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Islamic Historiography by Chase F. Robinson
Book DescriptionHow did Muslims of the classical Islamic period understand their past? What value did they attach to history? How did they write history? How did historiography fare relative to other kinds of Arabic literature? These and other questions are answered in Chase F. Robinson's Islamic Historiography, an introduction to the principal genres, issues, and problems of Islamic historical writing in Arabic, that stresses the social and political functions of historical writing in the Islamic world. Beginning with the origins of the tradition in the eighth and ninth centuries and covering its development until the beginning of the sixteenth century, this is an authoritative and yet accessible guide through a complex and forbidding field, which is intended for readers with little or no background in Islamic history or Arabic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521620819
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chase F. Robinson
Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives, Hardback (October 2016)
The religious thinkers, political leaders, law-makers, writers and philosophers of the early Muslim world helped to shape the 1,400-year-long development of today's second-largest world religion. But who were these people? From Prophet Muhammad to fearsome Tamerlane, this book creates a rich narrative of early Islamic civilization.
Oxford History of Historical Writing, Paperback (August 2015)
A collection of essays from leading historians which explores the ways in which history was written in Europe and Asia between 400 and 1400.
New Cambridge History of Islam 6 Volume Set, Hardback (November 2010)
A six-volume history of Islamic civilization from the seventh century to the present.
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A political and cultural history of Islam from its Late Antique origins until the eleventh century.
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Author Biography - Chase F. Robinson
Chase F. Robinson is University Lecturer in Islamic History at the University of Oxford. His publications include Empire and Elites after the Muslim Conquest: The Transformation of Northern Mesopotamia (2000).
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