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Muʻawiya Ibn Abi Sufyan : from Arabia to empire

Author: R Stephen Humphreys
Publisher: Oxford, England : Oneworld, 2006.
Series: Makers of the Muslim world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Muàwiya ibn Abi Sufyan (c. 602-680) was the fifth and most elusive of the early caliphs. Notoriously guarded about his thoughts, motives, and emotions, Muàwiya was univerally known as a figure of immense political acumen. Beyond this, opinions are very deeply divided. Throughout history, some have accused him of betraying Muhammad's model of ideal Muslim leadership whilst others credit him with reuniting an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Humphreys, R. Stephen.
Muʻawiya Ibn Abi Sufyan.
Oxford, England : Oneworld, 2006
(OCoLC)607834439
Named Person: Muʻāwiyah ibn Abī Sufyān, Caliph; Umayyad dynasty.; Muʻāwiyah ibn Abī Sufyān; Muʻāwiyah ibn Abī Sufyān, Caliph; Umayyad dynasty.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Stephen Humphreys
ISBN: 9781851684021 1851684026
OCLC Number: 86261606
Description: xii, 145 pages : genealogical tables ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1 The Problem of Mu'awiya 1 --
Mu'awiya in the eyes of later Muslims 3 --
How do we know what we claim to know: the sources for Mu'awiya's life 10 --
Mu'awiya's career: a chronological sketch 19 --
2 The First Three Decades (600-632) 23 --
The Meccan milieu 23 --
The politics of genealogy: why Mu'awiya's ancestry is important 28 --
The lineage of Mu'awiya 30 --
The Banu Umayya 31 --
The descendants, of 'Abd Manaf: the clans of 'Abd Shams and Hashim 33 --
3 Laying the Foundations of Power: Mu'awiya as Master of Syria (632-656) 43 --
Mu'awiya and the conquest of Syria 43 --
Mu'awiya becomes Governor 45 --
The war against Byzantium 50 --
The war at sea: creating the Muslim navy 53 --
The war in Anatolia and Armenia 58 --
Mu'awiya and the Arab tribes in Syria 60 --
4 The First Civil War and Mu'awiya's Rise to Power (656-661) 65 --
The revolt against 'Uthman 65 --
The aftermath: who can claim the right to rule? 71 --
The confrontation between 'Ali and Mu'awiya 77 --
5 Commander of the Faithful (661-680) 85 --
The war against Byzantium renewed 104 --
6 The Prince of our Disorder: Mu'awiya as a Symbol of Cultural Tension 115.
Series Title: Makers of the Muslim world.
Responsibility: R. Stephen Humphreys.

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