By Monique Bernards
Quickly after their winning revolution in 750 advert, the Abbāsids supplanted the Umayyad dynasty, outfitted the recent urban of Baghdad, Iraq which grew to become the capital of the Islamic Empire. The civilization that the Abbāsids helped to create carried forth the torch of data lit through old Greece, Rome, Byzantium, and Persia. including a lot of their very own targeted contributions, the Abbāsid dynasty left an indelible mark at the background of humankind.
This present collection of ʿAbbāsid reports provides a colorful mosaic of recent learn into classical Arabic texts that sheds mild on major ancient, political, cultural and non secular elements of the ʿAbbāsid period and offers perception into how the basics of philology are formed. superb vistas of old goals open up whereas ʿAbbāsid armies clatter and collide; photos are conjured of murderous caliphs, international taking a look littérateurs and conversing gadgets. We see a full of life self...
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In what follows, I shall shortly introduce each contribution while focussing on the connecting and overlapping patterns of the mosaic. The ninth ʿAbbāsid caliph al-Wāthiq (d. 232/847), famous for his intellectual curiosity, sends the Persian courtier Ibn Khurradādhbih (fl. 270/884) on exploratory missions around the globe to obtain eyewitness testimony of the wonders of the world. The accounts of Ibn Khurradādhbih’s journeys are collected in what we now know is the earliest descriptive geography written in Arabic, al-Masālik wa-l-mamālik.
W. Gibb Memorial Trust Trustees: G. van Gelder, R. Gleave, C. Hillenbrand, H. Kennedy, C. P. Melville, J. E. Montgomery, C. Woodhead Secretary to the Trustees: P. R. Bligh � The E. J. W. Gibb Memorial Trust and the individual authors 2013 ISBN 978-0-906094-98-3 E-pub ISBN 9780906094792 Mobi ISBN 9780906094846 PDF ISBN 9780906094891 A CIP record for this book is available from the British Library Further details of the E. J. org Printed in Great Britain by Short Run Press Exeter Contents 1. A MOSAIC OF ʿABBĀSID STUDIES Monique Bernards 2.
A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF AL-SHĀFIʿĪ’S IBṬĀL AL-ISTIḤSĀN: APPEARANCE, REALITY, AND LEGAL INTERPRETATION Joseph E. Lowry 8. ABŪ ISḤĀQ AL-NAẒẒĀM: THE ULTIMATE CONSTITUENTS OF NATURE ARE SIMPLE PROPERTIES AND RŪḤ David Bennett 9. THE ENIGMATIC REIGN OF AL-WĀTHIQ (R. 227/842–232/847) John P. Turner 10. IBN QUTAYBA AND THE AHL KHURĀSĀN: THE SHUʿŪBIYYA REVISITED Ignacio Sánchez 11. AL-MAʾMŪN’S MILITARY UNITS AND THEIR COMMANDERS UP TO THE END OF THE SIEGE OF BAGHDAD (195/810–198/813) Amikam Elad 1 A Mosaic of ʿAbbāsid Studies Monique Bernards Twelve years have passed since the School of ʿAbbāsid Studies was revived during the autumn of 2000 and ten years have passed since the first of its restored series of biennial conferences was held at Cambridge University in July 2002.
Abbasid Studies IV by Monique Bernards