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Empire and Elites after the Muslim Conquest : The Transformation of Northern Mesopotamia - Chase F. Robinson

Empire and Elites after the Muslim Conquest

The Transformation of Northern Mesopotamia

Hardcover Published: 21st December 2000
ISBN: 9780521781152
Number Of Pages: 224

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The study of early Islamic history has flourished in recent years. Chase Robinson's book takes full account of the latest research, interweaving history and historiography to interpret the political, social, and economic transformations in the Mesopotamian region after the Islamic conquests. Using Arabic and Syriac sources, the author focuses on the Muslim and Christian elites, demonstrating that significant social change took place only at the end of the seventh century. This is a sophisticated study at the cutting-edge of a burgeoning field in Islamic studies.

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'This book is an excellent contribution to early Islamic history. By concentrating on a small area, almost a microcosm, which has a particularly rich historiographical tradition, Robinson has made a major contribution to our understanding of the more general processes of the formation of the Islamic state.' History 'For its intended audience... the book will no doubt be welcomed as an impressive and highly accomplished treatment of its subject. Indeed, it is at the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship on early Islam in many respects. The author's command of sources in exhaustive.' Elton L. Daniel, University of Hawaii '... rich in detail ... a definitive work ...' Bulletin of the School of Oriental & African Studies

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Note on dates and citations
Map: the fertile crescent in the early Abbasid period
Conquest history and its uses
The seventh-century Jazira
From garrison to city: the birth of Mosul
A Christian ©lites in the Mosuli hinterland: the shaharija
Islam in the north: Jaziran Kharijism
Massacre and narrative: the Abbasid Revolution in Mosul I
Massacre and ©lite politics: the Abbasid Revolution in Mosul II
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521781152
ISBN-10: 0521781159
Series: Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 21st December 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.5

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