A Survey of Early Muslim Historiography - Softcover
Author: Muhidin Mulalic
Publisher: A.S. Nordeen
This outstanding survey provides a straightforward idea of Muslim historiography. By employing holistic approach, this book goes beyond simple description, showing the deep connection between various historical developments and the Muslim historiography. Then through study of sirah-al maghazi, tabaqat, nasab and futuhat, as clearly illustrated in this book, shows how Muslim historiography originated and developed from within. This book also makes special reference to the role of hadith, fiqh, kalam, tafsir, linguistics, philosophy, and literature in Muslim historiography. Another added value of this book is employing research methodology and using of classical sources. Various genres such as sirah, al-maghazi, tabaqat, nasab and futuhat, and adab and, as well as, the works of Muslim historians such as Ibn Ishaq, al-Waqidi, Ibn Sa'd al-Baladhuri, al-Ya'qubi, Ibn Qutaybah, al-Dinawari and Tabari are discussed.
Here is a volume that presents the Holy Qur'an and Hadith as the foundations of Muslim historiography. The readers can also enjoy reading about historical, religious and cultural dynamism which contributed to the emergence of voluminous historical works, historical methodology and philosophy of history.