By Dilip Hiro
During this updated, painstakingly researched dictionary, writer Dilip Hiro brings essentially the most tumultuous areas of the area to our fingertips. it truly is easy-to-read, basic to take advantage of, authoritative, and entire. If deals quite a lot of alphabetically prepared details on subject matters starting from present affairs, background and politics to religions, literature and vacationer destinations.
Topics lined comprise: Arab Spring, Arab-Israeli Wars, Biographies, Christianity and Christian Sects, Civil Wars, kingdom Profiles, Ethnic teams, executive, Gulf Wars, ancient locations, heritage, Hostages, overseas Agreements and Treaties, Islam and Islamic Sects, Judaism and Jewish Sects, Languages, Literary Personalities, army and armed forces Leaders, Nonconventional and Nuclear guns, Oil and gasoline, Peace strategy, Politics, neighborhood Conflicts, faith, Terrorism, vacationer locations, United international locations, and lots more and plenty more.
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Abdallah b. Hasan 205 The Barmakis' Wealth and Ostentation as a Reason for Their Fall 209 The Barmakis' Growing Fears of the Caliph's Threatening Intentions 210 The Alleged Misconduct between Ja`far and the Caliph's Sister `Abbasah 214 The Killing of Ja`far 216 Poetry Written on the Fall of the Barmakis 226 Al-Rashid's Anger against `Abd al-Malik b. Salih and His Consequent Imprisonment 230 Al-Qasim's Raid into the Byzantine Lands 238 The Correspondence between the Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus and al-Rashid on the Occasion of the Former's Breaking the Peace Agreement, and the Caliph's Punitive Measures against the Byzantines 239 Al-Rashid's Killing of Ibrahim b.
4. Tabari, III, 586, 590 (below, 67, 72-73). Page xix Caliph and his age, such as E. H. Palmer's Haroun Alraschid, Caliph of Baghdad (London and Belfast, 1881), H. St. J. B. Philby's Harun al Rashid (London, 1933), and Sir John Glubb's Haroun al Rasheed and the great Abbasids (London, 1976). , as God's vicegerent on earth, with the servility thereby engendered) in which he was placed almost necessarily crushed all really human feelings in him.... "6 Philby asserted that "the reigns of Harun and his son Mamun stand out conspicuously against the dark background of the world's ignorance as beacons welcoming the rebirth of the arts and sciences after their long eclipse," but he readily conceded that ''in surveying the circumstances of Harun's Califate we seem to be assisting at the spectacle of a heart beating fast and furiously in a paroxysm of fever which was reducing the body of an empire to the extremes of sickness and misery.
Minorsky). Atiya). Khalid went to Harun, and the latter said to Yahya, "O my father, what is your opinion about what `Umar b. The genesis of a military system, 107-9, 131 ff. b, la na'manu. al-`Uyun wa-al-hada'iq, 282, 285; Ibn al-Athir, al-Kamil, VI, 88. Yahya were foster-brothers. al-`Uyun, 282; Ibn al-Athir, VI, 96. " Yahya said, ''Because this is an affair which cannot be concealed, and I do not feel confident that the army, when they get to know, will accompany his funeral bier and that they will not say, 'We won't let it go forward freely until we are given pay allotments for three years or more,' or that they will not make arbitrary claims [yatahakkamu] and act wrongfully.
A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Middle East by Dilip Hiro