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Lost enlightenment : Central Asia's golden age from the Arab conquest to Tamerlane / S. Frederick Starr.

By: Starr, S. Frederick
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013Description: xxxvii, 634 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780691157733 (hardcover)Other title: Central Asia's golden age from the Arab conquest to TamerlaneSubject(s): Asia, Central -- History -- To 1500DDC classification: 958/.02 LOC classification: DS288.3 | .S73 2013
Contents:
The center of the world -- Worldly urbanists, ancient land -- A cauldron of skills, ideas, and faiths -- How Arabs conquered Central Asia and Central Asia then set the stage to conquer Baghdad -- East wind over Baghdad -- Wandering scholars -- Khurasan : Central Asia's rising star -- A flowering of Central Asia : the Samanid dynasty -- A moment in the desert : Gurganj under the Mamuns -- Turks take the stage: Mahmud of Kashgar and Yusuf of Balasagun -- Culture under a Turkic marauder : Mahmud's Ghazni -- Tremors under the dome of Seljuk rule -- The Mongol century -- Tamerlane and his successors -- Retrospective : the sand and the oyster.
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Middle East Shelves CEN C 3 STA (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available ME000000016097

Includes bibliographical references(pages 541-609) and index.

The center of the world -- Worldly urbanists, ancient land -- A cauldron of skills, ideas, and faiths -- How Arabs conquered Central Asia and Central Asia then set the stage to conquer Baghdad -- East wind over Baghdad -- Wandering scholars -- Khurasan : Central Asia's rising star -- A flowering of Central Asia : the Samanid dynasty -- A moment in the desert : Gurganj under the Mamuns -- Turks take the stage: Mahmud of Kashgar and Yusuf of Balasagun -- Culture under a Turkic marauder : Mahmud's Ghazni -- Tremors under the dome of Seljuk rule -- The Mongol century -- Tamerlane and his successors -- Retrospective : the sand and the oyster.