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Khwadāynāmag The Middle Persian Book of Kings

TL;DR: In this article, Hameen-Anttila analyzed the lost sixth-century history of the Sasanians, its lost Arabic translations, and the sources of Firdawsi's Shāhnāme.
Abstract: In Khwadāynāmag. The Middle Persian Book of Kings Jaakko Hameen-Anttila analyses the lost sixth-century historiographical work of the Sasanians, its lost Arabic translations, and the sources of Firdawsī's Shāhnāme .

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TL;DR: Schoeler's two decade long avid exploration into the oral and written modes as mutually compatible media of transmission of knowledge (and perhaps counter-knowledge) in the early Islamic Per... as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: Gregor Schoeler's two decade long avid exploration into the oral and written modes as mutually compatible media of transmission of knowledge (and perhaps counter-knowledge) in the early Islamic Per...

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01 Jan 1978
TL;DR: In this paper, a resolution du probleme souleve par les recits medievaux sur les ambitions alchimistes d'Halid ibn Yazid (mort en 704) dans le cadre de l'etude des debuts of l'hellenisation du monde islamique (avant 800).
Abstract: Resolution du probleme souleve par les recits medievaux sur les ambitions alchimistes d'Halid ibn Yazid (mort en 704) dans le cadre de l'etude des debuts de l'hellenisation du monde islamique (avant 800). La vie de Halid, ses activites politique et scientifique, ses poemes. Sources historiques et critiques des sources.

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01 Jan 1996
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors focus on the way in which Judaism and its holy scriptures were viewed by nine medieval Muslim writers representing different genres of Arabic literature: Ibn Rabban al-t abari, Ibn Qutayba, al-Ya'qubi, Abu Ja'far al-Tabari, alMas'udi, alMaqdisi, alBaqillani, alBiruni and Ibn h azm.
Abstract: Muslim Writers on Judaism and the Hebrew Bible deals with the way in which Judaism and its holy scriptures were viewed by nine medieval Muslim writers representing different genres of Arabic literature: Ibn Rabban al-t abari, Ibn Qutayba, al-Ya'qubi, Abu Ja'far al-t abari, al-Mas'udi, al-Maqdisi, al-Baqillani, al-Biruni and Ibn h azm. After an introductory chapter on the reception of Biblical materials in early Islam and a presentation of the authors under review, the book focuses on their knowledge of Judaism and the text of the Hebrew Bible, and subsequently discusses issues frequently debated between Muslims and Jews, namely, the claim that the Torah contains references to Muh ammad, and the assertion that the Torah has been both abrogated and falsified. In the appendix, texts by Ibn Qutayba and al-Maqdisi are offered for the first time in an English translation.

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01 Jan 2006
TL;DR: In this article, the last century of Byzantine Syria: a reinterpretation Gerasa and Scythopolis: power and patronage in the Byzantine cities of Bilad al-Sham, and the impact of Muslim rule on the pattern of rural settlement in Syria from Antiquity to Islam in the cities of al-Andalus and al-Mashriq The Melkite church from the Islamic conquest to the Crusades: continuity and adaptation in Byzantine legacy Antioch: from Byzantium to Islam and back again
Abstract: Contents: Preface From Polis to Madina: urban change in late Antique and early Islamic Syria The last century of Byzantine Syria: a reinterpretation Gerasa and Scythopolis: power and patronage in the Byzantine cities of Bilad al-Sham The impact of Muslim rule on the pattern of rural settlement in Syria From Antiquity to Islam in the cities of al-Andalus and al-Mashriq The Melkite church from the Islamic conquest to the Crusades: continuity and adaptation in the Byzantine legacy Antioch: from Byzantium to Islam and back again The Arab-Byzantine frontier in the 8th and 9th centuries: military organisation and society in the borderlands Byzantine-Arab diplomacy in the Near East from the Islamic conquests to the mid 11th century Central government and provincial A(c)lites in the early 'Abbasid caliphate Military pay and the economy of the early Islamic state Caliphs and their chroniclers in the middle Abbasid period (3rd/9th century) The Uqaylids of Mosul: the origins and structure of a nomad dynasty The decline and fall of the first Muslim empire Index.

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15 Apr 2008
TL;DR: Pourshariati as mentioned in this paper proposes a convincing contemporary answer to an ages-old mystery and conundrum: why, in the seventh century CE, the seemingly powerful and secure Sasanian empire of Persia succumb so quickly and disastrously to the all-conquering Arab armies of Islam.
Abstract: "Decline and Fall of the Sasanians" has already been praised as one of the most intellectually exciting books about ancient Persia to have been published for years. It proposes a convincing contemporary answer to an ages-old mystery and conundrum: why, in the seventh century CE, did the seemingly powerful and secure Sasanian empire of Persia succumb so quickly and disastrously to the all-conquering Arab armies of Islam? Offering an impressive appraisal of the Sasanians' nemesis at the hands of the Arab forces which scythed all before them, the author suggests a bold solution to the enigma. On the face of it, the collapse of the Sasanians - given their strength and imperial power in the earlier part of the century - looks startling and inexplicable. But Professor Pourshariati explains their fall in terms of an earlier corrosion and decline, and as a result of their own internal weaknesses. The decentralised dynastic system of the Sasanian empire, whose backbone was a Sasanian-Parthian alliance, contained the seeds of its own destruction. This confederacy soon became unstable, and its degeneration sealed the fate of a doomed dynasty.

84 citations

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01 Jan 1989
TL;DR: In this article, the authors present an account of Indian culture that is unique in its sympathetic understanding, shrewdness of observation, and probing analysis, which is based on the work of Alberuni, who traveled in North India for thirteen years, observing, questioning, and studying.
Abstract: In 1017 A.D., Sultan Mahmud, ruler of a great empire in what is now Afghanistan and Iran, brought to his court at Ghazna many of the most brilliant scholars of the Islamic world. Among them was Alberuni (or Al Biruni), who was renowned as a mathematician, astronomer, and political philosopher. Alberuni's aim was to acquire an exact understanding of the Hindus' knowledge of the natural world, to make it possible for Muslims "to converse with the Hindus, and to discuss with them questions of religion, science, or literature, on the very basis of their own civilization." For thirteen years he traveled in North India, observing, questioning, and studying. The result was an account of Indian culture that is unique in its sympathetic understanding, shrewdness of observation, and probing analysis.

81 citations


"Khwadāynāmag The Middle Persian Boo..." refers background in this paper

  • ...1 and 4.6). In Jackson Bonner (2015): 22, the same author actually says as much: “Careful probing reveals that a great mass of documents of diverse genres and origins must lie behind the Ḫudāynāme tradition....

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  • ...Chapter 1 clarifies the terminology and introduces the pre-Islamic sources that are relevant for the study of the Khwadāynāmag....

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  • ...“al-Maqdisī and His Sources,” Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 207 (2012): 151–163; “al-Kisrawī and the Arabic translations of the Khwadāynāmag,” Studia Orientalia 114 (2013): 65–92; “Armāyīl and Garmāyīl: the Formation of an Episode in Firdawsī’s Shāhnāme,” WZKM 104 (2014): 87–103; “Ibn alMuqaffaʿ and the Middle Persian Book of Kings,” Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 254 (2017): 171–184; “Rustam in Arabic Literature and the Middle Persian Khwadāynāmag,” WZKM 107 (2017)....

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  • ...Chapter 3 moves on to the Arabic translations of the Khwadāynāmag, and Chapter 4 discusses the various narratives of Persian national history (Books of Kings, Shāhnāmes) in Persian until Firdawsī and even slightly later....

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  • ...Chapter 5 consists of two case studies, where the potential content of the Khwadāynāmag is studied through an analysis of the works that, in one way or another, have a relation to the Khwadāynāmag....

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