Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History 20 (CMR 20), covering Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in the period 1800-1914, is a further volume in a general history of relations between the two faiths from the 7th century to the early 20th century. It comprises a series of introductory essays and the main body of detailed entries. These treat all the works, surviving or lost, that have been recorded. They provide biographical details of the authors, descriptions and assessments of the works themselves, and complete accounts of manuscripts, editions, translations and studies. The result of collaboration between numerous new and leading scholars, CMR 20, along with the other volumes in this series, is intended as a fundamental tool for research in Christian-Muslim relations.
Section Editors: Ines Aščerić-Todd, Clinton Bennett, Luis F. Bernabé Pons, Jaco Beyers, Emanuele Colombo, Lejla Demiri, Martha Frederiks, David D. Grafton, Stanisław Grodź, Alan Guenther, Vincenzo Lavenia, Arely Medina, Diego Melo Carrasco, Alain Messaoudi, Gordon Nickel, Claire Norton, Reza Pourjavady, Douglas Pratt, Charles Ramsey, Peter Riddell, Umar Ryad, Cornelia Soldat, Charles Tieszen, Carsten Walbiner, Catherina Wenzel.
David Thomas FBA, PhD (1983) in Islamic Studies, University of Lancaster, is Emeritus Professor of Christianity and Islam at the University of Birmingham. Among his most recent works are CMR vols 1-14 and 16-19 (Brill, 2009-22).
John Chesworth, PhD (2008) in Religious Studies, University of Birmingham, is Research Officer for Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 at the University of Birmingham, co-editing CMR vols 6-14, 16-19 (Brill, 2014-22). He has published on Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa, most recently Mixed Messages: Using the Bible and Qurʾān in Swahili Tracts (Brill, 2022).
Foreword vii Abbreviations xiii
Reza Pourjavady and John Chesworth, Introduction: Persia, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in the 19th century 3
Reza Pourjavady, Russo-Persian wars, 1804-13 and 1826-8 9
Jonathan Lee, Christians of Afghanistan under the Mughals and Durrani monarchy, 1700-1901 13
Matthew Shannon, Christian missionaries and the foundation of modern schools in Iran between the 1830s and 1910s 33
Iran and Afghanistan
Āqā Muḥammad ʿAlī Bihbahānī Reza Pourjavady 53
Mīrzā Ibrāhīm Shīrāzī Reza Pourjavady 60
Ḥājj ʿAlī Akbar Navvāb Shīrāzī Alberto Tiburcio 65