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Classical Arabic Biography: The Heirs of the Prophets in the Age of Al-Ma'mun

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Texte du rabat Premodern Arabic biography has served as a major source for the history of Islamic civilization. In the first book-... Lire la suite
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Premodern Arabic biography has served as a major source for the history of Islamic civilization. In the first book-length study to explore the origins and development of classical Arabic biography, Michael Cooperson demonstrates how Muslim scholars used the notions of heirship and transmission to document the activities of political, scholarly and religious communities. The author also explains how medieval Arab scholars used biography to reconstruct the life stories of important historical figures. He then examines the careers of four of these figures, analyzing their relationships and their place in later biography.

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In this 2000 study exploring the origins of classical Arabic biography, the author demonstrates how Muslim scholars used notions of heirship and transmission to document the activities of political, scholarly and religious communities. The author illustrates his argument by analysing four figures whose biographies exemplify a particular tradition.

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Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Note on transliteration; Note on dating systems; Glossary; 1. The development of the genre; 2. The caliph al-Ma'mun; 3. The Imam 'Ali al'Rida; 4. The Hadith-scholar Ahmad Ibn Hanbal; 5. The renunciant Bishr al-Hafi; Conclusions; Appendix: the circumstances of 'Ali al-Rida's death; Bibliography; Index.

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Titre: Classical Arabic Biography: The Heirs of the Prophets in the Age of Al-Ma'mun
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Code EAN: 9780521661997
ISBN: 978-0-521-66199-7
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 242
Poids: 526g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T18mm
Année: 2011
Auflage: New

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