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The History of Al-Tabari Vol. 34: Incipient Decline: The Caliphates of Al-Wathiq, Al-Mutawakkil, and Al-Muntasir A.D. 841-863/A.H. 227-248

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The events described in this volume took place during al-Tabari's own time. Al-Tabari was thus writing "contemporary history," and his narrative, often based on first-hand reports, is drawn in vivid and arresting detail. The volume portrays the summit of "the Samarra period," following al-Mu'tasim's transfer of the 'Abbasid capital upstream from Baghdad to Samarra. Three caliphs are portrayed in this volume: al-Mu'tasim's son and successor, al-Wathiq; al-Wathiq's brother al-Mutawakkil; and al-Mutawakkil's son al-Muntasir. ...

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The History of Al-Tabari Vol. 34: Incipient Decline: The Caliphates of Al-Wathiq, Al-Mutawakkil, and Al-Muntasir A.D. 841-863/A.H. 227-248
1989, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780887068751

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The History of Al-Tabari Vol. 34: Incipient Decline: The Caliphates of Al-Wathiq, Al-Mutawakkil, and Al-Muntasir A.D. 841-863/A.H. 227-248
1989, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780887068744

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