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The Resource The 'History of the kings of the Persians' in three Arabic chronicles : the transmission of the Iranian past from Late Antiquity to early Islam, translated with introduction and notes by Robert G. Hoyland

The 'History of the kings of the Persians' in three Arabic chronicles : the transmission of the Iranian past from Late Antiquity to early Islam, translated with introduction and notes by Robert G. Hoyland

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The 'History of the kings of the Persians' in three Arabic chronicles : the transmission of the Iranian past from Late Antiquity to early Islam
Title
The 'History of the kings of the Persians' in three Arabic chronicles
Title remainder
the transmission of the Iranian past from Late Antiquity to early Islam
Statement of responsibility
translated with introduction and notes by Robert G. Hoyland
Title variation
Transmission of the Iranian past from Late Antiquity to early Islam
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
This book translates the sections on pre-Islamic Persia in three Muslim Arabic chronicles, those of Ahmad al-Ya'qubi (d. ca. 910), 'Ali al-Mas'udi (d. ca. 960) and Hamza al-Isfahani (d. ca. 960s). Their accounts, like those of many other Muslim historians on this topic, draw on texts that were composed in the period 750-850 bearing the title 'The History of the Kings of the Persians'. These works served a growing audience of well-to-do Muslim bureaucrats and scholars of Persian ancestry, who were interested in their heritage and wished to make it part of the historical outlook of the new civilization that was emerging in the Middle East, namely Islamic civilization. This book explores the question of how knowledge about ancient Iran was transmitted to Muslim historians, in what forms it circulated and how it was shaped and refashioned for the new Perso-Muslim elite that served the early Abbasid caliphs in Baghdad, a city that was built only a short distance away from the old Persian capital of Seleucia-Ctesiphon. -- {u2021}c From publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
935/.7
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Arabic
LC call number
DS272
LC item number
.H57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1966-
  • 893 or 894-970 or 971
  • -956?
  • -897?
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hoyland, Robert G.
  • Ḥamzah al-Iṣfahānī
  • Masʻūdī
  • Yaʻqūbī, Aḥmad ibn Abī Yaʻqūb
Series statement
Translated texts for historians
Series volume
Volume 69
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Kings and rulers
  • Iran
Label
The 'History of the kings of the Persians' in three Arabic chronicles : the transmission of the Iranian past from Late Antiquity to early Islam, translated with introduction and notes by Robert G. Hoyland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Ibn al-Muqaffa' and the H̀istory of the Kings of the Persians'
  • 2.
  • Chronicle of Siirt and the B̀ook of Lords'
  • 3.
  • Abu Ma'shar and the Lost Books of Jay
  • Gazetteer
  • Maps
  • Tables
  • 1.
  • Translations
  • Reign lengths of Pishdadid, Kayanid and Arsacid kings
  • 2.
  • Reign lengths of Sasanid kings
  • 3.
  • Genealogy of the Sasanid Emperors
  • 4.
  • Transmission of key sources cited in this book
  • 1.
  • Hamza al-Isfahani
  • 2.
  • Àli al-Mas'udi
  • 3.
  • Ahmad al-Ya'qubi
  • Appendices
Control code
1029482689
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 185 pages
Isbn
9781786941473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)1029482689
Label
The 'History of the kings of the Persians' in three Arabic chronicles : the transmission of the Iranian past from Late Antiquity to early Islam, translated with introduction and notes by Robert G. Hoyland
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Ibn al-Muqaffa' and the H̀istory of the Kings of the Persians'
  • 2.
  • Chronicle of Siirt and the B̀ook of Lords'
  • 3.
  • Abu Ma'shar and the Lost Books of Jay
  • Gazetteer
  • Maps
  • Tables
  • 1.
  • Translations
  • Reign lengths of Pishdadid, Kayanid and Arsacid kings
  • 2.
  • Reign lengths of Sasanid kings
  • 3.
  • Genealogy of the Sasanid Emperors
  • 4.
  • Transmission of key sources cited in this book
  • 1.
  • Hamza al-Isfahani
  • 2.
  • Àli al-Mas'udi
  • 3.
  • Ahmad al-Ya'qubi
  • Appendices
Control code
1029482689
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 185 pages
Isbn
9781786941473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)1029482689

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