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Author Shoshan, Boaz.

Title Poetics of Islamic historiography : deconstructing Ṭabarī History / by Boaz Shoshan
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 272 pages)
Series Islamic history and civilization. Studies and texts ; v. 53
Islamic history and civilization ; v. 53
Contents Chapter 1: Tropes of Mimesis; Chapter 2: Chronology is a flexible matter; Chapter 3: Theology and Ideology as History; Chapter 4: Tabari's Voice and Hand; Chapter 5: Structure and/as Argument in the Saqifa Account; Chapter 6: 'Uthman's Murder: Points of View and Tabari's Role; Chapter 7: The Battle of Siffìn: An Ironic Story; Chapter 8: Husayn's Martyrdom: A Tragic Story; Epilogue; Select Bibliography; Index
Summary This book exposes the mimetic assumption involved in early Islamic historiography, its literary practice and whatever subverts it as reflected in?abari's History. Four major events in the history of early Islam are then subject to analysis based on literary criticism and are shown to produce a new meaning
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-264) and index
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Subject Ṭabarī, 838?-923. Tārīkh al-rusul wa-al-mulūk.
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