The crisis of the ʻAbbāsid Caliphate /

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Bibliographic Details
Uniform title:Tārīkh al-rusul wa-al-mulūk.
Author / Creator: Ṭabarī, 838?-923.
Other Authors / Creators:Saliba, George.
Format: Book
Imprint: Albany : State University of New York Press, [1985]
Series:Bibliotheca Persica (Albany, N.Y.)
SUNY series in Near Eastern studies.
Summary:The period covered in this volume is one of the most tumultuous periods of Islamic history. In it, al-Ṭabarī details with great success the intricate events that shaped real political power in Sāmarrā and Baghdad during the middle of the ninth century, laying bare the dynamics through which the army generals--who were mainly of Central Asian Turkish extraction--consolidated their grip on the caliphate. The political maneuvering that enabled them to pass the reins of real power to their descendants, creating a dynasty parallel to the "legitimate" caliphal dynasty, is also clearly revealed.<br> <br> <br> <br> A discounted price is available when purchasing the entire 39-volume History of al-Ṭabarī set. Contact SUNY Press for more information.
Item Description:Translation of extracts from: Taʼrīkh al-rusul wa-al-mulūk.
Includes index.
Physical Description:xii, 187 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Bibliography: pages 166-168.