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The first dynasty of Islam : the Umayyad Caliphate AD 661-750

Author: G R Hawting
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The standard work on this complex period in Arab history is available once again with the addition of a new introduction by the author which examines recent significant contributions to scholarship in the field.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hawting, G.R. (Gerald R.), 1944-
First dynasty of Islam.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
(DLC) 00036858
(OCoLC)43929866
Named Person: Umayyad dynasty.; Umayyad dynasty.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G R Hawting
ISBN: 0203170385 9780203170380 0203137000 9780203137000 9780415240734 0415240735 0415240727 9780415240727
OCLC Number: 48139718
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 151 pages) : maps
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; Conventions; Abbreviations; Glossary; Figures and Maps; Foreword to the Second Edition; Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Importance of the Umayyad Period and its Place in Islamic History; Arabisation; The Umayyads in Muslim Tradition; The Umayyad Family and its Rise to the Caliphate; Mu'awiya's Acquisition of the Caliphate; The Sufyanids; Events and Personalities of the Sufyanid Period; The Second Civil War; 'Abd al-Malik and al-Hajjaj; Changes in Government and Administration; Al-Hajjaj in Iraq.
Responsibility: G.R. Hawting.
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