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The End of the Jihad State
The End of the Jihad State (June 1994)
The Reign of Hisham Ibn 'Abd al-Malik and the Collapse of the Umayyads
Khalid Yahya Blankinship - Author

Demonstrates for the first time that the cause of the Umayyad caliphate’s collapse came not just from internal conflict, but from a number of external and concurrent factors that exceeded the caliphate’s capacity to respond.
Stretching from Morocco to China, the Umayyad caliphate based its expansion and success on the doctrine of jihad--armed struggle to claim the whole earth for God's rule, a struggle that had brought much materia...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 11
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 11 (April 1993)
The Challenge to the Empires A.D. 633-635/A.H. 12-13
Khalid Yahya Blankinship - Translator

Although this volume deals with the part of al-Tabari's History covering the years 12 and 13 (633-35), in the caliphates of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and 'Umar b. al-Khattab, the narratives contained in it, which are lengthy and detailed, are concerned with the first Muslim conquests in Iraq and Syria. Although it might be expected, therefore, that this volume would be a basic source for these conquests, the actual value of the bulk of the reported traditi...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 25
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 25 (May 1989)
The End of Expansion: The Caliphate of Hisham A.D. 724-738/A.H. 105-120
Khalid Yahya Blankinship - Translator

This volume deals with the part of Tabari's great History covering the first fifteen years of the caliphate of the Umayyad Hisham b. 'Abd al-Malik, which represents almost the last period of universal political unity in Islamic history. Tabari's work is generally recognized as among the most important sources for Hisham's reign. Here the bitter fighting faced by the Muslim forces on the frontiers receives extensive and graphic coverage. In pa...(Read More)
 
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