Islamic Historiography

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Cambridge University Press, 2003 - 237 pages
Chase Robinson's book offers a well-structured, well-composed and timely introduction to Islamic historiography from its origins in the seventh and eighth centuries to the fifteenth century. The book covers the rise of the tradition, the historians' principal genres, assumptions and methods, and stresses the social and political functions of historical writing. It promisese to be a helpful and authoritative guide for students with little or no background in Islamic history or Arabic who are trying to find their way into a complex field.
 

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Origins
3
The emergence of genre
18
Consequences and models
39
Three categories biography prosopography chronography
55
Historiography and traditionalism
83
Historiography and society
103
God and models of history
124
Historians and the truth
143
Vocations and professions
159
Writing history
171
Conclusion
187
Suggestions for further reading
190
Bibliography
200
Index
223
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Chase F. Robinson is University Lecturer in Islamic History at the University of Oxford. His publications include Empire and Elites after the Muslim Conquest: The Transformation of Northern Mesopotamia (2000).

Patricia Crone was born on March 28, 1945 in Kyndelose, Denmark. She received undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. She taught at Oxford University and Cambridge University before joining the Institute for Advanced Study, an independent research center, where she was a professor from 1997 until retiring in 2014. She explored archaeological records and contemporary Greek and Aramaic sources to challenge views on the roots and evolution of Islam. She wrote numerous books during her lifetime including Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World written with Michael Cook, God's Rule: Government and Islam: Six Centuries of Medieval Islamic Political Thought, and The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran. She died from cancer on July 11, 2015 at the age of 70.

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