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The Salient Themes of Early Historical Tradition
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Abd al-Malik Abū according accounts actually al-Balādhurī al-Tabarī already appear Arabs areas army arrangement battle begin Byzantine caliph character claim collections commander compilations completely concerning conclude connection conquest considered da'wa death described discussed documents E.J. Brill early Islamic enemy equality examples fact Finally formula further Futūḥ al-buldān Futūḥ Misr give groups hand historical Ibn Abd al-Hakam Ibn Isḥāq important indications individual instance isnād Khālid Kitāb known land later letter lists literary material matter Medina mentioned messenger motif Muḥammad Muslims Nihāwand Noth occur offer original particular period Persian persons possible present Press Prophet question reason refer reports represent result ridda Sa'd Sayf in al-Tabarī Sayf in ibid secondary sent sources supposed Syria Ta’rīkh theme topoi topos tradents traditions transmitted treaty Umar Uthmān various versions victory warriors