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Islamic Historiography

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

A well-composed and timely introduction to Islamic historiography.

Synopsis:

An accessible guide into the complex field of Islamic historiography.

About the Author

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).

Table of Contents

List of plates; List of maps; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Glossary; Chronology I: the historians of the formative period; Chronology II: the historians of the classical period; Preface; Part I. Origins and Categories: 1. Origins; 2. The emergence of genre; 3. Consequences and models; 4. Three categories: biography, prosopography, chronography; Part II. Contexts: 5. Historiography and traditionalism; 6. Historiography and society; 7. God and models of history; 8. Historians and the truth; Part III. How Historians Worked: 9. Vocations and professions; 10. Writing history; Conclusion; Suggestions for further reading; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521629362
Editor:
Robinson, Chase
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Crone, Patricia
Author:
Robinson, Chase
Author:
Crone, Patricia
Author:
Robinson, Chase F.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Islam -- Historiography.
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Themes in Islamic History
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 b/w illus. 3 maps
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.20x6.54x.64 in. .84 lbs.

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