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The Conversion to Islam

John C. Wilkinson

in Ibâḍism: Origins and Early Development in Oman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588268
eISBN:
9780191595400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588268.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses pre-Islamic religion and the conversion of the Arab tribes in Oman, how they drove the Persian occupants out and took possession of the settled lands. It then examines the ... More


The Omani Tribes in Basra

John C. Wilkinson

in Ibâḍism: Origins and Early Development in Oman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588268
eISBN:
9780191595400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588268.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter pursues the fortunes of the Azd and other ‘Gulf’ tribes in the Fârs campaign and then in Basra, their role in the Battle of the Camel, and the formation of the Azd khums. Misapprehension ... More


Imām al-Kitmān

Adam R. Gaiser

in Muslims, Scholars, Soldiers: The Origin and Elaboration of the Ibadi Imamate Traditions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738939
eISBN:
9780199894598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738939.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the leadership of the IbādΔī community during the state of secrecy (kitmān). It shows how ‘ilm became an essential trait of the imāmate through the early circles of quietist ... More


Iraq

Toby Dodge

in Exit Strategies and State Building

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199760114
eISBN:
9780199949991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760114.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the various exit strategies pursued by the United States following its invasion of Iraq in March 2003. It argues that preinvasion planning was shaped by a naïve optimism and an ... More


Basra, the Gulf, the Arabian Sea, India

G.J. GRÉLOT

in The Travels and Journal of Ambrosio Bembo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249387
eISBN:
9780520940130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249387.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Basra was located half on one side and half on the other of the body of water. It was three times the length of Baghdad, but now it is half destroyed. There were many date palm trees and earth houses ... More


Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

David Ucko and Robert Egnell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book provides a detailed account of the British army's involvement in the Basra and Helmand campaigns. It looks at the contributions and limitations of traditional tactics in such settings, and ... More


The British in Basra: With Heads Held High into the Abyss

David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell

in Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes the Basra operations of the British armed forces in Iraq. Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair involved his country's armed forces in the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Basra, ... More


Legal Knowledge and Local Practices under the Early ʿAbbāsids

Mathieu Tillier

in History and Identity in the Late Antique Near East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199915408
eISBN:
9780199332816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915408.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter examines the development of a ‘normative pluralism’ in Muslim jurisprudence under the ʿAbbāsids. It emphasises that the caliphs had risen to power through their claims to ‘restore ... More


Basra, Iraq, September 2003

Samantha Newbery

in Interrogation, intelligence and security: Controversial British Techniques

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091483
eISBN:
9781781708552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091483.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The Iraq case is the best-known of the three examined in this book because of the recent press coverage it has received. The ‘five techniques’ were used in a Temporary Detention Facility in Basra in ... More


The Other Shore: Dialogue and Difference in Mahdī cTsā al-Ṣaqr’s al-Shāṭiɔ al-thānī

Fabio Caiani and Catherine Cobham

in The Iraqi Novel: Key Writers, Key Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748641413
eISBN:
9780748695225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641413.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter introduces the work of al-Saqr by focusing on al-Shati‘ al-thani (‘The Other Shore’, 1998), the novel in which the author’s style and narrative techniques reached maturity. The chapter ... More


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