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The Resource Empire and elites after the Muslim conquest : the transformation of northern Mesopotamia, Chase F. Robinson

Empire and elites after the Muslim conquest : the transformation of northern Mesopotamia, Chase F. Robinson

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Empire and elites after the Muslim conquest : the transformation of northern Mesopotamia
Title
Empire and elites after the Muslim conquest
Title remainder
the transformation of northern Mesopotamia
Statement of responsibility
Chase F. Robinson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The study of the early Islamic historical tradition has flourished in recent years with the emergence of a new and innovative scholarship no longer dependent on traditional narratival approaches. Chase Robinson's book, which takes full account of the latest research, interweaves history and historiography to interpret the political, social and economic transformations in Northern Mesopotamia after the Islamic conquests. Using Arabic and Syriac sources to elaborate his argument, the author focuses on the Muslim and Christian elites, demonstrating that the immediate effects of the conquests were in fact modest ones. Significant social change took place only at the end of the seventh century with the imposition of Marwanid rule. Even then, the author argues, social power was diffused in the hands of local elites. This is a sophisticated study at the cutting edge of a burgeoning field in Islamic studies."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Robinson, Chase F
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Islamic Empire
  • Mosul (Iraq)
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
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Empire and elites after the Muslim conquest : the transformation of northern Mesopotamia, Chase F. Robinson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 172-199) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of abbreviations
  • Note on dates and citations
  • Map: The Fertile Crescent in the early Abbasid period
  • 1.
  • Conquest history and its uses.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • seventh-century Jazira.
  • p. 33
  • 3.
  • From garrison to city: the birth of Mosul.
  • p. 63
  • 4.
  • Christian elites in the Mosuli hinterland: the shaharija.
  • p. 90
  • 5.
  • Islam in the north: Jaziran Kharijism.
  • p. 109
  • 6.
  • Massacre and narrative: the Abbasid Revolution in Mosul I.
  • p. 127
  • 7.
  • Massacre and elite politics: the Abbasid Revolution in Mosul II.
  • p. 147
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 165
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 172
  • Index.
  • p. 200
Control code
l20000876081
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 206 p
Isbn
9780521781152
Lccn
lc00023710
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Empire and elites after the Muslim conquest : the transformation of northern Mesopotamia, Chase F. Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 172-199) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of abbreviations
  • Note on dates and citations
  • Map: The Fertile Crescent in the early Abbasid period
  • 1.
  • Conquest history and its uses.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • seventh-century Jazira.
  • p. 33
  • 3.
  • From garrison to city: the birth of Mosul.
  • p. 63
  • 4.
  • Christian elites in the Mosuli hinterland: the shaharija.
  • p. 90
  • 5.
  • Islam in the north: Jaziran Kharijism.
  • p. 109
  • 6.
  • Massacre and narrative: the Abbasid Revolution in Mosul I.
  • p. 127
  • 7.
  • Massacre and elite politics: the Abbasid Revolution in Mosul II.
  • p. 147
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 165
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 172
  • Index.
  • p. 200
Control code
l20000876081
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 206 p
Isbn
9780521781152
Lccn
lc00023710
Other physical details
ill., maps

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