Recording and stating the history of the political history of the Islamic world has a long history. The first historians were narrators of the history of the political and social life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his companions.
Recording and stating the history of the political history of the Islamic world has a long history. The first historians were narrators of the history of the political and social life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his companions. They wrote their history with precision and great care. When writing about history and traditions became common, in spite of the Medina School or the Hadith School, not only the events of the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his companions were written but also, the events of the time of the historians and writers were documented. In addition to that, local historians and chroniclers of the ruling system and the Caliphs documented the history of their lands and the governors and their commends. By doing so, these historians left very valuable information which is considered supplementary to the general history of Islam. Such efforts for documenting and transferring the events of that time resulted in a mass of historical documents which can be used today to draw a relatively clear picture of basis of the most of the political and social changes of the Islamic world.
The book titled "States and Dynasties in Islamic Territories" is a compilation, translation and complement by Sādegh Sajjādi (PhD), and is a comprehensive of the works by Stanley Lane-Poole, Vasily Vladimirovich Bartold and Khalil Adham and Ahmad Saeed Soleimān. The present work has been published in 2 volumes under the title "Tārikhē dōlathāyē ēslami va Khāndānhāyē hokumatgar" by the Publisher Našrē tārīkh more than thirty years ago.
What has been published now is the result of the latest considerations and research on the governments and dynasties of the Islamic Territories. Since it is not right to consider and call all the dynasties "Islamic States", the title of the original book was changed to "States and Dynasties In Islamic Territories".
The present book consists of 16 chapters including the following subjects:
Chapter one: The successors of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) until the fall of the Abasid dynasty in Eygypt
Chapter two: Andalusia (Spain)
Chapter three: Africa
Chapter four: Egypt and Syria
Chapter five: Arabia
Chapter six: Syria and Mesopotamia
Chapter seven: Iran and Transoxiana
Chapter eight: Iran and West Asia (Seljuks)
Chapter nine: The successors of the Seljuks – Atābeks (Anatolia, Iran, Syria and Mesopotamia)
Chapter ten: The successors of the Seljuks in Western Anatolia
Chapter eleven: The Ottomans and their successors in Europe
Chapter twelve: Mugul
Chapter thirteen: Iran
Chapter fourteen: Transoxiana
Chapter fifteen: Eastern Iran, Indian Peninsula and South Eastern Asia
Chapter sixteen: The independent and autonomous republics in Central Asia and Caucasus
"States and Dynasties In Islamic Territories" written by Ahmad Saeed Soleyman; translated, compiled and completed by Sādegh Sajjādi (PhD) has been published in 1000 copies by Ketāb-ē Rāyzan Publication (Entēšārāt-ē kētāb-ē Rāyzan).
By: Shima Jaafari-Dehaghi