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 The Eagle Returns

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/9780195311730.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

As their wave of devastation swept through the Near East, Mongol hordes led by Hulagu Khan sought the complete extermination of the Ismailis and the destruction of their state centered at Alamut. ... More


 Qibla of the World

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/9780195311730.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Ismaili Imams moved from the South Caspian regions to the relative safety of Anjudan, a village near the age-old Shi'i strongholds of Qumm and Kashan. The first Imam for whose connection to the ... More


Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Marina Belozerskaya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The banded agate bowl known as the Tazza Farnese has, for much of its history, been one of the most admired objects from classical antiquity. Prized and coveted by the mightiest of rulers, it has in ... More


Timur, World Conqueror and Connoisseur

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The earliest surviving record of the Tazza was produced in Central Asia, either for the great and ruthless conqueror Timur in Samarqand, or for his more refined grandson Baysunghur at Herat. The bowl ... More


Egypt

Fromherz Allen James

in Ibn Khaldun: Life and Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639342
eISBN:
9780748653201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639342.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses Ibn Khaldn's life in Egypt. Impressed by the splendour of Egypt, Ibn Khaldun settled in Cairo for the rest of his life. Although he chose to spend the rest of his life in ... More


The Mongols and Timurids

D. T. Potts

in Nomadism in Iran: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330799
eISBN:
9780199366842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330799.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Mongol conquest in the early thirteenth century brought much larger numbers of nomads onto the Iranian plateau. Many of these, however, were Turkic tribes. The allocation of pasturage by the ... More


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