Download E-books The History of al-Tabari Vol. 19: The Caliphate of Yazid b. Mu'awiyah A.D. 680-683/A.H. 60-64 (SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies) PDF

By I. K. A. Howard

This quantity offers with the caliphate of Yazid. Yazid was once now not authorised as a valid caliph by way of some of the prime Muslims of the time, and, for this reason, al-Tabari has focused his account of Yazid's caliphate nearly completely at the competition to him. This competition had its management in of the top Islamic figures of the time, al-Husayn, the son of the caliph 'Ali, and Ibn al-Zubayr, a number one Muslim who felt that he had had a few claims to the caliphate himself. the 1st rebellion used to be led by way of al-Husayn. This insurrection, even if ineffectual in army phrases, is essential for the historical past of Islam, as al-Husayn got here to be appeared by way of Shi'ite Muslims because the martyred imam; his martyrdom remains to be honored each year via them.

In his account al-Tabari has preserved for us many of the earliest old writing at the topic. the volume of area he devotes to this occasion exhibits the significance it had already assumed by way of his personal time. the second one rebellion, that of Ibn al-Zubayr, was once even more severe in quick phrases. The riot or civil struggle could be divided into levels. This quantity covers the 1st degree, finishing with the well timed loss of life of Yazid, which stored Ibn al-Zubayr from defeat.

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Download E-books The History of al-Tabari Vol. 38: The Return of the Caliphate to Baghdad: The Caliphates of al-Mu'tadid, al-Muktafi and al-Muqtadir A.D. 892-915/A.H. 279-302 (SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies) PDF

By Franz Rosenthal

The concluding pages of al-Tabari's History conceal the caliphates of al-Mu'tadid and al-Muktafi and the start of the reign of al-Muqtadir--altogether a interval of 23 turbulent years in international heritage. even if al-Tabari has woven skillful narratives and quoted vital records verbatim, a lot of the data contains short notes jotted down by way of an observant and well-placed modern who witnessed the occasions as they happened. The reporting is hence either bright and, inside of limits, traditionally trustworthy. Happenings at court docket, army actions at the northern and japanese frontiers of the empire, and the problems as a result of the Qarmatian flow are all dropped at lifestyles during this quantity.

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Download E-books The Armies of the Caliphs: Military and Society in the Early Islamic State (Warfare and History) PDF

By Hugh Kennedy

The Armies of the Caliphs is the 1st significant examine of the connection among military and society within the early Islamic interval, and divulges the pivotal function of the army in politics.

Through a thorough examination of recruitment, fee, weaponry and fortifications within the armies, The Armies of the Caliphs bargains the main complete view thus far of ways the early Muslim Empire grew to regulate such a lot of humans. utilizing Arabic chronicles, surviving records, and archaeological facts, this booklet analyzes the army and the face of conflict, and gives a well timed reassessment of the early Islamic State.

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Download E-books A Critical Introduction to Khomeini PDF

By Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Because the architect of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini continues to be essentially the most inspirational and enigmatic figures of the 20 th century. The revolution positioned Iran on the vanguard of center East politics and of the Islamic revival. 20 years after his dying, Khomeini is respected as a non secular and political figurehead in Iran and in huge swathes of the Islamic global, whereas within the West he's remembered by means of many as a dictator and because the instigator of Islamist disagreement. Arshin Adib-Moghaddam brings jointly either unique and rising students during this complete quantity, which covers all elements of Khomeini's existence and seriously examines Khomeini the flesh presser, the thinker, and the religious chief. The e-book info Khomeini's early years in exile from Iran, the revolution itself, and occasions that happened thereafter together with the hostage quandary and the Iran-Iraq battle. finally, the publication considers his legacy in Iran - the place Khomeini's picture has been utilized by either reformist and conservative politicians to enhance their very own agendas - and extra afield in different components of the Islamic international and within the West. Written by means of students from various disciplinary backgrounds, the ebook will turn out important to scholars and normal readers attracted to the existence and instances of Khomeini and the politics of Islam that he encouraged.

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Download E-books In the Line of Fire : A Memoir PDF

By Pervez Musharraf

Based on Time journal, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf holds "the world's most threatening job." He has two times come inside inches of assassination. His forces have stuck greater than 670 individuals of al Qaeda within the mountains and towns, but many others stay at huge and energetic, together with Osama bin weighted down and Ayman Al Zawahiri. lengthy locked in a dangerous embody with its nuclear neighbor India, Pakistan has come with regards to full-scale warfare on events because it first exploded a nuclear bomb in 1998. As President Musharraf struggles for the safety and political way forward for his country, the stakes couldn't be greater for the realm at huge. it's extraordinary for a sitting head of country to jot down a memoir as revelatory, exact, and gripping as within the Line of fireplace. right here, for the 1st time, readers can get a firsthand view of the struggle on terror in its primary theater. President Musharraf information the manhunts for Osama and Zawahiri and their best lieutenants, entire with harrowing cat-and-mouse video games, informants, interceptions, and bloody firefights. He tells the tales of the near-miss assassination makes an attempt, not just opposed to himself yet opposed to Shaukut Aziz (later elected top minister) and one in all his most sensible military officials (later the vice leader of military staff), and of the kidnapping and beheading of Daniel Pearl -- in addition to the forensic and shoe-leather investigations that exposed the perpetrators. He information the army's mountain operations that experience swept numerous valleys fresh, and he talks in regards to the parts of North Waziristan the place al Qaeda remains to be working. but the struggle on terror is only one of the numerous headline-making topics in within the Line of fireside. the whole tale of the occasions that introduced President Musharraf to energy in 1999 is instructed for the 1st time. He unearths new info of the 1999 disagreement with India in Kashmir (the Kargil clash) and gives a suggestion for resolving the Kashmir dispute. He deals a portrait of Mullah Omar, with tales of Pakistan's makes an attempt to barter with him. touching on A. Q. Khan and his proliferation community, he explains what the govt. knew and whilst it knew it, and he finds interesting information of Khan's operations and the investigations into them. additionally, President Musharraf takes many stances that might make information. He demands the Muslim international to acknowledge Israel as soon as a plausible Palestinian nation is created. He urges the repeal of Pakistan's 1979 Hudood legislation. He demands the emancipation of ladies and for his or her complete political equality with males. He tells the unhappy tale of Pakistan's adventure with democracy and what he has performed to make it potential.

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Download E-books Technology, Tradition and Survival: Aspects of Material Culture in the Middle East and Central Asia (History and Society in the Islamic World) PDF

The individuals tackle the background, originality, kind and class of conventional technology, know-how and fabric tradition within the heart East and imperative Asia, their impression at the heritage of Europe and the West, and the danger posed by means of glossy Western applied sciences.

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