The Early Arabic Historical Tradition: A Source-Critical Study / Edition 2

The Early Arabic Historical Tradition: A Source-Critical Study / Edition 2

by Albrecht Noth, Lawrence I. Conrad
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878500826
Publisher:
Darwin Press, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
07/01/1994
Series:
Studies in Late Antiquity and Early Islam
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction1
IThe Salient Themes of Early Historical Tradition26
Primary Themes28
Ridda28
Futuh31
Fitna33
Administration35
Sirat al-khulafa37
Ansab37
Iran39
Secondary Themes39
Gharat39
Dating According to the Hijra40
Annalistic Style42
Arrangement According to Caliphates45
Law and Administration48
Cities53
Court and Central Government55
Casual Links57
IILiterary Forms62
Documents63
Letters76
Speechees87
Lists96
Awa'il104
IIITopoi109
Topoi Connected with Personal Names111
Order of Battle (wa-'ala)111
Persons Who Kill or Capture Well-Known Enemies115
Messages of Victory Sent to the Caliph117
Arranging the Succession of Command120
Appointing Deputies122
Reinforcements123
Topoi Emphasizing Feats of Arms129
The Significant or Decisive Battle129
War Elephants132
Crossing Over134
Chains135
Topoi Which Serve to Glorify Former Times137
"To begin with..."137
The Caliphs and Their Advisors138
Mountains at the Backs of the Muslim Armies142
The Takbar as the Signal to Attack143
The Seeking of Martyrdom145
The Summons to Islam146
Topoi with no Recognizable Coherent Tendency167
Conquest of Cities167
Single Combat168
The Thousandman169
Women Clad as Warriors170
Analogous Narrative Motifs171
IVSchemata173
Trasitional Formulae173
Pseudo-Causes177
Etiologies189
Systemization195
Undifferentiated Reports204
Bibliography219
Index229

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