top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 29
Al-Mansur and al-Mahdi A.D. 763-786/A.H. 146-169
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 29
Click on image to enlarge

Hugh Kennedy - Translator
SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies
Price: $78.50 
Hardcover - 298 pages
Release Date: August 1990
ISBN10: 0-7914-0142-1
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0142-2

Quantity:  
Price: $31.95 
Paperback - 298 pages
Release Date: July 1990
ISBN10: 0-7914-0143-X
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0143-9

Quantity:  
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


Summary

This volume opens when the caliph al-Mansur has just defeated the rebellion of Muhammad the Pure Soul in 145/762-3 and is now securely established in power. The main concerns of the remaining thirteen years of his reign are the building of his new capital at Baghdad, on which al-Tabari's text contains details not previously published in English, and his efforts to have his nephew 'Isa b. Musa replaced as heir apparent by his own son Muhammad al-Mahdi, a maneuver that required all his political skills.

The circumstances of al-Mansur's death in 158/775 are described in vivid detail, and this section is followed by a series of anecdotes, some serious, some humorous, most vivid and lively, that illustrate his character and habits.

The last section of the volume describes the reign of al-Mahdi, more pious than his father but also more liberal and open-handed. Along with routine administration, space is devoted to the bizarre intrigues that accompanied the rise and fall of the vizier Ya'qub b. Dawud and the mysterious circumstances of the caliph's own death in 169/785, followed by a short collection of character stories. In addition, the volume also contains important information about warfare on the Byzantine frontier and in Khurasan.

A discounted price is available when purchasing the entire 39-volume History of al-Tabari set. Contact SUNY Press for more information.


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

Preface

Abbreviations

Translator's Foreword

The Caliphate of al-Mansur

The Events of the Year 146 (763/764)

The Events of the Year 147 (764/765)

The Events of the Year 148 (765/766)

The Events of the Year 149 (766/767)

The Events of the Year 150 (767/768)

The Events of the Year 151 (768/769)

The Events of the Year 152 (769/770)

The Events of the Year 153 (770)

The Events of the Year 154 (770/771)

The Events of the Year 155 (771/772)

The Events of the Year 156 (772/773)

The Events of the Year 157 (773/774)

The Events of the Year 158 (774/775)

Some Stories about al-Mansur and His Conduct

Information about His Wills

The Caliphate of al-Mahdi

The Events of the Year 158 (cont'd) (774/775)

The Events of the Year 159 (775/776)

The Events of the Year 160 (776/777)

The Events of the Year 161 (777/778)

The Events of the Year 162 (778/779)

The Events of the Year 163 (779/780)

The Events of the Year 164 (780/781)

The Events of the Year 165 (781/782)

The Events of the Year 166 (782/783)

The Events of the Year 167 (783/784)

The Events of the Year 168 (784/785)

The Events of the Year 169 (785/786)

Some of the Doings of al-Mahdi and Stories about Him

Bibliography of Cited Works

Index


Related Subjects
21719/23009(WDE//)

Related Titles

German Mysticism From Hildegard of Bingen to Ludwig Wittgenstein
German Mysticism From Hildegard of Bingen to Ludwig Wittgenstein
On Understanding Buddhists
On Understanding Buddhists
Religious Truth
Religious Truth
Contemporary Islam and the Challenge of History
Contemporary Islam and the Challenge of History
Thinking through the Death of God
Thinking through the Death of God
Embodying the Dharma
Embodying the Dharma
Religion
Religion
Love Theory in Later Hanbalite Islam
Love Theory in Later Hanbalite Islam
Hadewijch and Her Sisters
Hadewijch and Her Sisters
Moral Habitat
Moral Habitat



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg