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Poetics of Islamic historiography [electronic resource] : deconstructing �Tabar�i History / by Boaz Shoshan.

By: Shoshan, Boaz.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Islamic history and civilizationStudies and texts: v. 53.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 272 p.).ISBN: 9004137939 acidfree paper; 9789004137936 acidfree paper; 9789047405092 (electronic bk.); 9047405099 (electronic bk.); 1433706490; 9781433706493.Subject(s): �Tabar�i, 838?-923. T�ar�ikh al-rusul wa-al-mul�uk | Historiography | �Tabar�i, 838?-923 | Electronic books | HISTORYGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Poetics of Islamic historiography.DDC classification: 909/.1/072 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Chapter 1: Tropes of Mimesis; Chapter 2: Chronology is a flexible matter; Chapter 3: Theology and Ideology as History; Chapter 4: Tabari's Voice and Hand; Chapter 5: Structure and/as Argument in the Saqifa Account; Chapter 6: 'Uthman's Murder: Points of View and Tabari's Role; Chapter 7: The Battle of Siff�in: An Ironic Story; Chapter 8: Husayn's Martyrdom: A Tragic Story; Epilogue; Select Bibliography; Index;
Summary: This book exposes the mimetic assumption involved in early Islamic historiography, its literary practice and whatever subverts it as reflected in ?abari's History. Four major events in the history of early Islam are then subject to analysis based on literary criticism and are shown to produce a new meaning.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-264) and index.

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Chapter 1: Tropes of Mimesis; Chapter 2: Chronology is a flexible matter; Chapter 3: Theology and Ideology as History; Chapter 4: Tabari's Voice and Hand; Chapter 5: Structure and/as Argument in the Saqifa Account; Chapter 6: 'Uthman's Murder: Points of View and Tabari's Role; Chapter 7: The Battle of Siff�in: An Ironic Story; Chapter 8: Husayn's Martyrdom: A Tragic Story; Epilogue; Select Bibliography; Index;

This book exposes the mimetic assumption involved in early Islamic historiography, its literary practice and whatever subverts it as reflected in ?abari's History. Four major events in the history of early Islam are then subject to analysis based on literary criticism and are shown to produce a new meaning.

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