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Author Shoshan, Boaz

Title Poetics of Islamic historiography : deconstructing Ṭabarī History / by Boaz Shoshan
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004


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
Notes Print version record
Subject Ṭabarī, 838?-923. Tārīkh al-rusul wa-al-mulūk.
SUBJECT Tārīkh al-rusul wa-al-mulūk (Ṭabarī) fast
Subject Historiography.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004137939