Robert L. Canfield

Turko-Persia in Historical PerspectiveSAR Press PublicationTurko-Persia in Historical Perspective

The Islamic culture that developed in the ninth and tenth century in what is now Eastern Iran was to have a significant impact on most Muslims of west, south, and central Asia. Under the patronage of Persianized Turkic Muslim rulers, the culture spread westward to the Mediterranean and eastward to India. Especially in the early centuries of Islam, Turko-Persia represented a distinctive variant of Islamic life and thought in these regions, particularly among the elite. But after the fifteenth century regional variants started to emerge.

1985, April 15–19
Advanced SeminarCentral Asia as a Culture Area
Weatherhead Resident ScholarIslamic Coalitions in Afghanistan

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