empire (c. 1335) to the second quarter of the 18th century. The period id of special interest as one which, in the traditional view, witnessed the emergence of Iran as a 'national state'. It is in the latter half of this era that moderate Shi'ism acquired the definitive hold on the country which has been maintained to the present day, and which helps to differentiate Iran from the other Islamic states of south-west Asia. In addition to chapters on commercial and diplomatic contacts with Europe - contacts usually fortified by a common hostility to the Ottoman Turks - which became prominent from the 16th century, the volume contains chapters on social and economic history, the arts and architecture, the exact sciences, religion, philosophy and literature.
  

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Contents

THE JALAYIRIDS MUZAFFARIDS AND SARBADARS I
1
THE SUCCESSORS OF TIMUR
98
THE TURKMEN DYNASTIES
147
THE SAFAVID PERIOD
189
EUROPEAN CONTACTS WITH PERSIA 13501736
373
TRADE FROM THE MIDI4TH CENTURY TO THE
412
THE EXACT SCIENCES IN TIMURID IRAN
568
PERSIAN SCIENCE IN SAFAVID TIMES
581
a TIMURID ARCHITECTURE
728
a THE PICTORIAL ARTS IN THE TIMURID PERIOD
843
b THE ARTS IN THE SAFAVID PERIOD
877
a PERSIAN LITERATURE IN THE TIMURID
913
b HAFIZ AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES
929
C PERSIAN LITERATURE IN THE SAFAVID PERIOD
948
PERSIAN POETRY IN THE TIMURID AND SAFAVID
965
Bibliographies
995

RELIGION IN THE TIMURID AND SAFAVID PERIODS
610
SPIRITUAL MOVEMENTS PHILOSOPHY
656
CARPETS AND TEXTILES
698
Index
1067
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