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Al- Tabari : The Son and Grandsons of al-Man sur: The Reigns of al-Mahdi, al-Hadi and Harun al-Rashid Volume 2 - John Alden Williams

Al- Tabari

The Son and Grandsons of al-Man sur: The Reigns of al-Mahdi, al-Hadi and Harun al-Rashid Volume 2

By: Al-Tabari, John Alden Williams (Translator)

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Published: 29th March 2012
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The second volume of Professor Williams' translation of al-Tabar?'s account of the early 'Abbns? empire focuses on the reigns of the son - al-Mahd? - and grandsons - al-Hadi and H?r?n al-Rash?d - of Caliph al-Mans?r, the subject of the first volume. This was the 'Golden Prime' of the empire, before the civil war between the sons of al-Rash?d and the movement of the capital away from Baghdad. Also considered is the story of the Persian aristocratic family, the Barmakis, who became the real rulers under the indolent al-Rash?d, until he destroyed them in a rage which astonished his contemporaries. The events are narrated through the reminiscences of eyewitnesses, woven together by the great historiographer al-Tabar? (d. 923). The translator of the volume is an Islamicist who has lived many years in the Arab world and has a rare knowledge of its culture and literature.

Translator's preface
Introduction
The year 158 (11 November 774-30 October 775)
The caliphate of al-MahdĽ
The year 159 (31 October 775-18 October 776)
The year 160 (19 October 776-8 October 777)
The year 161 (9 October 777-27 September 778)
The year 162 (28 September 778-16 September 779)
The year 163 (17 September 779-5 September 780)
The year 164 (6 September 780-25 August 782)
The year 165 (26 August 781-14 August 782)
The year 166 (15 August 782-4 August 783)
The year 167 (5 August 783-23 July 784)
The year 168 (24 July 784-13 July 785)
The year 169 (14 July 785-2 July 786)
The caliphate of MŽsÄü al-HÄüdĽ
The year 170 (3 July 786-21 June 787)
The caliphate of HÄürŽn al-RashĽd
The year 171 (22 June 787-10 June 788)
The year 172 (11 June 788-30 May 789)
The year 173 (31 May 789-19 May 790)
The year 174 (20 May 790-9 May 791)
The year 175 (10 May 791-27 April 792)
The year 176 (28 April 792-17 April 793)
The year 177 (18 April 793-6 April 794)
The year 178 (7 April 793-26 March 795)
The year 179 (27 March 795-15 March 796)
The year 180 (16 March 796-4 March 797)
The year 181 (5 March 797-21 February 798)
The year 182 (22 February 798-11 February 799)
The year 183 (12 February 799-31 January 800)
The year 184 (1 February 800-19 January 801)
The year 185 (20 January 801-19 January 801)
The year 186 (10 January 802-29 December 802)
The year 187 (30 December 802-19 December 803)
The year 188 (20 December 803-7 December 804)
The year 189 (8 December 804-27 November 805)
The year 190 (28 November 805-16 November 806)
The year 191 (17 November 806-5 November 807)
The year 192 (6 November 807-24 October 808)
The year 193 (25 October 808-14 October 809)
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521159364
ISBN-10: 0521159369
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 29th March 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 2.0  x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.53