Ai-Tabari's History
Interpretations & History
Historia Religionum No. 27

Edited by Hakan Rydving
May 2007
Uppsala University Press
Distributed By Coronet Books
ISBN: 9789155467869
98 pages, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2"
$32.50 Paper Original

This book was written in Baghdad around 300 AH / 910 AD and is the most important work of early Muslim historiography. Advocating a combination of careful source criticism and independent judgement, the author, among other things, placed Islamic history in a broader context by comparing it to Biblical and Persian traditions.

The four papers presented in this volume were read at a seminar at Goteborg University in May 2003. They approach at-Tabari's History from different angles, discussing it in relation to post-modern theories, structural analysis, the political situation, and source criticism. All in all, the papers exemplify some of the possibilities for interesting research that the History can inspire.

Religious History

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