Download Between civil wars: the caliphate of Muʻāwiyah by Tabari, Michael G. Morony PDF

By Tabari, Michael G. Morony

This quantity provides for the 1st time in English Tabari's whole account of the twenty-year lengthy reign of the 5th caliph, Mu'awiyah (661-680). the significance of this account lies partially in Tabari's citation of significant parts of the paintings of past authors, reminiscent of Abu Mikhnaf and different eighth-century compilers. it's also major simply because Tabari's number of subject matters has had a decisive impact on sleek interpretations of this era, fairly at the id of what the real matters have been within the works of Henri Lammens and Julius Wellhausen. the following you'll learn the intriguing account of the Khariji rebellion of Mustawrid ibn Ullifah, the remarkable yet debatable checklist of the governorship of Ziyad b. Abihi, the unique escapades of the poet Farazdaq in his formative years, and the tragic tale of Hibn 'Adi. Tabari's presentation of alternative issues of view approximately those and different occasions makes his account an necessary resource for early Islamic historical past.

Show description

Read Online or Download Between civil wars: the caliphate of Muʻāwiyah PDF

Similar middle east books

A Durable Peace: Israel and its Place Among the Nations

This exam of the center East's bothered historical past lines the origins, improvement and politics of Israel's dating with the Arab international and the West. It argues that peace with the Palestinians will go away Israel prone to Iraq and Iran.

The modern Middle East

This highly profitable, ground-breaking publication is the 1st introductory textbook at the sleek center East to foreground the city, rural, cultural and women’s histories of the zone over its political and financial historical past. Ilan Papp? starts off his narrative on the finish of the 1st international warfare with the Ottoman background, and concludes at present day with the political discourse of Islam.

The Rough Guide to Jordan

"The tough consultant to Jordan" is the basic advisor to the center East's most attractive vacation spot. This name gains particular bills of the easiest sights Jordan has to provide, in addition to the clearest Jordan maps and plans, carry the lid in this fascinatingly varied nation. With specialist suggestion and historical past, discover the area ask yourself that's Petra, an historical urban carved from rose-red mountain cliffs, roam the sands of Wadi Rum within the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, after which sit back on golden shorelines at Aqaba, Jordan's attractive crimson Sea hotel hideaway.

Extra resources for Between civil wars: the caliphate of Muʻāwiyah

Sample text

Mu`awiyah's power would not last forever, and at some future date others might have the opportu- nity to take power.  al-Mada'ini.  Musa. 42 When Mu`awiyah granted his request, Qays and those who were with him submitted to him.  Abi Sufyan, `Amr b. , with respect to strategems.  Mu`tazilan, used of Muslim neutralists beginning in the first civil war. V. al-Ta'if.  Petersen, `Ali and Mu`awiya, 186-95. 47 In this year `Ali's sons, al-Hasan and al-Husayn, left al-Kufah for al-Madinah. " And the people began to weep.

The annotation aims chiefly at clarifying difficult passages, identifying individuals and place-names, and discussing textual difficulties. Much leeway has been left to the translators to include in the footnotes whatever they consider necessary and helpful. The bibliographies list all the sources mentioned in the annotation. The index in each volume contains all the names of persons and places referred to in the text, as well as those mentioned in the notes as far as they refer to the medieval period.

Dhira`ah, between 1,592 and 5,837 1/3 sq.  Hinz, Islamische Masse und Gewichte, 65-6.  7.  Mu`awiyah wrote to Bust to leave them alone and let them go, so he did.  Qur'an 26: 228.  Zuhayr. " So Mu`awiyah wrote on Abu Bakrah's behalf to Busr telling him not to interfere with any of Ziyad's children.  For you have taken a great thing upon yourselfthe Caliphate of God over His creation.  Qur'an 7: 72.  That is, Mu`awiyah, whose mother, Hind, had eaten the liver of Muham- mad's uncle, Hamzah, in revenge at the Battle of `Uhud.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.08 of 5 – based on 27 votes