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.BIBLIOGRAPHY

HISTORIOGRAPHY


 

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  1. Introduction

  2. Ancient Iran

  3. Post-Sasanid Iran

 

Bibliography (introduction) (includes some standard works of reference as well as a selective guide to some recent books and articles which discuss wider issues of historiography in relation to the specific topic and period under discussion):

Ervand Abrahamian, "The Causes of the Constitutional Revolution in Iran," IJMES 10, 1979, pp. 381-414. Fereydoun Adamiyat, "EnháetÂâtÂ-e târikh-negâri dar Irân," Sokhan 17/1, April 1967, pp. 17-30, rev. and tr. into Eng. by Thomas M. Ricks as "Problems in Iranian Historiography,"Iranian Studies IV, 1971, pp. 132-56. Iraj Afšâr, Fehrest-e maqâlât-e fârsi (Index Iranicus), Tehran, 1970. Asad-Allâh Bâdâm±iân et al., Darâmadi bar târikh-negâri-e enqelâb-e eslâmi, Tehran, 1997. Robert C. Dentan, ed., The Idea of History in the Ancient Near East, New Haven, 1955. Martin B. Dickson, "The Fall of the Safavi Dynasty." JAOS 82, 1962, pp. 503-17. L. P. Elwell-Sutton, ed., Bibliographical Guide to Iran, Brighton, 1983. Hafez F. Farmayan, "Observations on Sources for the Study of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Iranian History," IJMES 5, 1974, pp. 32-49. H. A. R. Gibb, "Ta'rikh," in S. J. Shaw and W. R. Polk, eds., Studies on the Civilization of Islam, Princeton, 1982, pp. 108-37. John Gurney, "Rewriting the Social History of Late Qajar Iran," in Charles Melville, ed., Persian and Islamic Studies in Honour of P. W. Avery, Pembroke Papers 1, Cambridge, 1990, pp. 43-57. R. Stephen Humphreys, Islamic History: A Framework for Inquiry, Princeton, 1991. Index Islamicus, Cambridge, 1958 (with various supplements and continuations). Firuz Kazemzadeh, "Iranian Historiography," in B. Lewis and P. M. Holt, eds., Historians of the Middle East, London, 1962, pp. 430-34. Tarif Khalidi, Arabic Historical Thought in the Classical Period, Cambridge, 1994. Julie Scott Meisami, Persian Historiography to the End of the Twelfth Century, Edinburgh, 1999. Ahámad Monzawi, Fehrestvâra-ye ketâb-hâ-ye fârsi, 3 vols, Tehran, 1995-97. J. D. Pearson, Index Islamicus, Cambridge, 1958. Idem, A Bibliography of Pre-Islamic Persia, London, 1975. Sholeh A. Quinn, Historical Writing during the Reign of Shah ¿Abbas, Salt Lake City, 2000. Chase F. Robinson, Islamic Historiography, Cambridge, 2003. Franz Rosenthal, A History of Muslim Historiography, Leiden, 1952. Jean Sauvaget, Introduction aà l'histoire de l'Orient musulman, tr. as Jean Sauvaget's Introduction to the History of the Muslim East, Westport, Conn., 1982. Roger M. Savory, "Is There an Ultimate Use for Historians? Reflections on Safavid History and Historiography," tr. as "Tahálili az târikh o târikh-negâri-e dowrân-e Safaviân," Irân-nâma 13, 1995, pp. 277-300. Denis Sinor, Introduction aà l'e‚tude de l'Eurasie Centrale, Wiesbaden, 1963. Bertold Spuler, "Historiography in Muslim Persia," Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society 6, 1958, pp. 215-23. Idem, "The Evolution of Persian Historiography," in B. Lewis and P. M. Holt, eds., Historians of the Middle East, London, 1962, pp. 126-32. C. A. Storey, Persian Literature: A Bio-bibliographical Survey, Leiden, 1927. Idem, Persidskaya literatura: Bio-bibliograficheski¥ obzor, ed. and tr. Yu. E. Bregel, 3 vols., Moscow, 1972, partially tr. into Persian by Y. Âryanpur et al. as Adabiyât-e fârsi bar mabnâ-ye Esturi, 2 vols, Tehran, 1983. Mohammad Tavakoli-Targhi, Refashioning Iran: Orientalism, Occidentalism and Historiography, Basingstoke, Hampshire, 2001. Marilyn Waldman, Toward a Theory of Historical Narrative: A Case Study in Perso-Islamicate Historiography, Columbus, Ohio, 1980. John E. Woods, "The Rise of Timurid Historiography," JNES 46, 1987, pp. 81-108. Arnold T. Wilson, A Bibliography of Persia, Oxford, 1930. Ehsan Yarshater, "Iranian Historical Tradition," in Camb. Hist. Iran III, pp. 343-480.

 

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Harold Bailey, Zoroastrian Problems in the Ninth-Century Books, Oxford, 1943, repr., London, 1971. Ebrâhim b. Moháammad Bayhaqi, Ketâb al-maháâsen wa'l-masâwi, ed. Friedrich Schwally, Giessen, 1902. Elias Joseph Bickerman, Chronology of the Ancient World, Ithaca, New York, 1968. François de Blois, Burzo@y's Voyage to India and the Origin of the Book of Kalila wa Dimna, London, 1990. Mary Boyce, "Some Remarks on the Transmission of the Kayanian Heroic Cycle," in Franz Steiner, ed., Serta Cantabrigiensia, Wiesbaden, 1954, pp. 45-52. Idem, "Zariadres and Zare@r," BSO(A)S 17, 1955, pp. 463-77. Idem, "The Parthian go@sân and Iranian Minstrel Tradition," JRAS, 1957, pp. 10-47. Averil Cameron, "Agathias on the Sassanians," Dumbarton Oaks Papers 23, 1969, pp. 67-183. George C. Cameron, "Ancient Persia," in Robert Claude Centon, ed., The Idea of History in the Ancient Near East, New Haven, 1955, pp. 79-97. Arthur Christensen, E´tudes sur le zoroastrisme de la Perse antique, Copenhagen, 1928. 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