'The Book of Tribulations: the Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition' : An Annotated Translation by Nu'Aym b. Hammad Al-Marwazi Paperback
Part of the Edinburgh Critical Studies in Shakespeare and Philosophy series
'The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition' is the earliest complete Muslim apocalyptic text to survive, and as such has considerable value as a primary text.
It is unique in its importance for Islamic history: focusing upon the central Syrian city of Hims, it gives us a picture of the personalities of the city, the tribal conflicts within, the tensions between the proto-Muslim community and the majority Christian population, and above all details about the wars with the Byzantines.
Additionally, Nuaym gives us a range of both the Umayyad and the Abbasid official propaganda, which was couched in apocalyptic and messianic terms.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 248 pages
- Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
- Publication Date: 31/07/2017
- Category: Interfaith relations
- ISBN: 9781474424103