By Kenneth M. Setton, Marshall W. Baldwin

The six volumes of A background of the Crusades will stand because the definitive historical past of the Crusades, spanning 5 centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian views, and containing a wealth of data and research of the heritage, politics, economics, and tradition of the medieval international.

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Y. -923. The `Abbasid Caliphate in equilibrium.  30) (SUNY series in Near Eastern studies) (Bibliotheca Persica) Translation of extracts from: Ta'rikh al-rusul wa-al- muluk. Bibliography: p. Includes index.  30.  Series: SUNY series in Near Eastern studies. ) 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Page v PREFACE The History of Prophets and Kings [Ta'rikh al-rusul wa'l-muluk) by Abu Ja`far Muhammad b. Jarir al-Tabari (839-923), here rendered as the History of al-Tabari, is by common consent the most important universal history produced in the world of Islam.

Hasan's Uprising and His Role in These Events 115 Yahya b. `Abdallah al-`Alawi's Altercation with Bakkar b. `Abdallah al-Zubayri 120 Al-Rashid's Repudiation of Yahya b. `Abdallah's Guarantee of Safe- Conduct 125 More Accusations from the Zubayri Family against Yahya b. `Abdallah al-`Alawi 126 The Internecine Strife (fitnah) among the North and South Arabs in Syria 132 The Reason behind al-Rashid's Appointment of Ja`far al-Barmaki over Egypt and the Latter's Appointment of 'Umar b. Mihran (as His Deputy) over It 134 The Events of the Year 577 (793/794) 139 The Events of the Year 178 (794/795) 141 Harthamah b.

Page xxviii Map 2 The Arab-Byzantine Marches During This Period.  Al-Mahdi died at Masabadhan,2 having pres- ent with him his son Harun and having left his mawla al-Rabi`3 behind in Baghdad as his deputy there. , 158-61.  Minorsky).  Atiya).  Khalid went to Harun, and the latter said to Yahya, "O my father, what is your opinion about what `Umar b.  The genesis of a military system, 107-9, 131 ff.  b, la na'manu.  al-`Uyun wa-al-hada'iq, 282, 285; Ibn al-Athir, al-Kamil, VI, 88.  Yahya were foster-brothers.

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