183 - Family Feud: Philosophy at Shiraz
Ill-tempered debates in early modern Iran, as we examine the rivalry between Dawānī and the Dashtakīs at Shīrāz.
• A. Bdaiwi, “Some Remarks on the Confessional Identity of the Philosophers of Shiraz: Ṣadr al-Dīn Dashtakī (d. 1498) and his Students Mullā Shams al-Dīn Khafrī (d. 1535) and Najm al-Dīn Maḥmūd Nayrīzī (d. 1541),” Ishrāq: Islamic Philosophy Yearbook 1 (2014), 61-85.
• A. Bdaiwi, "Late Antique Intellectualism in Medieval Islam: the Shiraz Circle and the Revival of Ancient and Islamic Knowledge," Journal of Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies 2 (2023), 128-71.
• R. Pourjavady, Philosophy in Early Safavid Iran: Najm al-Dīn Maḥmūd al-Nayrīzī and his Writings (Leiden: 2011).
My thanks to Reza Pourjavady and Ahab Bdaiwi for help with this episode.