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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.) - Beyhaqi, Abu'l-Fazl, and Bosworth, C. E. (Translated with commentary by), and Ashtiany, Mohsen (Revised by)
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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 ...

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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.) 2011, Ilex Foundation

ISBN-13: 9780674062344

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