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Al- Tabari: Volume 1, The Reign of Abu Ja'Far al-Man sur A. D. 754-775 : The Early 'Abbasi Empire - John Alden Williams

Al- Tabari: Volume 1, The Reign of Abu Ja'Far al-Man sur A. D. 754-775

The Early 'Abbasi Empire

By: John Alden Williams (Translator)

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Published: 9th December 2010
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The Islamic world in its year 132 (570 AD) was ruled by a new revolutionary regime. The dynasty that it brought to power was revered as the Imams of the Sunni Muslims for the next 767 years. In good part, this stability and longevity were founded by the remarkable grandfather of H?r?n al-Rash?d, Ab? Ja'far al-Mans?r, who came to power in 754 AD and died in 775. Al-Mans?r destroyed every threat to his own supremacy, leaving an opulent autocracy to his son. Here are the reminiscences of those who witnessed these years, woven by the great historiographer al-Tabar? (d. 923) into a vivid account, translated for the first time into a western language from its source, hitherto available to a few specialists. This deft translation gives access to the world of eighth-century Baghdad, but also transcends that time in an account of permanent significance.

Translator's preface
Introduction
The caliphate of AbŽ Ja'far al-MansŽr, in the year 136 AH (745 AD)
The year 137 (27 June 754-15 June 755)
The year 138 (16 June 755-4 June 756)
The year 139 (5 June 756-24 May 757)
The year 140 (25 May 757-13 May 758)
The year 141 (14 May 758-3 May 759)
The year 142 (4 May 759-21 April 760)
The year 143 (22 April 760-10 April 761)
The year 144 (11 April 761-31 March 762)
The year 145 (1 April 762-20 March 763)
The year 146 (21 March 763-9 March 764)
The year 147 (10 March 754-26 February 765)
The year 148 (27 February 765-15. February 766)
The year 149 (16 February 766-5 February 767)
The year 150 (6 February 767-25 January 768)
The year 151 (26 January 768-13 January 769)
The year 152 (14 January 769-3 January 770)
The year 153 (4 January 770-23 December 770)
The year 154 (24 December 770-12 December 771)
The year 155 (13 December 771-1 December 772)
The year 156 (2 December 772-20 November 773)
The year 157 (21 November 773-10 November 774)
The year 158 (11 November 774-30 October 775)
Genealogy of 'AbbÄüsĽ family
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521159357
ISBN-10: 0521159350
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 9th December 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 1.6  x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.42