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IMAGES OF CIVIL CONFLICT: ONE EARLY MUSLIM HISTORIAN’S REPRESENTATION OF THE UMAYYAD CIVIL WAR CALIPHS
Rose, Kathryn Ann

2011, Master of Arts, Miami University, History.
This thesis examines the ninth-century Baghdadi scholar al-Tabari and his narrative representation of the three civil war caliphs of the Umayyad era (661-750 CE). It explores this important early Muslim historian’s methodological approach to writing narrative history as a way of understanding his own religio-political world rather than a factual recounting. It argues that al-Tabari’s narrative discussion of the first and last Umayyad civil war caliphs differ from that of the second. This study reveals that al-Tabari was less concerned with generating caliphal histories as he was with pointing out the lack of stability within the Islamic Empire and associating that instability with the reigning caliph of the time. This study contributes to a more systemized model of source analysis by which modern scholars fruitfully use the historiography of early Arabic/Islamic sources.
Matthew Gordon, PhD (Committee Chair)
Charlotte Goldy, PhD (Committee Member)
Kevin Osterloh, PhD (Committee Member)
89 p.

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Rose, Kathryn. "IMAGES OF CIVIL CONFLICT: ONE EARLY MUSLIM HISTORIAN’S REPRESENTATION OF THE UMAYYAD CIVIL WAR CALIPHS." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Miami University, 2011. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 03 May 2015.

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Rose, Kathryn "IMAGES OF CIVIL CONFLICT: ONE EARLY MUSLIM HISTORIAN’S REPRESENTATION OF THE UMAYYAD CIVIL WAR CALIPHS." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Miami University, 2011. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

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