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Classical Arabic Biography : The Heirs of the Prophets in the Age of al-Ma'mun.

By: Series: Cambridge Studies in Islamic CivilizationPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000Copyright date: ©2000Description: 1 online resource (242 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780511150555
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Classical Arabic Biography : The Heirs of the Prophets in the Age of al-Ma'munDDC classification:
  • 892.09492
LOC classification:
  • DS38.16 .C66 2000
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Note on transliteration -- Note on dating systems -- Glossary -- CHAPTER 1 The development of the genre -- Akhbar, Hadith, and Sira -- Professional specialization and collective biography -- Rijal-works and Hadith-biography -- Musicians -- Poets -- Grammarians -- The taifa model -- History and biography -- CHAPTER 2 The caliph al-Mamun -- Introduction -- Al-Mamun in history -- Al-Mamun and his biographers -- Ibn Abi Tahir's Kitab Baghdad -- Al-Tabari's sira-section -- Al-Masudi's Muruj -- The Sunni revival of al-Mamun -- The Hadıth-men strike back -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER 3 The Imam Ali al-Rida -- Introduction -- The construction of al-Rida's imamate -- Abu al-Salt al-Harawi and the death of the Imam -- Abu al-Salt and Ibn Babawayh -- Collision and collusion among the taifas -- The tradition of criticism -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER 4 The Hadith-scholar Ahmad Ibn Hanbal -- Introduction -- Ibn Hanbal and the proto-Sunni community -- The first mihna-accounts -- The capitulation reports -- The Hanbali response -- The cult of sanctity -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER 5 The renunciant Bishr al-Hafi -- Introduction -- Early images of Bishr -- The emergence of Sufism -- Bishr in early Sufi biography -- Bishr in the later biographical tradition -- Bishr's conversion -- Bishr's rejection of Hadith -- Bishr's fame -- Bishr's barefootedness -- Bishr's sisters -- Bishr and Ibn Hanbal -- Conclusions -- Conclusions -- Appendix: The circumstances of Ali al-Rida's death -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: This 2000 study explores the origins and development of classical Arabic biography.
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Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Note on transliteration -- Note on dating systems -- Glossary -- CHAPTER 1 The development of the genre -- Akhbar, Hadith, and Sira -- Professional specialization and collective biography -- Rijal-works and Hadith-biography -- Musicians -- Poets -- Grammarians -- The taifa model -- History and biography -- CHAPTER 2 The caliph al-Mamun -- Introduction -- Al-Mamun in history -- Al-Mamun and his biographers -- Ibn Abi Tahir's Kitab Baghdad -- Al-Tabari's sira-section -- Al-Masudi's Muruj -- The Sunni revival of al-Mamun -- The Hadıth-men strike back -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER 3 The Imam Ali al-Rida -- Introduction -- The construction of al-Rida's imamate -- Abu al-Salt al-Harawi and the death of the Imam -- Abu al-Salt and Ibn Babawayh -- Collision and collusion among the taifas -- The tradition of criticism -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER 4 The Hadith-scholar Ahmad Ibn Hanbal -- Introduction -- Ibn Hanbal and the proto-Sunni community -- The first mihna-accounts -- The capitulation reports -- The Hanbali response -- The cult of sanctity -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER 5 The renunciant Bishr al-Hafi -- Introduction -- Early images of Bishr -- The emergence of Sufism -- Bishr in early Sufi biography -- Bishr in the later biographical tradition -- Bishr's conversion -- Bishr's rejection of Hadith -- Bishr's fame -- Bishr's barefootedness -- Bishr's sisters -- Bishr and Ibn Hanbal -- Conclusions -- Conclusions -- Appendix: The circumstances of Ali al-Rida's death -- Bibliography -- Index.

This 2000 study explores the origins and development of classical Arabic biography.

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