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  •  The History of al-Tabari Vol. 35

    The History of al-Tabari Vol. 35

    The History of al-Tabari Vol. 35; The Crisis of the ‘Abbasid Caliphate: The Caliphates of al-Musta’in and al-Mu’tazz A.D. 862-869/A.H. 248-255 The period covered in this volume [...]

    The History of al-Tabari Vol. 35
    3.1 (61.67%) 12 vote[s]
  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 5

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 5

    This volume of al-Tabari’s History has a particularly wide sweep and interest. It provides the most complete and detailed historical source for the Persian empire of the Sasanids, whose [...]

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 5
    2.6 (52%) 5 vote[s]
  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 1

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 1

    Volume I of the Fourty volume translation of Tabari’s great History begins with the creation of the world and ends with the time of Noah and the Flood. It not only brings a vast amount of [...]

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 1
    2.9 (57.04%) 27 vote[s]
  •  The History of al-Tabari Vol. 29

    The History of al-Tabari Vol. 29

    The History of al-Tabari Vol. 29; Al-Mansur and al-Mahdi A.D. 763-786/A.H. 146-169 This volume opens when the caliph al-Mansur has just defeated the rebellion of Muhammad the Pure Soul in [...]

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  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 32

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 32

    The 20 years’ caliphate of al-Ma’mum began as a stormy period in Middle Eastern history; after the comparatively peaceful reign of his father Harun al-Rashid, the caliphate was [...]

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  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 20

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 20

    This volume covers the vital early years of the second Muslim civil war, when the Umayyad caliphate seemed on the point of extinction. That it survived had much to do with the vigor of the [...]

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  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 12

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 12

    The present volume of the History of al-Tabari deals with the years 14 and 15 of the Islamic era, which correspond to A.D. 635-637. The nascent Islamic state had just emerged victorious from the [...]

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  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 30

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 30

    This volume of al-Tabari’s History covers nearly a quarter of a century, and after covering the very brief caliphate of al-Hadi, concentrates on that of Harun al-Rashid.

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  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 34

    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 [...]

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  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 38

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 38

    The concluding pages of al-Tabari’s History cover the caliphates of al-Mu’tadid and al-Muktafi and the beginning of the reign of al-Muqtadir–altogether a period of 23 turbulent [...]

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  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 29

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 29

    This volume opens when the caliph al-Mansur has just defeated the rebellion of Muhammad the Pure Soul in 145/762-3 and is now securely established in power. The main concerns of the remaining [...]

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  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 26

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 26

    The years 738-745/121-127, which this volume covers, saw the outbreak in Syria of savage internecine struggles between prominent members of the Umayyad family, which had ruled the Islamic world [...]

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  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 7

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 7

    The contents of this volume are extremely significant: The specific events in this earliest period set precedents for what later became established Islamic practice. The book deals with the [...]

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 7
    2.5 (50%) 8 vote[s]
  •  The History of al-Tabari Vol. 12

    The History of al-Tabari Vol. 12

    The History of al-Tabari Vol. 12; The Battle of al-Qadisiyyah and the Conquest of Syria and Palestine A.D. 635-637/A.H. 14-15 The present volume of the History of al-Tabari deals with the years [...]

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  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 25

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 25

    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 [...]

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  •  The History of al-Tabari Vol. 11

    The History of al-Tabari Vol. 11

    The History of al-Tabari Vol. 11; The Challenge to the Empires A.D. 633-635/A.H. 12-13 Although this volume deals with the part of al-Tabari’s History covering the years 12 and 13 (633-35), [...]

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  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 31

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 31

    This section of the History of al-Tabari covers the caliphate of Muhammad al-Amin, who succeeded his father, Harun al-Rashid on March 24, 809, and was killed on September 25, 813. The focus of [...]

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  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 36

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 36

    The present volume of al-Tabari’s monumental history covers the years 255-265/869-878, the first half of the reign of the Abbasid caliph al-Mu’tamid in Samarra. Although the decade [...]

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  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 28

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 28

    The initial years (126-145) of al-Mansur’s reign presented several significant challenges to nascent Abbasid hegemony, and the resulting confrontations constitute the central focus of this [...]

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  •  The History of al-Tabari Vol. 32

    The History of al-Tabari Vol. 32

    The History of al-Tabari Vol. 32; The Reunification of the ‘Abbasid Caliphate: The Caliphate of al-Ma’mun A.D. 813-833/A.H. 198-218 The 20 years’ caliphate of al-Ma’mum [...]

    The History of al-Tabari Vol. 32
    2.8 (56.25%) 16 vote[s]