Chase F. Robinson, "Islamic Historiography"
Publisher: Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 0521629365 | edition 2002 | PDF | 200 pages | 1,07 mb
Chase Robinson's book is a timely introduction to Islamic historiography, from its origins in the seventh and eighth centuries to the fifteenth century. It covers the rise of the tradition, the historians' principal genres, assumptions and methods, and stresses the social and political functions of historical writing. It is an authoritative guide for students with little or no background in Islamic history or Arabic.