Ansab al-ashraf by Ahmad b. Yahya b. Jabir al-Baladhuri [ibn] - Volume VI B [6,2 / 6 B] [THIS VOLUME ONLY].
[SERIES]: The Max Schloessinger Memorial Series - Texts 7.
al-Baladhuri, Ahmad ibn Yahya [b. Jabir] / Athamina, Khalil [Ed.]
Place of Publication
The Max Schloessinger Memorial Fund / The Institute of Asian and African Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
VOLUME VI B ONLY (6,2 / 6 B). RARE critical edition of one of the parts of al-Baladhuri`s (d.892) magnum opus `Ansab al-Ashraf` (`Lineage of the Nobles`) - a biographical work in genealogical order devoted to the Arab aristocracy, from Muhammad and his contemporaries to the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphs. In this part al-Baladhuri deals with the career of the Umayyad caliph Hisham b.Abd al-Malik (724-743). Contains an English introduction by the editor - Prof. Athamina Khalil (b.1934) of Birzeit University in Ramallah. 220x150mm. 18+306 pages [+20]. Softcover with dust-jacket. Jacket front side bottom edge torn in two places. Jacket upper edges and corners worn/wrinkled. Spine slightly wrinkled. Spine bottom edge bumped and wrinkled. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare critical edition of a key biographical work by one of the eminent medieval Muslim historians is otherwise in very good condition.