When the Mongols sacked Baghdad in 1258 and burned the House of Wisdom, The Middle Eastern region’s 500-year period of intellectual supremacy came to an end. But thinking, as such, did not stop. Though Persia was no longer on top of the world, it continued to produce interesting figures. Below are a few who were not quite good enough to make it into the history books.
Counsel for Oligarchs, by Al-Hizaga
Featuring advice directed towards medieval Islamic rulers.
Blood and Ink, by Abbas ibn Battista ibn al-Berti
A series of dialogues based on the historical encounter between the historian Ibn Khaldun and the conqueror Tamerlane.