The Resource Reinterpreting Islamic historiography : Hārūn al-Rashīd and the narrative of the ʻAbbasid caliphate, Tayeb El-Hibri

Reinterpreting Islamic historiography : Hārūn al-Rashīd and the narrative of the ʻAbbasid caliphate, Tayeb El-Hibri

Label
Reinterpreting Islamic historiography : Hārūn al-Rashīd and the narrative of the ʻAbbasid caliphate
Title
Reinterpreting Islamic historiography
Title remainder
Hārūn al-Rashīd and the narrative of the ʻAbbasid caliphate
Statement of responsibility
Tayeb El-Hibri
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The history of the early 'Abbasid caliphate in the eighth and ninth centuries has long been studied as a factual or interpretive synthesis of various accounts preserved in the medieval chronicles. Tayeb El-Hibri's book breaks with the traditional approach, applying a literary-critical reading to examine the lives of the caliphs. By focusing on the reigns of Harun al-Rashid and his successors, al-Amin and al-Ma'mun, as well as on the early Samarran period, the study demonstrates how the various historical accounts were not in fact intended as faithful portraits of the past, but as allusive devices used to shed light on controversial religious, political, and social issues of the period, as well as on more abstract themes such as behavior, morality, and human destiny."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
909/.09767101
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS38.6
LC item number
.E5 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
Label
Reinterpreting Islamic historiography : Hārūn al-Rashīd and the narrative of the ʻAbbasid caliphate, Tayeb El-Hibri
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-229) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56505292
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 236 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511497476
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl144702
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21987816
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)56505292
  • acaebk0511004311

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