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First Dynasty of Islam The Umayyad Caliphate, AD 661-750

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ISBN-10: 0415240735

ISBN-13: 9780415240734

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: G. R. Hawting

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This introductory survey of this complex period in Arab and Islamic history is once more made available, with the addition of a new introduction by the author which examines recent significant contributions to scholarship in the field.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/8/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Conventions Abbreviations Glossary Figures and Maps Foreword to the 2nd edition Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction: The importance of the Umayyad period and its place in Islamic history Islamisation Arabisation The Umayyads in Muslim tradition
The Umayyad family and its rise to the Caliphate The background of the Umayyads Mu'awiya's aquisition of the Caliphate
The Sufyanids Organisation and administration of the Caliphate events and prsonalities of the Sufyanid period
The Second Civil War
'Abd al-Malik and al-Hajjaj Changes in government and administratioin Al-Hajjaj in Iraq
The Development of Factionalism and the problems of Islamisation The family of al-Muhallab and the development of factionalism 'Umar II and the Mawali Hisham and Kahlid al-Qasri
The Third Civil War and the Caliphate of Marwan II Walid II Yazid III Marwan II
The Overthrow of the Umayyad Caliphate The Muslims of Khurasan The Army The 'Abbasids and the Hashimiyya The Umayyad collapse
A Note on the Sources
Modern Developments in the study of and attitudes to Umayyad history
Bibliographic postscript to the 2nd edition