Download e-book for kindle: Abbasid Studies IV (Occasional Papers) by Monique Bernards

By Monique Bernards

ISBN-10: 0906094984

ISBN-13: 9780906094983

Soon after their profitable revolution in 750 advert, the Abbāsids supplanted the Umayyad dynasty, outfitted the recent urban of Baghdad, Iraq which grew to become the capital of the Islamic Empire. The civilization that the Abbāsids helped to create carried forth the torch of information lit via historic Greece, Rome, Byzantium, and Persia. including a lot of their very own special contributions, the Abbāsid dynasty left an indelible mark at the background of humankind.
This present collection of ʿAbbāsid stories provides a colorful mosaic of recent study into classical Arabic texts that sheds mild on major ancient, political, cultural and non secular facets of the ʿAbbāsid period and gives perception into how the basics of philology are formed. very good vistas of historic goals open up whereas ʿAbbāsid armies clatter and collide; photos are conjured of murderous caliphs, international having a look littérateurs and speaking gadgets. We see a full of life self portrait of a pupil being affected by the presentation of his personal picture and a Persian courtier on exploratory missions all over the world acquiring eyewitness testimony of the wonders of the realm. We examine of magic swimming pools, all-seeing mirrors, the abduction of a lute-playing shepherd; a Baghdadi party-pooper at an Isfahani party monopolising all individuals with an awesome speech until eventually the narrator drunkenly passes out at the flooring, and lots more and plenty more.
ʿAbbāsid experiences IV is the most recent contribution to the hot sequence of The Occasional Papers of the varsity of ʿAbbāsid reports. The participants to this publication are David Bennett, Amikam Elad, Antonella Ghersetti, Joseph Lowry, Letizia Osti, Ignacio Sanchez, Emily Selove, John Turner, Johan Weststeijn, and Travis Zadeh.

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