By Ali Anooshahr
The Ghazi Sultans have been frontier holy-warrior kings of past due medieval and early glossy Islamic background. This booklet is a comparative learn of 3 specific Ghazis within the Muslim international at the moment, demonstrating the level to which those males have been inspired by means of the activities and writings in their predecessors in shaping procedure and how during which they observed themselves.
Using a extensive diversity of Persian, Arabic and Turkish texts, the writer deals new findings within the historical past of reminiscence and self-fashioning, demonstrating thereby the price of intertextual techniques to ancient and literary stories. the 3 major topics explored comprise the formation of the right of the Ghazi king within the 11th century, the imitation thereof in 15th and early 16th century Anatolia and India, and the method of transmission of the proper texts. by way of concentrating on the philosophical questions of ‘becoming’ and ‘modelling’, Anooshahr has sought possible choices to historiographic methods that basically locate evidence, ideology, and legitimization in those texts.
This ebook can be of curiosity to scholars specialising in Medieval and early sleek Islamic historical past, Islamic literature, and the heritage of faith.