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 Veiling the Sun

Shafique N. Virani

in The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Taqiyya, precautionary dissimulation, is a significant feature of Islam, and particularly of Shi'i Islam. For the Ismaili Shi'a — a minority within a minority whose creed ... More


Regime Change in Iraq from the Mongols to the Present: an Essay in haute vulgarisation

Peter Sluglett

in Regime Change in the Ancient Near East and Egypt: From Sargon of Agade to Saddam Hussein

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263907
eISBN:
9780191734687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263907.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines continuity and change in Iraq from the mid-thirteenth century to the present, with special reference to royal ideology and administrative practices. It explains that during ... More


The Jalayirids: Dynastic State Formation in the Mongol Middle East

Patrick Wing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402255
eISBN:
9781474418843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402255.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book traces the origins, history, and memory of the Jalayirid dynasty, a family that succeeded the Mongol rulers in Iran and Iraq in the 14th and early 15th centuries. The story of how the ... More


Iran, II

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0053
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's trip to Tehran in 1957. Henry and his wife Sidney returned to Iran on New Year's Day to complete the remaining forty days of their State Department grant. Their ... More


Shaykh Uvays and the Jalayirid Dynasty

Patrick Wing

in The Jalayirids: Dynastic State Formation in the Mongol Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402255
eISBN:
9781474418843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402255.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter considers the transition of Jalayirid rule from that of regional amirs, holding power in the name of Chinggisid puppet khans in Baghdad, to an assertion by Shaykh Uvays of sultanic ... More


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