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Islamic Historiography (Chase F Robinson) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) 9780521620819
Islamic Historiography (Chase F Robinson) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) 9780521620819
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Title: Islamic Historiography

Author: Robinson, Chase F

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2002

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521620819

Volumes: 1; Pages: 264

List Price in Cloth: $80.00 Our price: $80.00

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Chase Robinson's book is a timely introduction to Islamic historiography, from its origins in the seventh and eighth centuries to the fifteenth century. It covers the rise of the tradition, the historians' principal genres, assumptions and methods, and stresses the social and political functions of historical writing. It is an authoritative guide for students with little or no background in Islamic history or Arabic.ContentsPart l. Origins and Categories1. Origins2. The emergence of genre3. Consequences and models4. Three categories: biography, prosopography, chronographyPart II. Contexts5. Historiography and traditionalism6. Historiography and society7. God and models of history8. Historians and the truthPart III. How historians worked9. Vocations and professions10. Writing history; Conclusion
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