Illustration from the book Maqāmāt-i Harīrī written by Abū Muhammad al-Qāsim ibn Alī ibn Muhammad ibn Uthmān al-Harīrī (1054-1122).

The Diverse Processes of the Conquests of Sasanian Iran: The Example of the Region of Qom

When we use the term “Early Muslim Conquests,” we usually think of a one-way process: the Arabs taking a place with violence and causing disruption and without any cooperation from the local population. No doubt that was sometimes the case….

Bactrian Documents: New Source for the Early Islamic History of Tukharistan

Bactrian Documents: New Source for the Early Islamic History of Tukharistan

Traditionally, the history of the early Muslim conquests of Tukharistan is based on Arabic historical narratives compiled during the early Abbasid period. However, they are written in Arabic by Muslim figures for Arabic speaking audiences within a particular framework to…

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