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Historical Writing in the Arab World

Youssef M. Choueiri

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 4: 1800-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533091
eISBN:
9780191804359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533091.003.0029
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter looks at the emergence of modern Arab historiography against the background of the advent of modernity in the Arab world and the responses it elicited at the level of its educated ... More


Ventures in Ethnology

BERNARD LEWIS

in Race and Slavery in the Middle East: An Historical Enquiry

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195053265
eISBN:
9780199854561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053265.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The chapter shows how the ancient Arabs divided the world into themselves and others. The ancient Arabs showed an acute awareness of ethnic groups. Their main concern was the different tribes that ... More


Arab Historical Writing

Youssef M. Choueiri

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199225996
eISBN:
9780191863431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199225996.003.0025
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter traces the principal historiographical developments in the Arab world since 1945. It is divided into two major parts. The first part deals with the period extending from 1945 to 1970. ... More


Arabic and Persian Sources for Pre-Islamic Arabia

Harry Munt,, Touraj Daryaee, Omar Edaibat, Robert Hoyland, and Isabel Toral-Niehoff

in Arabs and Empires before Islam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199654529
eISBN:
9780191801433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter illustrates how authors, writing mostly after the advent of Islam, explained and presented some of the events, individuals, and themes covered in Chapters 1–7. In addition to discussing ... More


The Umayyads in Contemporary Arab TV Drama: ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz and al-ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf in Musalsalāt

Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen

in Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam: Perspectives on Umayyad Elites

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190498931
eISBN:
9780190498955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498931.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Throughout the twentieth century the Umayyads have received ambivalent treatments by Arab historians and writers of fiction. This is in no small part due to the tension between their dubious ... More


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