The History of al-Tabari Vol. 21: The Victory of the Marwanids A.D. 685-693/A.H. 66-73

Portada
SUNY Press, 1990 - 260 páginas
2 Reseñas
Volume XXI of the History of al-Tabari (from the second part of 66/685 to 73/693) covers the resolution of "the Second Civil War." This conflict, which has broken out in 64/683 after the death of the Umayyad caliph Yazid I, involved the rival claims of the Umayyads (centered in Syria) and the Zubayrids (centered in the Hijaz), each of whom claimed the caliphal title, Commander of the Faithful. Both parties contented for control of Iraq, which was also the setting for al-Mukhtar's Schi'ite uprising in al-Kufah during 66/685 and 67/686. Kharijite groups were active in south-western Iran and central Arabia, even threatening the heavily settled lands of Iraq. By the end of 73/692, the Umayyad regime in Damascus, led by Abd-al-Malik, had extinguished the rival caliphate of Ibn al-Zubayr and had reestablished a single, more or less universally acknowledged political authority for the Islamic community.

Al-Tabari's account of these years is drawn from such earlier historians as Abu Mikhnaf, al-Mada'ini, and al-Waqidi and includes eyewitness accounts, quotations from poems, and texts of sermons. Notable episodes include al-Mukhtar's slaying of those who had been involved in the death of al-Husayn at Karbala, the death of al-Mukhtar at the hands of Mus'ab b. al-Zubayr, the revolt of Amr b. Sa'id in Damascus, the death of Mus'ab at the Battle of Dayr al-Jathaliq, and al-Hajjaj's siege and conquest of Mecca on behalf of Abd-al-Malik. There are excursuses on the chair that al-Mukhtar venerated as a relic of Ali, the biography of the colorful brigand Ubaydallah b. al-Hurr, and the development of the secretarial office in Islam.

The translation has been fully annotated. Parallels in the works of Ibn Sa'd, al-Baladhuri, and the Kitabal-Aghani have been indicated in the notes where these accounts supplement or diverge from that of al-Tabari.
 

Comentarios de usuarios - Escribir una reseña

No hemos encontrado ninguna reseña en los sitios habituales.

Índice

The Events of the Year 66 contd685686
1
Why He Seized Them Names of Those He Killed and of Those Who Fled and Eluded His Grasp
2
The Kufan Ashraf Rise against alMukhtar
11
AlMukhtar Acts against the Murderers of alHusayn
31
The Swearing of Allegiance to alMukhtar in alBasrah
45
AlMukhtar Sends an Army to Trick Ibn alZubayr
53
The Khashabiyyah Perform the Pilgrimage
59
The Siege of the Banu Tamim in Khurasan
62
A Kharijite Killed at the Pilgrimage
167
Those in Office during the Year
168
The Events of the Year 70 689690
169
Those in Office during the Year
170
The Events of the Year 71 690691
171
Khalid b Abdallah Raises Support for Abd alMalik in alBasrah
172
Abd alMalik Attacks Musab the Death of Musab
178
Abd alMalik Enters alKufah
188

Those in Office during the Year
66
Ibrahim b alAshtar Goes to Fight Ubaydallah b Ziyad
67
An Explanation of the Chair Whereby alMukhtar and His Companions Prayed for Assistance
69
The Events of the Year 67 686687
74
Musab b alZubayr Becomes Governor of alBasrah
83
Musab b alZubayr Defeats alMukhtar
85
Ibn alZubayr Removes Musab from alBasrah
118
Those in Office during the Year
121
The Events of the Year 68 687688
122
An Account of Them Their Departure and Their Return to Iraq
123
Events in Syria
134
His Death the Circumstances That Brought It upon Him
135
Four Separate Banners at the Pilgrimage
151
Those in Office during the Year
153
The Events of the Year 69 688689
154
Khalid b Abdallah Becomes Governor of alBasrah
193
Ibn alZubayrs Governors during This Year
194
Abd alMaliks Banquet at alKhawarnaq
195
The Events of the Year 72 691692
198
Abd alMalik Sends alHajjaj to Fight Ibn alZubayr
206
Abd alMalik and Abdallah b Khazim
209
Those in Office during the Year
212
A Chapter in Which We Mention the Secretaries since the Beginning of Islam
213
The Events of the Year 73 692693
224
Abd alMalik and the Kharijites
232
Bishr b Marwan Becomes Governor of alBasrah
233
Those in Office during the Year
234
Bibliography of Cited Works
235
Index
239
Página de créditos

Otras ediciones - Ver todo

Términos y frases comunes

Información bibliográfica