'The Book of Tribulations: the Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition' : An Annotated Translation by Nu'Aym b. Hammad Al-Marwazi, Paperback Book

'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

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'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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Interfaith relations
  • ISBN: 9781474424103

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