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History of al-Tabari Volume XL, The


Alex V. Popovkin, Everett K. Rowson

Publication Year: 2007

Completed in 1999 by a distinguished group of Arabists and historians of Islam, the annotated translation of al-T|abariµ’s History is arguably the most celebrated chronicle produced in the Islamic lands on the history of the world and the early centuries of Islam. This fortieth volume, the Index, compiled by Alex V. Popovkin under the supervision of Everett K. Rowson, serves as an essential reference tool. It offers scholars and general readers convenient access to the wealth of information provided by this massive work. The Index comprises not only all names of persons and places mentioned by al-T|abariµ, with abundant cross-referencing, but also a very broad range of subject entries, on everything from “pomegranates” to forms of “punishment.” The volume includes a separate index of Qur

Published by: State University of New York Press

Series: SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies (discontinued)

The History of al-Tabarı

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pp. vii-ix

With the publication of this index volume, the annotated English translation of al-Tabarı’s History (Ta¡rıkh al-rusul wa¡l-muluk) in forty volumes is completed. The project began in 1979 and the last volume of the translation itself (Volume V, tr. by C. E. Bosworth) appeared in 1999...

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Perhaps the magnitude and richness of a work like al-Tabarı’s History can be fully appreciated only when one attempts to index it. Thousands of personal names (all too many of them beginning with Muhammad),thousands of place names (some of them otherwise unknown, and what are the vowels?), and most of all thousands of subjects alluded to, briefly...

List of Volumes and Scholars

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pp. xiii-xiv

Guide to the Index

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pp. xv-xx


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Index of Quranic Citations and Allusions

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pp. 585-604

Errata et Emendanda

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pp. 605-674

E-ISBN-13: 9780791479155
Print-ISBN-13: 9780791472514

Page Count: 696
Publication Year: 2007

Series Title: SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies (discontinued)