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    The History of Beyhaqi: The History of Sultan Mas'ud of Ghazna, 1030-1041: Translation of Years 424-432 A.H. (1032-1041 A.D.) and the History of Khwarazm v. II (Ilex Foundation Series) (Paperback) By (author) Abu'l-Fazl Beyhaqi, Translated with commentary by C. Edmund Bosworth, Revised by Mohsen Ashtiany

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    DescriptionAbu'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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    Title
    The History of Beyhaqi: The History of Sultan Mas'ud of Ghazna, 1030-1041: Translation of Years 424-432 A.H. (1032-1041 A.D.) and the History of Khwarazm v. II
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Abu'l-Fazl Beyhaqi, Translated with commentary by C. Edmund Bosworth, Revised by Mohsen Ashtiany
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 406
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674062368
    ISBN 10: 0674062361
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies
    Imprint name
    Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies
    Publication date
    01 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    C. E. Bosworth is former Professor of Arabic at the University of Manchester. Mohsen Ashtiany is a research scholar at Columbia University.