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Author El-Hibri, Tayeb

Title Reinterpreting Islamic historiography : Hārūn al-Rashīd and the narrative of the ʻAbbasid caliphate / Tayeb El-Hibri
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (248 p.)
Series Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
Contents Preliminaries; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and note on the dates; The line of the early 'Abbasid caliphs; CHAPTER I Historical background and introduction; CHAPTER 2 Harun al-Rashid: where it all started or ended; CHAPTER 3 Al-Amin: the challenge of regicide in Islamic memory; CHAPTER 4 Al-Ma'mun: the heretic caliph; CHAPTER 5 The structure of civil war narratives; CHAPTER 6 Al-Mutawakkil: an encore of the family tragedy; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Index
Summary The author applies a new literary-critical reading of the early Islamic sources to demonstrate how medieval narrators devised elusive ways of shedding light on the political, social and religious debates of the 'Abbasid' period. This book represents a landmark in the field of early Islamic historiography
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-229) and index
Notes English
Subject Hārūn al-Rashīd, Caliph, approximately 763-809
Middle East.
Regions & Countries - Asia & the Middle East.
History & Archaeology.
Islamic Empire -- History -- 750-1258 -- Historiography
Form Electronic book
Author El-Hibri, Tayeb., Author
LC no. 98041833
ISBN 1280153822
9781280153822
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