Medieval Islamic Historiography

Remembering Rebellion
Author(s): 
Keaney, Heather N.
ISBN: 
9780415828529
Date published: 
April 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£80.00

Medieval Islamic Historiography is a comparative analysis of the medieval Sunni historiography of the caliphate of Uthman b. Affan and the revolt against him. By comparing treatments of Uthman in pietistic literature and universal chronicles, this work traces the gradual silencing of more critical accounts in favor of those that portray Uthman as a saintly companion of the Prophet Muhammad. Through a comparative analysis of authors between genres and time periods, Heather Keaney shows how authors were able to convey their personal perspectives on important religio-political tensions that emerged through the revolt against Uthman.