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The Future of Iran's Past: Nizam al-Mulk Remembered

Neguin Yavari


The Future of Iran's Past: Nizam al-Mulk Remembered is a critical study of the life and afterlife of Nizam al-Mulk (1018-92), celebrated Persian vizier and stalwart figure of power and authority in medieval Islamic society. He became the de facto ruler of a vast empire, with a final apotheosis as Islamic history's archetypal good vizier. So exalted was his standing among the glitterati of his era that he was considered an ideal replacement for the Abbasid caliph himself. As well as the outstanding figure in a long run of great viziers and administrators who dominated premodern Islamic politics ... More

Keywords: Nizam al-Mulk, Persian vizier, Medieval Islamic society, Abbasid caliph, Medieval Iran, Modern Iran, Medieval political thought, Premodern Islamic politics, Modern Iran, Islamic history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190855109
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190855109.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neguin Yavari, author
Central European University