History of Al-Tabari: The Ancient Kingdoms

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This volume covers the years 21-23/641-43 of the caliphate of Umar b. as-Khattab. It can be divided into two distinct and almost equal parts: The first concerning the Muslim conquest in Iran and the east, and the second concerning Umar himself, his assassination, and an assessment of caliph and the man.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887061820
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1987
  • Series: SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies Series, #4
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents



Translator's Foreword

An Account of the Persian kings who ruled the region at Babylonia and the East after Kayqubadh


The Children of Israel after Solomon the son of David

The Story of Asa b. Abijah and Zerah the Indian

The story of Isaiah's friend; the kings of the Children of Israel and Sennacherib

Account of Luhrasb and his son Bishtasb; the expedition of Nebuchadnezzar against the Israelites and how he destroyed Jerusalem

The Reason why Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem

The story of Nebuchadnezzar's raid against the Arabs

Returning to the story of Bishtab, his reign and its events, initiated by him as well as others, such as his governors; also the deeds of Nebuchadnezzar

The kings of the Yaman in the days of Qabus and after him to the Age of Bahman b. Isfandiyar

Ardashir Bahman and his daughter Khumani

The history of the Israelites and the synchronization of their chronological data with those of the Persian kings

The account of Darius (Dara) the Elder and his son Darius the Younger. The account of Alexander (Dhu al-Qarnayn)

The Persians after Alexander

The Arsacid (Ashaghan) kings

The events that occurred during the rule of these regional princes

The story of Jesus son of Mary and his mother

The Roman rulers

Hirah and Anbar

'Amr b. Zarib


Tasm and Jadis

The Story of the Men of the Cave

Jonah son of Amittai

The sending by God of His three envoys

The story of Samson

The story of Jirjis

Bibliography of Cited Works


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