The Resource The collapse of Sufyānid authority and the coming of the Marwānids, translated and annotated by G.R. Hawting

The collapse of Sufyānid authority and the coming of the Marwānids, translated and annotated by G.R. Hawting

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The collapse of Sufyānid authority and the coming of the Marwānids
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The collapse of Sufyānid authority and the coming of the Marwānids
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translated and annotated by G.R. Hawting
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  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
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 Umayyad Marwan b. al-Hakam whose initial restoration of Umayyad authority is described here in some detail by al-Tabari's sources. In the chaos and confusion of the civil war, however, developments took place that were to prove significant for the future of the Umayyad calphate, indeed for the early history of Islam in general. Among them, the first manifestations of large-scale tribal divisions among the Arabs, together with the development of support for the descendants of the Prophet as the only legitimate rulers, were particularly important and receive special attention. For this period, al-Tabari's History is a fundamental source. The material collected by al-Tabari frequently makes lively and colorful reading, and the annotations that accompany this translation attempt to clarify and make more explicit the sometimes allusive and compressed information provided by al-Tabari and his sources. Since the standard edition of the text was made, at the end of the nineteenth century, a significant number of other sources have been published, which often make possible a more exact reading of al-Tabari's text. For these reasons, it is hoped that this translation will appeal to those interested in the period but who have little or no Arabic and will also prove useful to students and scholars who are capable of reading the Arabic but will appreciate the suggested textual amendments and improvements and the elucidatory comments
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838?-923
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Ṭabarī
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DS38.2
  • D17
LC item number
  • .T313 1985 vol. 20
  • .T213 v. 20
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1944-
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Hawting, G. R.
Series statement
  • The History al-Ṭabarī =
  • Taʼrīkh al-rusul waʼl mulūk
  • Bibliotheca Persica
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v. 20
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  • Empire islamique
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
  • Empire islamique
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The collapse of Sufyānid authority and the coming of the Marwānids, translated and annotated by G.R. Hawting
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  • Translations of extracts from: Tārīkh al-rusul wa-al-mulūk
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [227]-230
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text
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txt
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24 cm.
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xviii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780887068102
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88024983
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)18496949
Label
The collapse of Sufyānid authority and the coming of the Marwānids, translated and annotated by G.R. Hawting
Publication
Note
  • Translations of extracts from: Tārīkh al-rusul wa-al-mulūk
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [227]-230
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780887068102
Lccn
88024983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)18496949

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