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Medieval Persia 1040-1797 charts the extraordinary historical past of Persia from its conquest via 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 fundamental to realizing glossy Iran and its major function at the overseas scene.

The ebook starts with a geographical creation and in brief summarises Persian background through the early Islamic centuries to put the country’s center a long time of their ancient context. It then charts the arriving 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 allows scholars to spot swap and consistencies lower than every one ruling dynasty, whereas Persia’s wealthy social, cultural, spiritual and fiscal heritage can also be woven all through to give an entire photograph of lifestyles in Medieval Persia. regardless of the turbulent backdrop, which observed Persia governed by means of a succession of teams who had seized strength by means of army strength, arts, portray, poetry, literature and structure all flourished within the interval.

This new version includes a new epilogue which discusses the numerous literature of the final 28 years to supply scholars with a entire review of the newest historiographical traits in Persian historical past. Concise and transparent, this booklet is the fitting creation for college students of medieval Persia and the medieval heart East.

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