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The Resource Parable and politics in early Islamic history : the Rashidun caliphs, Tayeb El-Hibri

Parable and politics in early Islamic history : the Rashidun caliphs, Tayeb El-Hibri

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Parable and politics in early Islamic history : the Rashidun caliphs
Title
Parable and politics in early Islamic history
Title remainder
the Rashidun caliphs
Statement of responsibility
Tayeb El-Hibri
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
"The story of the succession to the Prophet Muhammad and the rise of the Rashidun Caliphate (632-661 AD) is familiar to historians from the political histories of medieval Islam, which treat it as a factual account. The story also informs the competing perspectives of Sunni and Shri Islam, which read into it the legitimacy of their claims. Yet while descriptive and varied, these approaches have long excluded a third reading, which views the conflict over the succession to the Prophet as a parable. From this vantage point, the motives, sayings, and actions of the protagonists reveal profound links to previous texts, not to mention a surprising irony regarding political and religious issues." "In a controversial break from previous historiography, Tayeb El-Hibri privileges the literary and artistic triumphs of the medieval Islamic chronicles and maps the origins of Islamic political and religious orthodoxy. Considering the patterns and themes of these unified narratives, including the problem of measuring personal qualification according to religious merit, nobility, and skills in government, El-Hibri offers an insightful critique of both carly and contemporary Islam and the concerns of legitimacy shadowing verious rulers. In building an argument for reading the texts as parabolic commentary, he also highlights the Islamic reinterpretation of biblical traditions, both by Quraanic exegesis and historical composition."--Jacket
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El-Hibri, Tayeb
Illustrations
charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islamic Empire
  • Caliphs
  • Caliphate
  • Prophets
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamic parables
  • Historiography
  • Historians
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Historians
  • Historiography
  • Historiography
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamic parables
  • Prophets
  • Islamic Empire
  • Kalif
  • Islam
  • Geschichtsschreibung
  • Kalif
Label
Parable and politics in early Islamic history : the Rashidun caliphs, Tayeb El-Hibri
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-461) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abu Bakr: the moment of confirmation -- 'Umar b. al-Khaṭṭāb: a saga of law and conquest -- 'Uthman: the challenge of innovation -- The road to civil war: issues and boundaries -- 'Ali: in the image of the prophets -- From caliphate to kingship: 'Umar's reign and future changes -- Appendix 1: Abu Mikhnaf's account of the Saqifa of Banu Sa'ida -- Appendix 2: The succession to 'Umar -- Appendix 3: Manushihr's declaration
Control code
ocn753976211
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource ([xiii], 471 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231521659
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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chart
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
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  • 60aa15ca-a910-4c39-9c31-386933e464a1
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)753976211
Label
Parable and politics in early Islamic history : the Rashidun caliphs, Tayeb El-Hibri
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-461) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abu Bakr: the moment of confirmation -- 'Umar b. al-Khaṭṭāb: a saga of law and conquest -- 'Uthman: the challenge of innovation -- The road to civil war: issues and boundaries -- 'Ali: in the image of the prophets -- From caliphate to kingship: 'Umar's reign and future changes -- Appendix 1: Abu Mikhnaf's account of the Saqifa of Banu Sa'ida -- Appendix 2: The succession to 'Umar -- Appendix 3: Manushihr's declaration
Control code
ocn753976211
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ([xiii], 471 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231521659
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
chart
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgsb2h
  • 60aa15ca-a910-4c39-9c31-386933e464a1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)753976211

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