By Michael G. Morony
This quantity offers for the 1st time in English Tabari's entire account of the twenty-year lengthy reign of the 5th caliph, Mu'awiyah (661-680). the significance of this account lies partially in Tabari's citation of significant parts of the paintings of prior authors, akin to Abu Mikhnaf and different eighth-century compilers. it's also major simply because Tabari's collection of topics has had a decisive impact on smooth interpretations of this era, really at the id of what the $64000 matters have been within the works of Henri Lammens and Julius Wellhausen. the following you can learn the fascinating account of the Khariji rebel of Mustawrid ibn Ullifah, the awesome yet arguable list of the governorship of Ziyad b. Abihi, the enjoyable escapades of the poet Farazdaq in his formative years, and the tragic tale of Hibn 'Adi. Tabari's presentation of alternative issues of view approximately those and different occasions makes his account an necessary resource for early Islamic historical past.
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