Sources in Arabic

Carole Hillenbrand

in Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263785
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734304 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Sources in Arabic

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This chapter provides an overview of sources in Arabic. It studies medieval Arabic narrative sources that deal with the period 1025–1204, and presents a survey of medieval Islamic prosopographical material, which includes autobiographical and biographical literature. An analysis of the present state of research on Islamic prosopography is also included. Certain ancillary sources, i.e. inscriptions, are mentioned here. Ancillary sources are considered to be useful prosopographical tools.

Keywords: sources in Arabic; Arabic narrative sources; Islamic prosopographical material; autobiographical literature; biographical literature; Islamic prosopography; ancillary sources

Chapter.  23265 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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