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 Series (Hardback)
  • 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 Series (Hardback)
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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 Series (Hardback)

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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.

Publisher: Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies
ISBN: 9780674062351
Number of pages: 406
Weight: 739 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm

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