Poetics of Islamic Historiography: Deconstructing Tabari's History by ProQuest


While approaching al-Tabari as literature reveals interesting aspects of the work that many of us who have mined it for details might have overlooked, it also allows Shoshan to sidestep crucial questions about al-Tabari's sources and their authenticity. The first section focuses on specific poetic techniques al-Tabari used, while the second section offers detailed case studies of alTabari's treatment of four major events in the early Islamic period.

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