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Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami' al-Tawarikh

Stefan Kamola

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474421423
eISBN:
9781474476744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421423.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Making Mongol History examines the life and work of Rashid al-Din Tabib (d. 1318), the most powerful statesman working for the Mongol Ilkhans in the Middle East. It seeks to integrate his most famous ... More


Jami

Hamid Algar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

ʿAbd al-Rahman Jami (1414–1492) is a culminating figure in Perso-Islamic culture, whose reputation and influence have endured undiminished throughout the eastern Islamic world — the Ottoman Empire ... More


Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565

Chad Kia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450386
eISBN:
9781474464864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Some of the world’s most exquisite medieval paintings, from late fifteenth-century Herat and the early Safavid workshops, illustrate well-known episodes of popular romances––like Leyla & Majnun––that ... More


Genealogy and Exemplary Rulership in the Tarikh-i Chingiz Khan⋆

Charles Melville

in Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on the Tarikh-I Chingiz Khan. It discusses, from a comparative perspective, the celebrated Jami، al-tawarikh of Rashid al-Din and its abridgement in Tarikh-I Chingiz Khan. The ... More


Introduction: Geographical and Historical Setting

Hamid Algar

in Jami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter sets the stage for the discussion of ʿAbd al-Rahman Jami by providing an overview of the relevant geography and history. It covers Khorasan, the region of which Herat was the principal ... More


From Infancy to Eminence, from Kharjird to Khiaban

Hamid Algar

in Jami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter traces the genealogy and life of ʿAbd al-Rahman Jami. Nur al-Din ʿAbd al-Rahman Jami was born in Kharjird at the time of the evening prayer on Shà ban 23, 817/November 7, 1414. Jami and ... More


The Herat Triumvirate: Jami, Bayqara, Navaʾi

Hamid Algar

in Jami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on Jami’s associations with the monarch, Sultan Husayn Bayqara and the statesman and poet, ʿAli-shir Navaʾi. Jami’s association with Bayqara began at the very outset of his reign ... More


‘The Seal of the Poets’: Jami and the Traditions of Persian Poetry

Hamid Algar

in Jami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the poetry of ʿAbd al-Rahman Jami, which reflected his tastes, predilections, and general cast of mind. Its significance, however, transcends the personal, with the vast poetic ... More


Naqshbandi–Akbari: Jami and Sufi Tradition

Hamid Algar

in Jami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the Sufism reflected in Jami’s poetry. It considers his writings about the distinctive practices of the Naqshbandiyya, and his profound and lasting loyalty to the writings and ... More


‘Solitude in Society’: Jami as Social Critic and Polemicist

Hamid Algar

in Jami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Jami’s views about society. It argues that Jami’s own temperament was ideal for a certain mode of ‘solitude within society’. Apparent in much of his work is a tension between a ... More


Jami and Posterity: His Legacy in Dar al-Islam

Hamid Algar

in Jami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the legacy of Jami. A half century after his death, a significant portion of the Islamic world was effectively reconfigured into four empires: Safavid, Uzbek, Ottoman, and ... More


Further Reading and Works Cited 1

Hamid Algar

in Jami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter includes a bibliography of the references cited in the present study of Jami’s life and work. In addition, it includes a discussion of various studies of Jami’s life and character, his ... More


Introduction: Coming to Terms with Meaning in Persian Painting

Chad Kia

in Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450386
eISBN:
9781474464864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Highlighting a neglected function of pictorial arts in the Persianate world, the introduction exposes the phenomenon of the “fixed figure-types” by presenting a mid-sixteenth-century Safavid painting ... More


The Culmination of a Trend: ‘Depraved Man Commits Bestiality’

Chad Kia

in Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450386
eISBN:
9781474464864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter returns to the Safavid painting ‘Depraved Man Commits Bestiality’, discussed in the Introduction, in order to decipher the significance of the enigmatic figure-types in their maturity, ... More


Potential World

Lamia Balafrej

in The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474437431
eISBN:
9781474464918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437431.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chapter 2 examines the representation of epigraphic inscriptions in Persian painting, inscriptions that appeared in pictures as ornaments adorning buildings. It argues for a shift in these ... More


Yusuf with Zulaykha

Robert C. Gregg

in Shared Stories, Rival Tellings: Early Encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190231491
eISBN:
9780190231521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231491.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Features particular to the Qur’an’s presentation of Yusuf’s temptation necessarily influence the interpreters’ treatments of the narrative. Importantly, Surah 12:24 states that sexual desire of ... More


Muslim Mahākāvyas: Sanskrit and Translation in the Sultanates

Luther Obrock

in Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199478866
eISBN:
9780199092079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199478866.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

In his essay on Muslim mahākāvyas, Luther Obrock studies exchanges between the cosmopolitan idioms of Sanskrit and Persian at pre-Mughal Sultanate courts. He introduces three remarkable texts: ... More


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