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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

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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 - Hoyland, Robert G. (Translated by)
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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 ...

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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 2018, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool

ISBN-13: 9781786941473

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