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The History of Al-Tabari Volume 34

The events described in this volume took place during al-Tabari’s own time. Al-Tabari was thus writing “contemporary history,” and his narrative, often based on first-hand reports, is drawn in vivid and arresting detail. The volume portrays the summit of “the Samarra period,” following al-Mu’tasim’s transfer of the ‘Abbasid capital upstream from Baghdad to Samarra.

  • Abu Ja`far Muhammad b. Jarir al-Tabari
  • Ehsan Yar-Shater
  • 40
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The History of Al-Tabari Volume 34
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    The events described in this volume took place during al-Tabari's own time. Al-Tabari was thus writing "contemporary history," and his narrative, often based on first-hand reports, is drawn in vivid and arresting detail. The volume portrays the summit of "the Samarra period," following al-Mu'tasim's transfer of the 'Abbasid capital upstream from Baghdad to Samarra.

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    • Abu Ja`far Muhammad b. Jarir al-Tabari
    • Ehsan Yar-Shater
    • 40
    • 0-88706-874-X
    • State University of New York Press, Albany
    • 1989
    • New York
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