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Gog and Magog in early eastern Christian and Islamic sources : Sallam's quest for Alexander's wall

Author: E J van Donzel; Andrea B Schmidt; Claudia Ott
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Brill's Inner Asian library, v. 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An important contribution to the discussion about Christian Syriac influence on Koran and Early Muslim Tradition, this volume studies Eastern Christian and Islamic views on the Biblical and Koranic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Local history
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Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Sallām, al-Turjumān; Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great; Sallām, al-Turjumān; Alexander den store
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E J van Donzel; Andrea B Schmidt; Claudia Ott
ISBN: 9789004174160 9004174168
OCLC Number: 298541206
Description: xx, 271 pages, [11] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Gog and Magog in pre-Islamic, Jewish and Christian sources. Names and identification of Gog and Magog ; The Bible ; Jewish literature ; The Sibylline Oracles ; Flavius Josephus ; Early Christian literature --
Alexander and Gog and Magog in early Oriental Christian sources. The Syriac Alexander romance ; The Syriac Alexander legend ; The Syriac Alexander poem ; A Syriac sermon on the last days ; The Syriac apocalypse of pseudo-Methodius ; The chronicle of Michael the Syrian ; The Coptic and Ethiopic Alexander romance ; The Coptic apocalypses ; The Armenian tradition ; The Georgian tradition --
Gog and Magog and Iskandar " the two-horned one" in the Koran. Koran XVIII:83-98 ; Koran XXI:95-96 ; Rudi Paret's commentary on Koran XVIII:82ff ; Barrier/Rampart/Gate (sadd/radm/bab) --
Gog and Magog in Islamic tradition. The Sunni collections ; The Shi'i collections ; Koran commentators and Arab lexicographers ; Common themes --
Gog and Magog in mediaeval Arabic, Persian and Turkish prose. Common themes --
Gog and Magog and the barrier in Arab poetry, Adab literature, popular epics and anecdotes. Arab poetry ; Adab literature ; Epic literature ; Anecdotes ; Persian and Turkish verse ; Some modern works in Arabic --
Sallam's journey and the barrier of "the two-horned one". Interpreter and traveller ; The travel account : text and translation ; Arab authors ; Sallam's travel account in Persian sources ; Criticism on Sallam's travel account by some Arab and Western authors --
Gog and Magog and the barrier : the origin of Sallam's description. Early Arabo-Muslim poets and the Syriac tradition ; Islamic traditionists ; The barrier as described in the Syriac tradition compared with Sallam's description --
The background to the journey. The political environment ; Reasons for the journey ; Sallam's journey and the so-called map of Caliph al-Ma'mun ; Dates of the journey --
The outward journey : Samarra-Yumenguan (ca. July-August 842-November-December 843). Samarra-Tiflis ; The master of Sarir ; The king of the Alans ; The Filan-shah ; The Khazars ; The Bashkirts ; The fetid land, and the Turks in Central Asia ; Dzungaria ; The Tarim Basin ; Qocho, and the Christian presence in Eastern Turkestan ; Fortified places ; Igu ; Igu-Anxi ; Igu/Hami-Dunhuang ; Dunhuang ; Summary of the outward journey ; Distances and duration --
Yumenguang : destination reached. Yumenguan or the Jade Gate ; Various locations ; Abu Dulaf's Risala and Sallam's account ; Yumenguan : the gate to the West ; Yumenguan : the barrier of "the two-horned one"? --
The homeward journey : Yumenguan-Samarra (ca. December 843/January 844-December 844/January 845). The itinerary ; Zuanzang's itinerary ; Stages ; Summary of the homeworld journey ; Distances and duration of the journey.
Series Title: Brill's Inner Asian library, v. 22.
Responsibility: by Emeri van Donzel, Andrea Schmidt ; with a contribution by Claudia Ott.

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