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Premodern Arabic biography has served as a major source for the history of Islamic civilization. In the first book-length study to explore the origins and development of classical Arabic biography, Michael Cooperson demonstrates how Muslim scholars used the notions of heirship and transmission to document the activities of political, scholarly and religious communities. The author also explains how medieval Arab scholars used biography to reconstruct the life stories of important historical figures. He then examines the careers of four of these figures, analyzing their relationships and their place in later biography.

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This study explores the origins and development of classical Arabic biography.

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ISBN:
9780521088541
Author:
Cooperson, Michael
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.55 in. .80 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East

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