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Reinterpreting Islamic historiography : Hārūn al-Rashīd and the narrative of the ʻAbbāsid caliphate

Author: Tayeb El-Hibri
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A brilliant reassessment which will reopen the debate on the veracity of sources in early Islamic history.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
El-Hibri, Tayeb.
Reinterpreting Islamic historiography.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98041833
Named Person: Hārūn al-Rashīd, Caliph; Hārūn al-Rashīd, Caliph
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tayeb El-Hibri
ISBN: 0511117523 9780511117527 9780521650236 0521650232 9786610153824 6610153825
OCLC Number: 252478890
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 236 pages) : genealogical table.
Contents: Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations and note on the dates; Genealogical table: the line of the early 'Abbasid caliphs; 1. Historical background and introduction; 2. Harun al-Rashid: where it all started and ended; 3. Al-Amin: the challenge of regicide in Islamic memory; 4. Al-Ma'mun: the heretic Caliph; 5. The structure of civil war narratives; 6. Al-Mutawakkil: an encore of the family tragedy; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Responsibility: Tayeb El-Hibri.

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"Al-Hibri's analysis is a careful argument for an 'Islamic salvation history'..." Journal of the American Academy of Religion. "...a significant contribution to contemporary scholarship of Read more...

 
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