Arabs And Iranians In The Islamic Conquest Narrative: Memory And Identity Construction In Islamic Historiography, 750¿1050 by Scott SavranArabs And Iranians In The Islamic Conquest Narrative: Memory And Identity Construction In Islamic Historiography, 750¿1050 by Scott Savran

Arabs And Iranians In The Islamic Conquest Narrative: Memory And Identity Construction In Islamic…

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Hardcover | September 15, 2017

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Arabs and Iranians in the Islamic Conquest Narrative analyzes how early Muslim historians merged the pre-Islamic histories of the Arab and Iranian peoples into a didactic narrative culminating with the Arab conquest of Iran.¿

This book provides an in-depth examination of Islamic historical accounts of the encounters between representatives of these two peoples that took place in the centuries prior to the coming of Islam. By doing this, it uncovers anachronistic projections of dynamic identity and political discourses within the contemporaneous Islamic world.¿ It shows how the formulaic placement of such embellishment within the context of the narrative served to justify the Arabs¿ rise to power, whilst also explaining the fall of the Iranian Sasanian empire.¿The objective of this book is not simply to mine Islamic historical chronicles for the factual data they contain about the pre-Islamic period, but rather to understand how the authors of these works thought about this era.¿

By investigating the intersection between early Islamic memory, identity construction, and power discourses, this book will benefit researchers and students of Islamic history and literature and Middle Eastern Studies.¿¿

Scott Savran is Visiting Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech University
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Title:Arabs And Iranians In The Islamic Conquest Narrative: Memory And Identity Construction In Islamic…Format:HardcoverDimensions:258 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415749689

ISBN - 13:9780415749688

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction  

2. Shifting Patterns of Identity and Early Islamic Historiography in Context 

3. The Opening of the Drama: Sh¿p¿r and the Sheikh 

4. Bahr¿m V G¿r, the Lakhmids, and the Hephthalite Disaster 

5. The Twilight of Sasanian Power: Khusraw I An¿shirv¿n and the Saga of ¿imyar 

6. The Buildup to the Confrontation: Khusraw II Parv¿z and the Rise of the Arabs 

7. The Climax: The Islamic Victory over the Sasanians 

8. Conclusion