A Baghdad Chronicle

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 18, 2011 - History - 298 pages
First published in 1929, A Baghdad Chronicle was the work of Reuben Levy, then Lecturer in Persian at the University of Cambridge. The aim of his study was to present an account of Baghdad under the Abbasid Caliphate which included not only the record of conflict and political history of the city, but as much as possible of its social history, with descriptions of the manners and customs of its people. The study thus draws extensively from biographies in addition to historical annals and Levy's own knowledge of the city to create a coherent narrative. It will be of interest to anyone wishing to learn about the history of Baghdad from an early twentieth-century perspective.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
The Building of the City
11
The Expansion of the City
26
In the Golden Prime of Good Haroun
42
CHAPTER v
70
The Reign of Mam1I1n
86
Baghdad without a Caliph
98
Baghdad Restored I 19
119
CHAPTER X
184
The Seljilq Decline
205
CHAPTER XII
219
An Indian Summer
228
CHAPTER XIV
244
CHAPTER xv
252
Notes O
262
Bibliographical List of Authorities I
271

Baghdad under Persian Masters page
154

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