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Subtle Insights Concerning Knowledge and Practice

Sa'd ibn Mansur Ibn Kammuna al-Baghdadi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300203691
eISBN:
9780300249569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203691.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Written in the mid-thirteenth century for the newly appointed governor of Isfahan, this compact treatise and philosophical guidebook includes a wide-ranging and accessible set of essays on ethics, ... More


From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa

Sebouh DavidAslanian

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266872
eISBN:
9780520947573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266872.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Drawing on a rich trove of documents, including correspondence not seen for 300 years, this study explores the emergence and growth of a remarkable global trade network operated by Armenian silk ... More


Old Julfa, the Great Deportations, and the Founding of New Julfa

Sebouh David Aslanian

in From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266872
eISBN:
9780520947573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266872.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the history of Old Julfa and focuses in particular on its destruction by Shah 'Abbas I during the Safavid-Ottoman war of 1603–1605, followed a decade later by its resurrection ... More


The Center Cannot Hold: The Decline and Collapse of the Julfan Trade Network

Sebouh David Aslanian

in From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266872
eISBN:
9780520947573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266872.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the decline and collapse of the Julfan trade network. It argues that the Julfan network collapsed in the decades following 1747 when the suburb was extensively looted and ... 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


AN EMBLEMATIC FAMILY OF SELJUQ IRAN: THE KHUJANDĪS OF ISFAHAN

David Durand-Guédy

in The Seljuqs: Politics, Society and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639946
eISBN:
9780748653294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639946.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Khujandīs of Isfahan, a family of Shāfi،ī ،ulamā، constituted the leading family during the Seljuq period until the Mongol invasion. From the end of the fifth/eleventh century, the Khujandīs ... More


Translator’s Introduction

Sa‘d ibn Mansur Ibn Kammūna al-Baghdādī

in Subtle Insights Concerning Knowledge and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300203691
eISBN:
9780300249569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203691.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This introductory chapter provides a short biography of Ibn Kammūna and the historical context in which he lived. It also discusses the background behind the text this volume translates: the Kalimāt ... More


On Practice: Second Gate

Sa‘d ibn Mansur Ibn Kammūna al-Baghdādī

in Subtle Insights Concerning Knowledge and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300203691
eISBN:
9780300249569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203691.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter discusses governance. It prods the ruler to be just and fair but also firm, to have in mind the well-being of his flock, and so forth. In so doing, the chapter establishes the necessity ... More


Maydān-i Naqsh-i Jahān: The Safavid Isfahan Public Square as “A Playing Field”

Babak Rahimi

in In the Presence of Power: Court and Performance in the Pre-Modern Middle East

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479879366
eISBN:
9781479884131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479879366.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter points to the ways that Safavid rulers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries created public “gaming” spectacles in their public square, called the “Image of the World.” Rahimi ... More


A Sampling of the Ḥikāya

Emily Selove

in Hikayat Abi al-Qasim: A Literary Banquet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402316
eISBN:
9781474418782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402316.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter provides a selection of translated passaged from the Ḥikāya, giving the reader a taste of the range and tone of this unusual work. It begins with the author's introduction, and the ... More


A Microcosm Introduced

Emily Selove

in Hikayat Abi al-Qasim: A Literary Banquet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402316
eISBN:
9781474418782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402316.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter begins by analyzing the introduction of Al-Azdī, the author of the Ḥikāya, and thereby introduces some of the main themes covered in the rest of this volume, namely the tension between ... More


Individualists

Brian Fagan

in From Stonehenge to Samarkand: An Anthology of Archaeological Travel Writing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195160918
eISBN:
9780197562055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195160918.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, History and Theory of Archaeology

The French-speaking Swiss traveler Ella Maillart (1903–1997) was a remarkable personality. By age thirty, she had taught French in a Welsh school, sailed in the Olympics for the Swiss team, acted on ... More


Ṣadrā’s life, influence and works

Ibrahim Kalin

in Mullā Ṣadrā

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199451173
eISBN:
9780199082858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451173.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter provides a brief account of Mulla Sadra’s life, his intellectual upbringing, and the legacy of his influence on posterity. It analyses Sadra’s works in the fields of ... More


The Absolutist Mirror

Susan Mokhberi

in The Persian Mirror: Reflections of the Safavid Empire in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190884796
eISBN:
9780190884826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884796.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Middle East History

The visit of Mohammad Reza Beg in 1715 raised connections between the Safavid and Bourbon crowns. After the death of Louis XIV, Persia took on a different meaning under the new French government, ... More


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