Al-Maqrizi's al-Habar 'an al-basar (Vol. V, Section 4). Persia and Its Kings, Part I

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Title: Al-Maqrizi's al-Habar 'an al-basar (Vol. V, Section 4). Persia and Its Kings, Part I
Author: Hämeen-Anttila, Jaakko
Publisher: Brill
Date: 2017
ISBN: 978-90-04-35599-6
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/313099
Abstract: Al-Maqrīzī's (d. 845/1442) last work, al-Ḫabar ʿan al-bašar, was completed a year before his death. This volume, edited by Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, covers the history of pre-Islamic Iran from the Creation to the Parthians. Al-Maqrīzī's work shows how Arab historians integrated Iran into world history and how they harmonized various currents of historiography (Middle Persian historiography, Islamic sacred history, Greek and Latin historiography). Among al-Ḫabar's sources is Kitāb Hurūšiyūš, the Arabic translation of Paulus Orosius' Historiarum adversum paganos libri vii. This source has only been preserved in one defective copy, and al-Maqrīzī's text helps to fill in some of its lacunae.
Description: This title is published in Open Access with the support of the University of Helsinki.
Subject (ysa): history
Middle Ages
Islam
Arabs
Iranians
Rights: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives)


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