Islamic Historiography

Author: Chase F. Robinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521629362

Category: History

Page: 237

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An accessible guide into the complex field of Islamic historiography.
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Narratives of Islamic Origins

The Beginnings of Islamic Historical Writing

Author: Fred McGraw Donner

Publisher: Darwin Press, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 358

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Donner challenges the scholarly assumption that the earliest Muslim believers wanted to write history out of "idle curiosity" and suggests that Islamic historical tradition resulted from a variety of challenges facing the community during the seventh to tenth centuries, C.E. He identifies the intellectual context in which Muslims began to think and write historically; sketches the issues, themes, and forms of the early Islamic historiographical tradition; considers the value of some radically revisionist interpretations of early Islam that have appeared in the past 20 years; and discusses the problem of sources in studying Islamic origins.
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The Crisis of Kingship in Late Medieval Islam

Author: Christopher Markiewicz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108492142

Category: History

Page: 362

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In the early sixteenth century, the political landscape of West Asia was completely transformed: of the previous four major powers, only one - the Ottoman Empire - continued to exist. Ottoman survival was, in part, predicated on transition to a new mode of kingship, enabling its transformation from regional dynastic sultanate to empire of global stature. In this book, Christopher Markiewicz uses as a departure point the life and thought of Idris Bidlisi (1457-1520), one of the most dynamic scholars and statesmen of the period. Through this examination, he highlights the series of ideological and administrative crises in the fifteenth-century sultanates of Islamic lands that gave rise to this new conception of kingship and became the basis for sovereign authority not only within the Ottoman Empire but also across other Muslim empires in the early modern period.
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The Medieval Islamic Hospital

Medicine, Religion, and Charity

Author: Ahmed Ragab

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107109604

Category: Architecture

Page: 274

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The first monograph on Islamic hospitals, this volume examines their origins, development, architecture, social roles, and connections to non-Islamic institutions.
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Islamic Historiography

Nature and Development

Author: Samee Ullah Bhat

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 147

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The book originally a thesis which was submitted to the University of Kashmir for the award of Ph.D degree in Islamic studies in the year 2017 deals with one of the important component of Islamic Social Science namely Islamic historiography. It explores the concept of History in Islam, Qur’anic concept of History and the History-consciousness of the prominent Muslim Historians by highlighting their contributions to History writing. The prominent scholars discussed in this book are: Shibli Numani
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Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives

The First 1,000 Years

Author: Chase F. Robinson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520966279

Category: Religion

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Religious thinkers, political leaders, lawmakers, writers, and philosophers have shaped the 1,400-year-long development of the world's second-largest religion. But who were these people? What do we know of their lives and the ways in which they influenced their societies? In Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives, the distinguished historian of Islam Chase F. Robinson draws on the long tradition in Muslim scholarship of commemorating in writing the biographies of notable figures, but he weaves these ambitious lives together to create a rich narrative of Islamic civilization, from the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century to the era of the world conquerer Timur and the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in the fifteenth. Beginning in Islam’s heartland, Mecca, and ranging from North Africa and Iberia in the west to Central and East Asia, Robinson not only traces the rise and fall of Islamic states through the biographies of political and military leaders who worked to secure peace or expand their power, but also discusses those who developed Islamic law, scientific thought, and literature. What emerges is a fascinating portrait of rich and diverse Islamic societies. Alongside the famous characters who colored this landscape—including Muhammad’s cousin ’Ali; the Crusader-era hero Saladin; and the poet Rumi—are less well-known figures, such as Ibn Fadlan, whose travels in Eurasia brought fascinating first-hand accounts of the Volga Vikings to the Abbasid Caliph; the eleventh-century Karima al-Marwaziyya, a woman scholar of Prophetic traditions; and Abu al-Qasim Ramisht, a twelfth-century merchant millionaire. An illuminating read for anyone interested in learning more about this often-misunderstood civilization, this book creates a vivid picture of life in all arenas of the pre-modern Muslim world.
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Arab Conquests and Early Islamic Historiography

The Futuh al-Buldan of al-Baladhuri

Author: Ryan J. Lynch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1838604413

Category: History

Page: 272

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Of the available sources for Islamic history between the seventh and eighth centuries CE, few are of greater importance than al-Baladhuri's Kitab Futu? al-buldan (The Book of the Conquest of Lands). Written in Arabic by a ninth-century Muslim scholar working at the court of the 'Abbasid caliphs, the Futu?'s content covers many important matters at the beginning of Islamic history. It informs its audience of the major events of the early Islamic conquests, the settlement of Muslims in the conquered territories and their experiences therein, and the origins and development of the early Islamic state. Questions over the text's construction, purpose, and reception, however, have largely been ignored in current scholarship. This is despite both the text's important historical material and its crucial early date of creation. It has become commonplace for researchers to turn to the Futu? for information on a specific location or topic, but to ignore the grander – and, in many ways, more straightforward – questions over the text's creation and limitations. This book looks to correct these gaps in knowledge by investigating the context, form, construction, content, and early reception history of al-Baladhuri's text.
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Parable and Politics in Early Islamic History

The Rashidun Caliphs

Author: Tayeb El-Hibri

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231150822

Category: Social Science

Page: 471

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Tayeb El-Hibri draws on medieval Islamic chronicles to remap the origins of Islamic political and religious orthodoxy, offering an insightful critique of both early and contemporary Islam and the concerns of legitimacy shadowing various rulers. He also highlights the Islamic reinterpretation of biblical traditions.
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Studies in Early Islamic History

Author: Martin Hinds

Publisher: Darwin Press, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 262

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Reprints all nine published articles by British Egyptologist and linguist Hinds (1941-88) except his encyclopedia articles. They deal with several important themes, including the first Civil War and the social and political tensions underlying it, early Islamic historiography, conquests, relations between Muslims and others, and the inquisition during the early 'Abbasid times. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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