WorldCat Identities

Savant, Sarah Bowen

Works: 7 works in 42 publications in 2 languages and 1,072 library holdings
Genres: History  Genealogy 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator
Classifications: BP63.I68, 297.0955
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sarah Bowen Savant
Genealogy and knowledge in Muslim societies : understanding the past by Sarah Bowen Savant( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Prophet Mohammad's family tree to the present, ideas about kinship and descent have shaped communal and national identities in Muslim societies. So an understanding of genealogy is therefore vital to our understanding of Muslim societies, particularly with regard to the generation, preservation and manipulation of genealogical knowledge. These case studies link genealogical knowledge to particular circumstances in which it was created, circulated and promoted. They stress the malleability of kinship and memory, and the interests this malleability serves
The new Muslims of post-conquest Iran : tradition, memory and conversion by Sarah Bowen Savant( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do converts to a religion come to feel an attachment to it? The New Muslims of Post-Conquest Iran answers this important question for Iran by focusing on the role of memory and its revision and erasure in the ninth to eleventh centuries. During this period, the descendants of the Persian imperial, religious, and historiographical traditions not only wrote themselves into starkly different early Arabic and Islamic accounts of the past but also systematically suppressed much knowledge about pre-Islamic history. The result was both a new "Persian" ethnic identity and the pairing of Islam with other loyalties and affiliations, including family, locale, and sect. This pioneering study examines revisions to memory in a wide range of cases, from Iran's imperial and administrative heritage to the Prophet Muhammad's stalwart Persian companion, Salman al-Farisi, and to memory of Iranian scholars, soldiers, and rulers in the mid-seventh century. Through these renegotiations, Iranians developed a sense of Islam as an authentically Iranian religion, as they simultaneously shaped the broader historiographic tradition in Arabic and Persian."--Publisher's description
The excellence of the Arabs by ʻAbd Allāh ibn Muslim Ibn Qutaybah( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book one: Arab preeminence -- Book two: The excellence of Arab learning -- Horse husbandry -- Stars -- Somatomancy -- Physiognomancy -- Augury, cleromancy, geomancy, and soothsaying -- Oratory -- Poetry -- Wisdom poetry -- Wisdom in the prose and rhyming aphorisms of the Arabs
Finding our place in the past : genealogy and ethnicity in Islam by Sarah Bowen Savant( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaping Memory of the Conquests: the Case of Tustar by Sarah Bowen Savant( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Special issue Arabic pasts: histories and historiography( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Persians" in Eearly Islam by Sarah Bowen Savant( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.42 (from 0.26 for Genealogy ... to 1.00 for "Persians" ...)

Alternative Names
Bowen, Sarah

Bowen Savant, Sarah