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MuhitMuḥīṭ al-Tavārīkh (The Sea of Chronicles) by Muḥammad Amīn b. Mīrzā Muḥammad Zamān Bukhārī

Critical Edition and Introduction by Mehrdad Fallahzadeh and Forogh Hashabeiky, Uppsala University

This study provides a critical edition of chapters nine and ten of Muḥīṭ al-tavārīkh (The Sea of Chronicles) by Muḥammad Amīn b. Mīrzā Muḥammad Zamān Bukhārī (Ṣūfīyānī). Muḥīṭ al-tavārīkh is a valuable source for the study of late seventeenth-century Central Asian history, historiography, and language. The present work represents the first critical edition of a primary source of Subḥān Qulī Khān’s reign. The ninth chapter (bāb) offers accounts of the Timurid kings, Abulkhayrid/Shaybanid and the first four Ashtarkhanid/Janid khans. The tenth chapter presents a detailed account of the life and times of “the last great” Ashtarkhanid/Janid khan, Subḥān Qulī Bahādur (1682–1702), revealing historical information essential for scholars of the period and region.

Mehrdad Fallahzadeh, Ph. D. (2005), Uppsala University, is Associate Researcher at Uppsala University.

Forogh Hashabeiky, Ph. D. (2005), Uppsala University, is Associate Professor at Uppsala University.

Readership: All those interested in the history of Central Asia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and students of Persian historiography and the development of the Persian language.