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History of Al-Tabari Vol 01, General Introduction & Creation
[#347, 1b1,0887065635 to the Flood PB 413pp Franz Rosenthal SUNY Press Imam Abu Jafar Muhammad ibn J]

The History of al-Tabari Vol. 1 (One)
General Introduction and From the Creation to the Flood
From: Tarikh al-Rusul wa'l muluk†
by Abu Ja'far Muhammad b Jarir al-Tabri

Translated By Franz Rosenthal,
Fred M. Donner - Translator
SUNY Press (State University of New Yorl) †
Paperback 413 pages

ISBN-10: 0887065635 ISBN-13: 978-0887065637

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    Volume I of the forty† volume translation of Tabari's great History begins with the creation of the world and ends with the time of Noah and the Flood. It not only brings a vast amount of speculation about the early history of mankind into sharp Muslim focus, but it also synchronizes ancient Iranian ideas about the prehistory of mankind with those inspired by the Qur'an and Sunnah.. The volume is thus an excellent guide to the cosmological views of many of Tabari's contemporaries. The translator, Franz Rosenthal, one of the world's foremost scholars of Arabic, has also written an extensive introduction to the volume that presents all the facts known about Tabari's personal and professional life. Professor Rosenthal's meticulous and original scholarship has yielded a valuable bibliography and chronology of Tabari's writings, both those preserved in manuscript and those alluded to by other authors. The introduction and first volume of the translation of the History form a ground-breaking contribution to Islamic historiography in English and will prove to be an invaluable source of information for those who are interested in Islamic and Middle Eastern history but are unable to read the basic works in Arabic.

    Table Of Contents

    Translator's Foreword

    Sigla

    The Caliphate of al-Mu`tadid

    Appointments of high officials

    Relations with the Saffarid `Amr b. al-Layth

    Tulunid embassy in Baghdad to arrange dynastic marriage

    Dulafite routs Rafi` b. Harthamah at al-Rayy

    The Events of the Year 280 (893-894)

    Shaylamah's arrest and execution

    Campaign against the Shayban

    Ibn Abi al-Saj's conquest of al-Maraghah

    Death of Dulafite

    Conquest of `Uman

    Campaign against Byzantines

    Earthquake in Dabil

    The Events of the Year 281 (894-895)

    Tughj leading raid against Byzantines

    Expedition to al-Jibal

    and to Mosul against Hamdan b. Hamdun

    The Events of the Year 282 (895-896)

    The Mu`tadidi New Year

    Wedding of al-Mu`tadid and Qatr al-Nada

    Continuation of campaign against Hamdan

    The Caspian Zaydite's annual subsidy to his followers and al-Mu`tadid's dream about his attitude toward `Alids

    Murder of Khumarawayh

    The Events of the Year 283 (896-897)

    Continued campaign against .Husayn b. Hamdan and Kharijites

    Reform of inheritance

    Egyptian officers arriving in Baghdad after defection

    Relations between Byzantines and Slavs

    Murder of Jaysh b. Khumarawayh

    Ransom negotiations with Byzantines

    Relations with Dulafites

    `Amr b. al-Layth defeats Rafi` b. Harthamah

    The Events of the Year 284 (897-898)

    Fighting in Tarsus

    Christian eunuch accused of slandering Prophet

    Populace harassing black eunuchs

    Edict against Umayyads

    "Specter" in the palace

    Escape of Dulafite Abu al-Layth from detention and his subsequent death

    Wrong astrological predictions of rain

    The Events of the Year 285 (898-899)

    Al-Ta'i's attack on pilgrim caravan

    Atmospheric fallout in southern Mesopotamia

    Naval raid against Byzantines

    Negotiations with Harun b. Khumarawayh

    Raid against Byzantines

    The Events of the Year 286 (899-900)

    Relations with Ibn Abi al-Saj

    Expedition to Amid against Ibn Shaykh

    Agreement with Harun b. Khumarawayh

    Gifts from `Amr b. al-Layth

    Appearance of Qarmatians under al-Jannabi

    Raids of the Shayban against al-Anbar

    The Events of the Year 287 (900)

    Arrest of Ibn Shaykh

    Bedouin attacks on the pilgrim caravan

    Growing Qarmatian danger

    Troubles in Tarsus

    `Amr b. al-Layth's defeat and capture by the Samanid

    Al-Ghanawi's unsuccessful expedition against al-Jannabi

    Expedition against Wasif, mawla of Ibn Abi al-Saj

    Death of the Caspian Zaydi ruler

    Badr's expedition against the Qarmatians

    The Events of the Year 288 (900-901)

    Death of Ibn Abi al-Saj

    `Amr b. al-Layth in Baghdad

    Gifts sent to Samanid

    Troubles in .Santa

    Fighting among Sajids

    Military encounters with Byzantines

    The Events of the Year 289 (901-902)

    Execution of Qarmatian Ibn Abi al-Qaws

    Death of al-Mu`tadid

    The Caliphate of al-Muktafi bi-llah

    Death of `Amr b. al-Layth

    Downfall of Badr

    Samanid victory in Tabaristan

    Zikrawayh and his sons

    The Events of the Year 290 (902-903)

    More Qarmatian trouble in Syria

    Al-Muktafi's failed attempt to move to Samarra

    Death of Yahya b. Zikrawayh and Syrian raids by his brother Husayn, the Man of the Mole

    A mother searching for her son in the Qarmatian camp

    Qarmatians near Aleppo

    Successful attacks from al-Bahrayn on al-Jannabi's relatives and lieutenant

    Letter of the Man of the Mole to an official

    and letter of an official to him

    Ransom negotiations with Byzantines

    The Events of the Year 291 (903-904)

    Al-Muktafi in al-Raqqah

    Capture of the Man of the Mole

    Muhammad b/ Sulayman's battle with Qarmatians

    Execution of Qarmatian leaders

    Al-Qasim b. Sima and the remnants of Qarmatian `Ullays

    Preparations for campaign against Harun b.Khumarawayh

    Samanid victory over Turks

    Byzantine campaigns

    Appointment of al-`Abbas b. al-Hasan

    The Events of the Year 292 (904-905)

    Seizure of insurgents in the Basrah region

    Byzantine raid on Mar`ash

    Muhammad b. Sulayman in Egypt, Harun b. Khumarawayh killed

    Revolt of al-Khaliji in Egypt

    Byzantine-Muslim ransom negotiations

    Flood in Baghdad

    Byzantine preparations for raid against Tarsus

    The Events of the Year 293 (905-906)

    Al-Khaliji's revolt

    Saffarid Tahir and events in Fars

    Qarmatian move on Damascus

    Unrest in the Yemen

    Qarmatian `Abdallah b. Sa`id and the Qarmatian attacks against various cities (Hit, Tiberias, al-Kufah), defeat of government forces

    Zikrawayh

    Battle at al-Saw'ar

    Al-Khaliji's defeat and transfer to Baghdad

    Byzantine raid on Qurus

    The Events of the Year 294 (906-907)

    Raid into Byzantine territory

    Qarmatian attacks on pilgrim caravans

    Zikrawayh's death

    Patrikios Andronikos defects to Muslims, raid on Konya

    Qarmatian remnants defeated

    Byzantine-Muslim ransom negotiations

    Sufyani appearing in Syria

    The Events of the Year 295 (907-908)

    Al-Misma`i's rebellion

    Death of Samanid Isma`il

    Events in the Yemen

    Embassy of Aghlabite Ziyadatallah

    Completion of ransom negotiations

    Death of al-Muktafi

    The Caliphate of al-Muqtadir bi-llah

    Riot of soldiers during pilgrimage

    The Events of the Year 296 (908-909)

    Rebellion of Ibn al-Mu`tazz

    Husayn b. Hamdan in Baghdad

    The Events of the Year 297 (909-910)

    Mu'nis al-Khadim's campaign against Byzantines

    in Fars to fight Saffarid al-Layth

    The Events of the Year 298 (910-911)

    Further developments in Fars

    The Events of the Year 299 (911-912)

    Raids against Byzantines by Rustum

    Samanid activities

    The Events of the Year 300 (912-913)

    Fatimid expedition against Barqah

    The Events of the Year 301 (913-914)

    Al-Hallaj

    Husayn b. Hamdan's campaign against Byzantines

    Samanid ruler killed, quarrels about succession

    Fatimid general Habasah in Barqah

    Death of al-Jan-nabs

    The Events of the Year 302 (914-915)

    Campaign against Byzantines

    Al-Utrush seizing power in Tabaristan

    Habasah's invasion of Egypt

    Defeated

    Battle against bedouins in Northern Mesopotamia

    Bedouin attacks on pilgrim caravan

    Bibliography


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