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Counsel for Kings: Wisdom and Politics in Tenth-Century Iran: Volume I: The Nasihat al-muluk of Pseudo-Mawardi: Contexts and Themes

L. Marlow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748696901
eISBN:
9781474422215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This two-volume work represents a textual and contextual study of an early Arabic mirror for princes, the book known as Naṣīḥat al-mulūk (‘Counsel for Kings’) and attributed to the jurist and ... More


A Liminal Setting: The Location of Naṣīḥat al-mulūk

L. Marlow

in Counsel for Kings: Wisdom and Politics in Tenth-Century Iran: Volume I: The Nasihat al-muluk of Pseudo-Mawardi: Contexts and Themes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748696901
eISBN:
9781474422215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696901.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter situates Naṣīḥat al-mulūk’s first composition in the geographical-cultural context of the Samanid domains. It discusses late ninth- and tenth-century conditions in the regions of ... More


The Elphinstone Mission, the ‘Kingdom of Caubul’ and the Turkic World

Jonathan Lee

in Mountstuart Elphinstone in South Asia: Pioneer of British Colonial Rule

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190914400
eISBN:
9780190943066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914400.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

Using Elphinstone's published and unpublished papers, this paper examines the Turkic influences at the Saddozai court and in the dynasty's geopolitical relations – influences which have been greatly ... More


Moving East, Moving West: War, Environment, and Imperial Expansion

Pratyay Nath

in Climate of Conquest: War, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199495559
eISBN:
9780199098248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199495559.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History, Military History

By 1570, Akbar’s armies established their hold over the heart of North India. Using this landmass as their base, they projected their power in different directions in the following decades. As they ... More


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