Abstract / Description of output
This chapter considers the general historiographical position, and questions the traditional take on it by assessing whether the picture of decline and collapse can be consistent with the significance of different trends of thought among the clerical community in Iran in the 18th century, as indicated by the relative popularity of significant texts, demonstrated by the numbers of those texts in manuscript collections.
|Title of host publication||Crisis, Collapse, Militarism and Civil War|
|Subtitle of host publication||The History and Historiography of 18th Century Iran|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jul 2018|
Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)
- Twelver Shi‘ism