Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia’s Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane :: S. Frederick Starr

Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia’s Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane :: S. Frederick Starr soon to be presented for sale on the superior BookLovers of Bath web site!

Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2013, Hardback in dust wrapper.

4th impression, first edition the same year. Includes: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables (1); Colour plates; Maps;

From the cover: In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely un-known story of Central Asias medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds remarkable figures who built a bridge to the modern world. Because nearly all of these figures wrote in Arabic, they were long assumed to have been Arabs. In fact, they were from Central Asia drawn from the Persianate and Turkic peoples of a region that today extends from Kazakhstan southward through Afghanistan, and from the easternmost province of Iran through Xinjiang, China.

Lost Enlightenment recounts how, between the years 800 an…

Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Previous owners’ name & date to the first blank.

Quarter-bound Blue on Cream boards with White titling to the Spine. (xxxvii) 634 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I captivate you with this splendid selection from my History catalogue?


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