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The History of Al-Tabari: The Victory of the Marwanids, A. D. 685-693/A. H. 66-73

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791402221
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1990
  • Series: SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies Series , #21
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Abbreviations

Translator's Foreword

The Events of the Year 66 (cont'd) (685/686)

[Al-Mukhtar Acts against the Slayers of al-Husayn]
Why He Seized Them; Names of Those He Killed and of Those Who Fled and Eluded His Grasp
[The Kufan Ashraf Rise against al-Mukhtar]
[Al-Mukhtar Acts against the Murderers of al-Hysayn]
[The Swearing of Allegiance to al-Mukhtar in al-Basrah]
[Al-Mukhtar Sends an Army to Trick Ibn al-Zubayr]
Al-Mukhtar's Motive in Sending This Army; What Befell Them
[The Khashabiyyah Perform the Pilgrimage]
Why the Khashabiyyah Came to Mecca
[The Siege of the Banu Tamim in Khurasan]
[Those in Office during the Year]
[Ibrahim b. al-Ashtar Goes to Fight 'Ubaydallah b. Ziyad]
An Explanation of the Chair Whereby al-Mukhtar and His Companions Prayed for Assistance

The Events of the Year 67 (686/687)
The Death of 'Ubaydallah b. Ziyad
[Mus'ab b. al-Zubayr Becomes Governor of al-Basrah]
[Mus'ab Marched against Him, An Account of al-Mukhtar's Death]
Ibn al-Zubayr Removes Mus'ab from al-Basrah]
[Those in Office during the Year]

The Events of the Year 68 (687/688)
[The Azariqah Return from Fars to Iraq]
An Account of Them, Their Departure, and Their Return to Iraq
[Events in Syria]
[The Death of 'Ubaydallah b. al-Hurr]
His Death; the Circumstances That Brought It upon Him
[Four Separate Banners at the Pilgrimmage]
[Those in Office during the Year]

The Events of the Year 69 (688/689)
[The Revolt and Death of 'Amir b. Sa'id in Damascus]
[A Kharijite Killed at the Pilgrimage]
[Those in Office during the Year]

The Events of the Year 70 (689/690)
['Abd al-Malik and the Byzantines]
[Mus'ab b. al-Zubayr Visits Mecca]
[Those in Office during the Year]

The Events of the Year 71 (690/691)
[Khalid b. 'Abdallah Raises Support for 'Abd al-Malik in al-Basrah]
['Abd al-Malik Attacks Mus'ab; the Death of Mus'ab]
['Abd al-Malik Enters al-Kufah]
[Khalid b. 'Abdallah Becomes Governor of al-Basrah]
[Ibn al-Zubayr's Governors during This Year]
[The Pilgrimage]
[Ibn al-Zubayr's Sermon after the Death of Mus'ab]
['Abd al-Malik's Banquet at al-Khawarnaq]

The Events of the Year 72 (691/692)
['Abd al-Malik and the Kharijites]
['Abd al-Malik Sends al-Hajjaj to Fight Ibn al-Zubayr]
['Abd al-Malik and 'Abdallah b. Khazim]
[Those in Office during the Year]
A Chapter in Which We Mention the Secretaries since the Beginning of Islam

The Events of the Year 73 (692/693)
A Description of [the Death of Ibn al-Zubayr]
['Abd al-Malik and the Kharijites]
[Bishr b. Marwan Becomes Governor of al-Basrah]
[Campaigns against the Byzantines]
Those in Office during the Year]

Bibliography of Cited Works

Index

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