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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


Viewpoints Around 1000: Ṭūs, Baṣra, Baghdad, Pisa

Garth Fowden

in Before and After Muhammad: The First Millennium Refocused

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158532
eISBN:
9781400848164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158532.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers the years around 1000 as a viewing point from which to consolidate the argument that emphasizes the First Millennium's distinctiveness. It explores four themes broached earlier ... 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


The Turning of the Wheel: The Beginning of the Iranian Offensive on Iraqi Soil—The First Basra Campaign (July 1982)

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the beginning of the Iranian offensive on Iraqi soil, which were a turning point in the development of the war, and an opening of a new phase. It describes the preparations on ... More


The Iranian Effort Returns to the Southern Front (1984): The Tigris, Maysan, First Huweize Marshes, and Second Basra Battles

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0015
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with a new phase of the Iranian offensives against Iraqi territories in the southern front, that were launched in several sectors in parallel—the Tigris, Maysan, Huweize Marshes ... More


“The Decisive Year”: The “Karbala” Battles—Phase Two (December 1986–April 1987)

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0020
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the second phase of the “Decisive Year” during December 1986-April 1987. This includes the great “Karbala” operations that were supposed to bring to the fall of Basra and to ... 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


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