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Introduction: Conversion Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Ayman S. Ibrahim

in Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 1 introduces the topic of investigation by explaining the research problem and the state of the art. It shows how some modern scholars believe that classical Muslim sources include scarce ... More


The twelfth-century accounts of the battle of Manzikert

Carole Hillenbrand

in Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol: The Battle of Manzikert

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625727
eISBN:
9780748671359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625727.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter gives translations of the earliest surviving Muslim accounts of the battle of Manzikert dating from the twelfth century (five in Arabic and one in Persian). These narratives, which are ... More


Precursors of Conversion Themes under the Umayyads

Ayman S. Ibrahim

in Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 2 is devoted to sources attributed to pre-ᶜAbbāsid writers, who lived and wrote during the Umayyad Caliphate: Sulaym ibn Qays (d. 76/695), Ibn Shihāb al-Zuhrī (d. 124/741), and Mūsā ibn ᶜUqba ... More


Establishing Pro-ᶜAbbāsid Orthodoxy: Conversion Themes in Islamic Historiography under the Early ᶜAbbāsids (ca. 133/750–218/833)

Ayman S. Ibrahim

in Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 3 examines conversion themes in pre-miḥna historical works, written by historians who lived and wrote before the enforcement of the miḥna in 218/833. These works are the earliest available ... More


Attempts at Compromise: Conversion Themes in Islamic Historiography in the Aftermath of the Miḥna (218/833–299/911)

Ayman S. Ibrahim

in Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 4 focuses on the aftermath of the miḥna and the continued fight for orthodoxy in the period (218/833–299/911). It examines the interaction between the caliphs and their historians, tracing ... More


Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Ayman S. Ibrahim

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Why did non-Muslims convert to Islam during Muhammad’s life and under his immediate successors? How did Muslim historians portray these conversions? Why did their portrayals differ significantly? To ... More


Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol: The Battle of Manzikert

Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625727
eISBN:
9780748671359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625727.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Although the Turks ruled the Middle East for a millennium, their history is still insufficiently known both in the West and in the Arabic and Persian-speaking lands. This book focuses on Turkey's key ... More


Conclusion

Ayman S. Ibrahim

in Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 5 presents a cohesive conclusion, summarizing the findings, rehearsing the arguments, and synthesizing the concluding remarks of the entire study. Islamic historiography presents varying ... More


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