Al-Maqrizi's al-Habar 'an al-basar: Vol. V, Section 4: Persia and Its Kings, Part II

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Abstract

Al-Maqrīzī's (d. 845/1442) last work, al-Ḫabar ʿan al-bašar, was completed a year before his death. This volume, edited by Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, covers the history of pre-Islamic Iran during the Sasanian period and the conquest. Al-Maqrīzī's work shows how Arab historians integrated Iran into world history and how they harmonised various currents of historiography (Middle Persian historiography, Islamic sacred history, Greek and Latin historiography).

This part harmonises the versions of Miskawayh's Tağārib, al-Ṭabarī’s Taʾrīḫ, and several other sources, producing a fluent narrative of Iran from the early 3rd century until 651. It also includes the complete text of ʿAhd Ardašīr, here translated for the first time into English.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBrill
ISBN (Electronic)9789004528765
ISBN (Print)9789004528758
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2022

Publication series

NameBibliotheca Maqriziana
PublisherBrill
Volume9
ISSN (Print)2211-6737

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