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The History of al-Tabari Volume XL
The History of al-Tabari Volume XL (June 2007)
Index
Alex V. Popovkin - Indexer
Everett K. Rowson - Prepared under the supervision of

The index to the 39-volume History of al-Tabari.

Completed in 1999 by a distinguished group of Arabists and historians of Islam, the annotated translation of al-Tabari’s History is arguably the most celebrated chronicle produced in the Islamic lands on the history of the world and the early centuries of Islam. This fortieth volume, the Index, compiled by Alex V. Popovkin under the supervision of ...(Read More)
 
 
Set - History of al-Tabari
Set - History of al-Tabari (June 2007)
Volumes 1-40 (Includes Index)
Ehsan Yarshater - Editor

Collecting all forty volumes of The History of al-Ṭabarī.
Completed in 1999 by a distinguished group of Arabists and historians of Islam, the annotated translation of The History of al-Ṭabarī is arguably the most celebrated chronicle produced in the Islamic lands on the history of the world and the early centuries of Islam. The thirty-nine-volume set, published in the SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies, under t...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 5
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 5 (November 1999)
The Sasanids, the Byzantines, the Lakhmids, and Yemen
C. E. Bosworth - Translator

This volume of al-T'abari's History has a particularly wide sweep and interest. It provides the most complete and detailed historical source for the Persian empire of the Sasanids, whose four centuries of rule were one of the most glorious periods in Persia's long history. It also gives information on the history of pre-Islamic Arabs of the Mesopotamian desert fringes and eastern Arabia (in al-Hira and the Ghassanid kingdom), and on the quite...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 39
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 39 (January 1998)
Biographies of the Prophet's Companions and Their Successors: al-Tabari's Supplement to His History
Ella Landau-Tasseron - Translator

This is biographical material that al-T'abari appended to his History, bringing together biographies of Companions and successors of the Prophet. Many chapters are devoted to women who played a role in the transmission of knowledge.

The present volume is a collection of excerpts from al-T'abari's biographical work entitled The Supplement to the Supplemented (Dhayl al-mudhayyal).

In the introduction to his Histor...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 8
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 8 (January 1997)
The Victory of Islam: Muhammad at Medina A.D. 626-630/A.H. 5-8
Michael Fishbein - Translator

Volume VIII of al-Tabari's great 40-volume history of the Arabs covers the history of the Muslim community and the biography of Muh'ammad in the middle Medinan years. During this period, Meccan resistance to Islam collapsed, Muh'ammad returned triumphantly to his native city, and the Muslim community weathered controversy in Muhammad's private life.

This volume covers the history of the Muslim community and the biography...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 16
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 16 (January 1997)
The Community Divided: The Caliphate of 'Ali I A.D. 656-657/A.H. 35-36
Adrian Brockett - Translator

This volume 16 of Tabari's great 40-volume history of the Arabs treats the Caliphate of 'Ali I, 656-651

This volume of al-Tabari's history deals with the traumatic breakup of the Muslim community following the assassination of the Caliph 'Uthman. It begins with the first seriously contested succession to the caliphate, that of 'Ali, and proceeds inexorably through the rebellion of 'A'ishah, T'alhah, and al-Zubayr, to the...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 17
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 17 (March 1996)
The First Civil War: From the Battle of Siffin to the Death of 'Ali A.D. 656-661/A.H. 36-40
G. R. Hawting - Translator

This volume 17 of al-Tabari's great 40-volume history of the Arabs treats the first Civil War, 656-661.

Many of the events treated in this volume have become part of the historical consciousness of Muslims. The first civil war of Islam, the Fitnah, is widely seen as of decisive importance in dividing the Muslims into three major traditions, Sunnis, Shi'is, and Kharijis, which have persisted until today. Although this di...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 28
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 28 (April 1995)
'Abbasid Authority Affirmed: The Early Years of al-Mansur A.D. 753-763/A.H. 136-145
Jane Dammen McAuliffe - Translator

The initial years (126-145) of al-Mansur's reign presented several significant challenges to nascent Abbasid hegemony, and the resulting confrontations constitute the central focus of this section of Tabari's Tarikh. After Abu Jafar succeeded his brother Abu al-Abbas as caliph, the second of the Abbasid dynasty, he moved against his recalcitrant uncle, Abdallah b. Ali, and against the potential threat that he perceived in the person of t...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 14
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 14 (February 1994)
The Conquest of Iran A.D. 641-643/A.H. 21-23
G. Rex Smith - Translator

This volume covers the years 21-23/641-43 of the caliphate of 'Umar b. al-Khattab. It can be divided into two distinct and almost equal parts: the first concerning the Muslim conquests in Iran and the east, and the second concerning 'Umar himself, his assassination, and an assessment of the caliph and the man.

The volume begins with the caliphal order to the Muslim troops, recently victorious at the famous battle of Nihawand in 21/641, to pen...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 10
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 10 (July 1993)
The Conquest of Arabia: The Riddah Wars A.D. 632-633/A.H. 11
Fred M. Donner - Translator

Volume X of al-Tabari's massive chronicle is devoted to two main subjects. The first is the selection of Abu Bakr as the first caliph or successor to the Prophet Muh'ammad following the Prophet's death in 632 C.E. This section of the History reveals some of the inner divisions that existed within the early Muslim community, and sheds light on the interests and motivations of various parties in the debates that led up to Abu Bakr's acclamation...(Read More)
 
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