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Andrew Peacock

Bio: Andrew Peacock is an academic researcher from University of St Andrews. The author has contributed to research in topics: Islam & Historiography. The author has an hindex of 11, co-authored 35 publications receiving 376 citations. Previous affiliations of Andrew Peacock include University of Cambridge & British Institute at Ankara.
Topics: Islam, Historiography, Asian studies, Persian, Malay

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17 Oct 2019
TL;DR: In this article, Peacock offers a new understanding of the crucial but neglected period in Anatolian history, that of Mongol domination, between c. 1240 and 1380, and integrates the study of Anatolia with that of the broader Islamic world, shedding new light on this crucial turning point in the history of the Middle East.
Abstract: From a Christian, Greek- and Armenian-speaking land to a predominantly Muslim and Turkish speaking one, the Islamisation of medieval Anatolia would lay the groundwork for the emergence of the Ottoman Empire as a world power and ultimately the modern Republic of Turkey. Bringing together previously unpublished sources in Arabic, Persian and Turkish, Peacock offers a new understanding of the crucial but neglected period in Anatolian history, that of Mongol domination, between c. 1240 and 1380. This represents a decisive phase in the process of Islamisation, with the popularisation of Sufism and the development of new forms of literature to spread Islam. This book integrates the study of Anatolia with that of the broader Islamic world, shedding new light on this crucial turning point in the history of the Middle East.

37 citations

MonographDOI
03 Dec 2009
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a detailed account of the administration of the leader of the fronTIers and its role in the economy of the world.Part One: FRONTIER FORTIFICATIONS PART Two: THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE FRonTIER PART Three: FRONSER SOCIETY: RULERS, RULED, REVOLT and VOLUME 7, 2019
Abstract: PART ONE: FRONTIER FORTIFICATIONS PART TWO: THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE FRONTIER PART THREE: FRONTIER SOCIETY: RULERS, RULED AND REVOLT PART FOUR: THE ECONOMY OF THE FRONTIER

37 citations

Book
17 Apr 2007
TL;DR: A comparison of postulated redactions of the Tarikhnama can be found in this paper, along with an appendix to Daniel's "Annotated Inventory of Bal'ami Manuscripts".
Abstract: Preface. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Introduction 1. Politics, religion and culture in the late Samanid state 2. The transmission of the Tarikhnama's text 3. Bal'ami's reshaping of Tabari's History 4. The contents and purpose of Bal'ami's alterations to Tabari's History 5. The Tarikhnama after Bal'ami 6. General conclusions. Appendix I: Comparison of postulated redactions of the Tarikhnama. Appendix II: Comparison of the Arabic translation of the Tarikhnama and the Persian text. Appendix III: Addenda and corrigenda to Daniel's 'Annotated Inventory of Bal'ami' Manuscripts'. Bibliography

29 citations

Book
23 Jan 2015
TL;DR: The history of the Seljuk Empire can be found in this article, where the authors describe the rise and fall of a Seljuku empire from the Eurasian Steppe to the Gates of Cairo, c. 965 1092.
Abstract: List of box texts Illustrations and maps Abbreviations A note on transliteration, conventions and geographical terminology Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1. The Rise of the Seljuk Empire: from the Eurasian Steppe to the Gates of Cairo, c. 965 1092 Chapter 2. Crisis, Consolidation and Collapse: the Great Seljuk Empire and the Sultanate of Iraq, 1092 1194 Chapter 3. Sovereignty, Legitimacy and the Contest with the Caliphate Chapter 4. The Dargah: Courts and Court Life Chapter 5. The Kuttab: Bureaucrats and Administration Chapter 6. The 'Askar: The Seljuk military Chapter 7. Religion and the Seljuk Empire Chapter 8. The Economic and Social Organisation of the Seljuk Empire Conclusion: The Seljuk Legacy Appendices: Regnal Dates of Seljuk Sultans 'Abbasid Caliphs, Khwarazmshahs and principal Atabegs Genealogical chart of the Seljuk Sultans Chronological Outline Glossary Bibliography.

23 citations


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BookDOI
01 Jan 2006

95 citations

01 Jan 2018
TL;DR: In this article, the authors trace and trace cosmopolitanism from the Greeks to the Muslims, from the Aga Khans to the modern world. But they focus on the need of human alterity and the Abrahamic tradition of hospitality.
Abstract: ..................................................................................................................... iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ............................................................................................ iv TRANSLITERATION .................................................................................................... ix ABBREVIATIONS ........................................................................................................... x TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................................................ xi LIST OF FIGURES ....................................................................................................... xiv INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................... 17 Nature of Study ................................................................................................................. 19 Methodological Considerations ........................................................................................ 23 Structure of this Study ...................................................................................................... 32 PART I (Re)tracing and Situating Cosmopolitanism: From the Greeks to the Muslims ............................................................................................................................ 37 CHAPTER 1 What is Cosmopolitanism? On the Necessity of Human Alterity ....... 38 Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 38 Defining Cosmopolitanism through History: a Brief Analysis of a Contested Idea/Ideal 39 A ‘Cosmopolitanism’ worthy of the name: Towards an Ethic of Engagement ................ 66 Conclusion ........................................................................................................................ 80 CHAPTER 2 In search of a ‘Cosmopolitan Ethic’: Islamic Precepts and the Abrahamic Tradition of Hospitality ............................................................................. 82 Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 82 The Cosmopolitan Ethos of Islam: Revelation, Knowledge and Morale ......................... 84 Welcoming in God’s Name .............................................................................................. 99 The Making of a Cosmopolitan Ethic: Hospitality and Cognate Precepts in Islam ....... 109 Conclusion ...................................................................................................................... 138 PART II: Decoding the Cosmopolitan Ethic in the Thought of the Aga Khans ..... 142 CHAPTER 3 Rooting the Cosmopolitan Ethos in the Shī‘ī-Ismā‘īlī Worldview ... 143 Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 143 Shī‘ism and Imāmate ...................................................................................................... 145 Who are the Ismā‘īlīs? .................................................................................................... 150 Ismā‘īlī-Sūfī Convergence and the Wellspring of Esotericism ...................................... 163 Conclusion ...................................................................................................................... 188 CHAPTER 4 Sir Sulṭān Muḥammad Shāh al-Ḥusaynī Aga Khan III: Muslim Reformer and Religious Internationalist .................................................................... 19

76 citations

Book
01 Jan 2013
TL;DR: The authors provides over thirty papers on the history and significance of the Hajj, spanning history, politics, archaeology, pilgrims' journeys, art, architecture, photography and material culture.
Abstract: Following on the British Museum's critically acclaimed exhibitionHajj: journey to the heart of Islam, this volume provides over thirty papers on the history and significance of the Hajj, spanning history, politics, archaeology, pilgrims' journeys, art, architecture, photography and material culture. This is a major multi-disciplinary study and a key reference work for anyone with an academic or personal interest in the Hajj.

73 citations

Book
21 Mar 2019
TL;DR: In this article, Strathern sets out a new way of thinking about transformations in the fundamental nature of religion and its interaction with political authority, and distinguishes between two quite different forms of religiosity -immanentism, which focused on worldly assistance, and transcendentalism which centred on salvation from the human condition - and shows how their interaction shaped the course of history.
Abstract: Why was religion so important for rulers in the pre-modern world? And how did the world come to be dominated by just a handful of religious traditions, especially Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism? Drawing on sociology and anthropology, as well as a huge range of historical literature from all regions and periods of world history, Alan Strathern sets out a new way of thinking about transformations in the fundamental nature of religion and its interaction with political authority. His analysis distinguishes between two quite different forms of religiosity - immanentism, which focused on worldly assistance, and transcendentalism, which centred on salvation from the human condition - and shows how their interaction shaped the course of history. Taking examples drawn from Ancient Rome to the Incas or nineteenth-century Tahiti, a host of phenomena, including sacred kingship, millenarianism, state-church struggles, reformations, iconoclasm, and, above all, conversion are revealed in a new light.

59 citations

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TL;DR: This paper annotated the travel book of William of Rubruck from the definitive Latin text published by A Van den Wyngaert in 1929, and produced an annotated translation from this book.
Abstract: "William of Rubruck was a Franciscan friar who wrote the first great travel book about Asia. In 1253-55 he made the journey from the Holy Land to the court of the Great Khan Mongke at Qaraqorum in Mongolia and back again ...William was interested in all that he saw ...His account is particularly vivid because he related to the individual people he met. This is the first annotated translation to be made from the definitive Latin text published by A Van den Wyngaert in 1929, and Peter Jackson and David Morgan are to be congratulated on producing an exemplary edition. The historical introduction is comprehensive and succinct, the translation excellent and idiomatic, while the notes clarify the text and explain why important variant readings have been chosen." -- Bernard Hamilton, Times Literary Supplement

58 citations