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The History of al-Tabari Vol. 25

The History of al-Tabari Vol. 25; The End of Expansion: The Caliphate of Hisham A.D. 724-738/A.H. 105-120 This volume deals with the part of Tabari’s great History covering the first fifteen years of the caliphate of the Umayyad Hisham b. ‘Abd al-Malik, which represents almost the last period of universal political unity in Islamic history. Tabari’s […]

  • Abu Ja`far Muhammad b. Jarir al-Tabari
  • State University of New York Press
  • 1989
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    The History of al-Tabari Vol. 25; The End of Expansion: The Caliphate of Hisham A.D. 724-738/A.H. 105-120 This volume deals with the part of Tabari's great History covering the first fifteen years of the caliphate of the Umayyad Hisham b. 'Abd al-Malik, which represents almost the last period of universal political unity in Islamic history. Tabari's work is generally recognized as among the most important sources for Hisham's reign. Here the bitter fighting faced by the Muslim forces on the frontiers receives extensive and graphic coverage. In particular, the unrewarding and continous war against the pagan Turks in Khurasan, a struggle that did so much to alienate the troops and thus to spread disaffection with Umayyad rule, is recorded in much more detail than elsewhere. Military disasters such as the Day of Thirst, the Day of Kamarjah, and the Day of the Defile are vividly portrayed.

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    • Abu Ja`far Muhammad b. Jarir al-Tabari
    • State University of New York Press
    • 1989
    • New York
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