Persian Historiography Across Empires: The Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals

The Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals
Cambridge University Press
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  • Hardcover
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  • 250 Seiten
978-1-108-84221-1 (ISBN)
Persian served as the primary language of historical writing over the period of the early modern Islamic empires of the Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals. Historians writing under these empires read and cited each other's work, some moving from one empire to another, writing under different rival dynasties at various points in time. Emphasising the importance of looking beyond the confines of political boundaries in studying this phenomenon, Sholeh A. Quinn employs a variety of historiographical approaches to draw attention to the importance of placing these histories not only within their historical context, but also historiographical context. This first comparative study of Persian historiography from the 16th-17th centuries presents in-depth case analyses alongside a wide array of primary sources written under the Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals to illustrate that Persian historiography during this era was part of an extensive universe of literary-historical writing.
  • Englisch
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  • Großbritannien
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Sholeh A. Quinn is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Merced. She is the author of Historical Writing during the Reign of Shah 'Abbas: Ideology, Imitation, and Legitimacy in Safavid Chronicles (2000) and Shah Abbas: The King Who Refashioned Iran (2015). She coedited History and Historiography of Post-Mongol Central Asia and the Middle East: Studies in Honor of John E. Woods (2006).
1. Introduction; 2. Continuity and Transformation: the Timurid Historiographical Legacy; 3. Historiography and Historians on the Move: the Significance of the Number Twelve; 4. The First King of the World: Kayumars in Universal Histories; 5. Mirrors, Memorials and Blended Genres; 6. Conclusion.

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