skip to content
The revolt of African slaves in Iraq in the 3rd/9th century Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The revolt of African slaves in Iraq in the 3rd/9th century

Author: Alexandre Popović
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Markus Wiener Publishers, ©1999.
Series: Princeton series on the Middle East.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"The revolt of African slaves in Iraq from 869 to 883 C.E., known as the revolt of the Zanj, was one of the great rebellions of world history and the first major uprising in the history of the African diaspora. The Zanj were black slaves shipped overseas from East Africa to work in salt mines and plantations under the harshest conditions. Their fate resembled that of slaves sent across the Atlantic, and their revolt  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Popović, Alexandre.
Revolt of African slaves in Iraq in the IIIrd/IXth century.
Princeton, N.J. : Markus Wiener Publishers, ©1999
(OCoLC)607138694
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandre Popović
ISBN: 1558761624 9781558761629 1558761632 9781558761636
OCLC Number: 39505710
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xiv, 207 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the English Edition / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. --
Ch. 1. Origins of the Revolt --
I. Geography --
II. The Population (The Zutt, the Zanj) --
III. The Period --
Ch. 2. 'Ali b. Muhammad --
Ch. 3. The Revolt and the Beginning of the War (Spread of the Insurrection) --
I. Riot against Neighboring Villages and "the People of Basra" (255/869) --
II. The Abbasid Attempt to Crush the Revolt (256-59/870-73) --
III. Abbasid Troops Content with Preventing the Spread of the Revolt (259-66/873-79) --
Ch. 4. Continuation of the War and the End of the Revolt (The Zanj, the Caliphate's Chief Concern) --
I. Offensive Undertaken by Abu l-'Abbas (Rabi'II 266-Safar 2671 November-December 879-September 880) --
II. Al-Muwaffaq's Return and the Cleansing of Iraq and of the Ahwaz (Safar-Rajab 267/September 880-February 881) --
III. The Siege of al-Mukhtara and the End of the Revolt (Rajab 267-Safar 270/February 881-August 883) --
Ch. 5. Internal and External Organization of the New State --
I. Internal Organization --
II. External Organization --
App. I. The Different Names of 'Ali b. Muhammad --
App. II. Genealogy of 'Ali b. Muhammad --
App. III. The Different Versions of 'Ali b. Muhammad's Death --
App. IV. Poetic Fragments from the Master of the Zanj.
Series Title: Princeton series on the Middle East.
Other Titles: Révolte des esclaves en Iraq au IIIe, IXe siècle.
Revolt of African slaves in Iraq in the third/ninth century
Responsibility: by Alexandre Popovic ; with a new introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr ; translated from French by Léon King.

Abstract:

The revolt of African slaves in Iraq from 869 to 883 AD - the revolt of the Zanj - was one of the greatest rebellions in world history and the first major uprising in the history of the African  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.