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Description - Islamic Historiography by Chase F. Robinson

Chase Robinson's book is a timely introduction to Islamic historiography, from its origins in the seventh and eighth centuries to the fifteenth century. It covers the rise of the tradition, the historians' principal genres, assumptions and methods, and stresses the social and political functions of historical writing. It is an authoritative guide for students with little or no background in Islamic history or Arabic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521629362
ISBN-10: 0521629365
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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