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Islamic historiography

Author: Chase F Robinson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Themes in Islamic history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher's description: Chase Robinson's book is a timely introduction to Islamic historiography, from its origins in the seventh and eighth centuries to the fifteenth century. It covers the rise of the tradition, the historians' principal genres, assumptions and methods, and stresses the social and political functions of historical writing. It is an authoritative guide for students with little or no background in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chase F Robinson
ISBN: 0521620813 9780521620819 0521629365 9780521629362
OCLC Number: 50447732
Description: xxv, 237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Origins --
The emergence of genre --
Consequences and models --
Three categories: biography, prosopography, chronography --
Historiography and traditionalism --
Historiography and society --
God and models of history --
Historians and the truth --
Vocations and professions --
Writing history.
Series Title: Themes in Islamic history.
Responsibility: Chase F. Robinson.
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