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The politics and culture of an Umayyad tribe : conflict and factionalism in the early Islamic period

Author: Mohammad Rihan
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2014.
Series: Library of Middle East history, 41.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Umayyad caliphate, ruling over much of what is now the modern Middle East after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, governe from Damascus from 661 to750CE, when they were expelled by the Abbasids. Here, Mohammad Rihan sheds light on the tribal system of this empir, by looking at one of its Syrian tribes; the 'Amila, based around today's Jabal 'Amil in southern Lebanon. Using this tribe as a lens through which to
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mohammad Rihan
ISBN: 9780857736208 0857736205
OCLC Number: 1090743510
Notes: Based on the author's thesis.
Description: 1 online resource (231 pages)
Contents: Introduction 1. The Tribe `Amila: By Way of a Definition2. `Amila in the Pre-Islamic Period3. The Role of `Amila During the Islamic Conquests4. `Amila under the Umayyads5. On `Amila, Jabal `Amila and Shi`ism Epilogue
Series Title: Library of Middle East history, 41.
Responsibility: Mohammad Rihan.
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