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The Resource Classical Arabic biography : the heirs of the prophets in the age of al-Maʼmūn, Michael Cooperson

Classical Arabic biography : the heirs of the prophets in the age of al-Maʼmūn, Michael Cooperson

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Classical Arabic biography : the heirs of the prophets in the age of al-Maʼmūn
Title
Classical Arabic biography
Title remainder
the heirs of the prophets in the age of al-Maʼmūn
Statement of responsibility
Michael Cooperson
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Language
eng
Summary
Pre-modern Arabic biography has served as a major source for the history of Islamic civilization. In this 2000 study exploring 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 tell the life-stories of important historical figures by examining the careers of the Abbasid Caliph al- Ma'mun, the Shiite Imam Ali al-Rida, the Sunni scholar Ahmad Ibn Hanbal and the ascetic Bishr al-Hafi, each of whom represented a tradition of political and spiritual heirship to the Prophet. Drawing on anthropology and comparative religion, as well as history and literary criticism, the book considers how each figure responded to the presence of the others and how these responses were preserved by posterity
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UkCbUP
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Cooperson, Michael
Dewey number
909/.097671
Index
index present
LC call number
DS38.16
LC item number
.C66 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
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  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
  • Literature and history
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Classical Arabic biography : the heirs of the prophets in the age of al-Maʼmūn, Michael Cooperson
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511497469
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511497469
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Classical Arabic biography : the heirs of the prophets in the age of al-Maʼmūn, Michael Cooperson
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511497469
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511497469
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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