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Early Sunni Historiography

A Study of the <i>Tarikh</i> of Khalifa b. Khayyat

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Early Sunni Historiography by Tobias Andersson
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In Early Sunni Historiography, Tobias Andersson presents the first full-length study of the earliest Islamic chronological history extant: the Tarikh (Chronicle) of the Basran hadith scholar and historian Khalifa b. Khayyat al-'Usfuri (d. 240/854). The book examines how Khalifa worked as a historian in terms of his social and intellectual context, selection of sources, methods of compilation, arrangement of material and narration of key themes in comparison to the wider historiographical tradition. It shows how Khalifa's affiliation with the early Sunni hadith scholars of Basra is reflected in his methods and concerns throughout the Tarikh, while also highlighting similarities to other histories compiled by hadith scholars of the third/ninth century.

Author Biography

Tobias Andersson, Ph.D. (2016), University of Edinburgh, is a researcher at Uppsala University. He has published in the field of Islamic historiography and translated classical Arabic works into English and Swedish.
Release date Australia
October 25th, 2018
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Edition
Approx. 316 Pp. ed.
Imprint
Brill
Pages
324
ISBN-13
9789004383166
Product ID
28255055

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