Power, Politics and Religion in Timurid Iran
By (author) Beatrice Forbes Manz
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Power, Politics and Religion in Timurid Iran by Beatrice Forbes Manz
Book DescriptionBeatrice Forbes Manz uses the history of Iran under the Timurid ruler Shahrukh (1409-1447) to analyse the relationship between government and society in the medieval Middle East. She provides a rich portrait of Iranian society over an exceptionally broad spectrum - the dynasty and its servitors, city elite and provincial rulers, and the religious classes, both ulama' and Sufi. The work addresses two issues central to pre-modern Middle Eastern history: how a government without the monopoly of force controlled a heterogeneous society, and how a society with diffuse power structures remained stable over long periods. Written for an audience of students as well as scholars, this book provides a broad analysis of political dynamics in late medieval Iran and challenges much received wisdom about civil and military power, the relationship of government to society, and the interaction of religious figures with the ruling class.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521865470
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Beatrice Forbes Manz
Power, Politics and Religion in Timurid Iran, Paperback (June 2010)
A comprehensive history of Iran in the early fifteenth century under the Timurids.
Rise and Rule of Tamerlane, Paperback (March 1999)» View all books by Beatrice Forbes Manz
The first full study of the great nomad conqueror, Tamerlane.
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Author Biography - Beatrice Forbes Manz
Beatrice Forbes Manz is Associate Professor of History at Tufts University, Massachusetts. Her previous publications include The Rise and Fall of Tamerlane (1989) and, as editor, Studies on Chinese and Islamic Central Asia (1995).
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