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The History of Beyhaqi: The History of Sultan Mas'ud of Ghazna, 1030-1041: Introduction and Translation of Years 421-423 A.H. (1030-1032 A.D.) v. I

The History of Beyhaqi: The History of Sultan Mas'ud of Ghazna, 1030-1041: Introduction and Translation of Years 421-423 A.H. (1030-1032 A.D.) v. I

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By (author) Abu'l-Fazl Beyhaqi, Translated with commentary by C. Edmund Bosworth, Revised by Mohsen Ashtiany

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  • Publisher: Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies
  • Format: Paperback | 546 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 33mm | 930g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0674062345
  • ISBN 13: 9780674062344
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 680,522

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Abu'l-Fazl Beyhaqi, a secretary at the court of a number of Ghaznavid rulers in eastern Iran and Afghanistan in the early Middle Ages, is a most perceptive, as well as intriguing, commentator on the history of the Islamic Near East. The surviving volumes of his massive project, dealing in depth with the years 1030--1041, combine astute criticism and wry humor with an unobtrusive display of mastery of the learned literature of the time, both in Arabic and Persian. Through a skillful manipulation of different styles, and timely introduction of the authorial voice as a framing device to bring a sense of heightened drama, the historian comments on mankind's individual frailties and the many lost opportunities that hasten a mighty dynasty's decline. Although there are already a number of articles and monographs in English and other Western languages on aspects of his style and historical approach, this is the first complete translation of the extant volumes with a detailed commentary.

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C. E. Bosworth is former Professor of Arabic at the University of Manchester. Mohsen Ashtiany is a research scholar at Columbia University.