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Author Ṭabarī, 838?-923.
Title Tārīkh al-rusul wa-al-mulūk. Selections. English
The community divided / translated and annotated by Adrian Brockett.
Imprint New York : State University of New York Press, [1997]
©1997

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Series SUNY series in Near Eastern studies
Ṭabarī, 838?-923. Tārīkh al-rusul wa-al-mulūk. English ; v. 16.
SUNY series in Near Eastern studies.
Bibliotheca Persica (Albany, N.Y.)
Subject ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, Caliph, approximately 600-661.
Camel, Battle of the, Iraq, 656.
Islamic Empire -- History -- 622-661.
Alt Name Brockett, Adrian.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 214 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-202) and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585158835 (electronic bk.)
9780585158839 (electronic bk.)
0791423913 (alk. paper)
0791423921 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 44959624
Additional Format Print version: Ṭabarī, 838?-923. Tārīkh al-rusul wa-al-mulūk. English. Selections. Community divided. New York : State University of New York Press, ©1997 0791423913 (DLC) 96017177 (OCoLC)34617970
Table of Contents
 Preface 
 Abbreviations 
 Editors' Foreword 
 Translator's Foreword 
 An Account of the Allegiance - Who Gave It and When1
 The Settlement of the Affair by Giving of Allegiance to 'Ali b. Abi Talib15
 The Expedition of Qustantin, King of Rum, against the Muslims24
 'Ali Sends Out His Governors to the Garrison Cities26
 Talhah and al-Zubayr Ask 'Ali If They Can Leave32
 'Ali Leaves for al-Rabadhah on His Way to al-Basrah47
 The Buying of the Camel for 'A'ishah and the Report about the Dogs of al-Haw'ab49
 'A'ishah's Remark "By Allah! I Will Seek Vengeance for the Blood of 'Uthman!" and Her Departure for al-Basrah with Talhah and al-Zubayr and Their Followers52
 Their Entry into al-Basrah and the Battle between Them and 'Uthman b. Hunayf56
 An Account of 'Ali b. Abi Talib's Advance toward al-Basrah80
 The Commander of the Faithful Dismounts at Dhu Qar95
 'Ali b. Abi Talib Sends His Son al-Hasan and 'Ammar b. Yasir from Dhu Qar to Get the Kufans to Mobilize with Him112
 'Ali Sets Up Camp at al-Zawiyah of al-Basrah114
 The Battle122
 Another Account of the Battle of the Camel125
 The Severity of the Battle on the Day of the Camel and the Account of A'yan b. Dubay'ah's Looking into the Howdah155
 The Killing of al-Zubayr b. al-'Awwam158
 Those Routed on the Day of the Camel Who Hid and Went off into the Surrounding Towns159
 'Ali's Grief over Those Killed at the Battle of the Camel, Their Burial, and His Gathering What Was in the Camp and Its Despatch to al-Basrah163
 The Number of Fatalities of the Battle of the Camel164
 'Ali's Visit to 'A'ishah and the Punishment He Ordered for Those Who Offended Her164
 The Basrans' Allegiance to 'Ali and His Division of the Contents of the Treasury among Them166
 'Ali's Conduct toward Those Who Fought Him on the Day of the Camel166
 Al-Ashtar Sends 'A'ishah a He-Camel He Had Bought for Her and Her Exit from al-Basrah to Mecca167
 What 'Ali b. Abi Talib Wrote about the Victory to His Governor of al-Kufah168
 'Ali Accepts Allegiance from the People and the Account of Ziyad b. Abi Sufyan and 'Abd al-Rahman b. Abi Bakrah168
 The Appointment of Ibn 'Abbas as Governor of al-Basrah and Ziyad over the Kharaj Tax169
 'Ali Equips 'A'ishah to Leave al-Basrah170
 Accounts of the Carnage on the Day of the Camel171
 What 'Ammar b. Yasir Told 'A'ishah When the Battle of the Camel Was Over171
 'Ali b. Abi Talib Sends Qays b. Sa'd b. 'Ubadah to Be Ruler of Egypt175
 Muhammad b. Abi Bakr's Governorship of Egypt187
 'Ali Despatches Khulayd b. Tarif to Khurasan191
 'Amr b. al-'As Gives Allegiance to Mu'awiyah191
 'Ali b. Abi Talib Sends Jarir b. 'Abdallah al-Bajali to Call Mu'awiyah to Acknowledge 'Ali's Authority over Him195
 Bibliography of Cited Works199
 Index203