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History of al-Tabari Vol. 32, The

The Reunification of the 'Abbasid Caliphate: The Caliphate of al-Ma'mun A.D. 813-833/A.H. 198-218

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Publisher: SUNY Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 300

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The 20 years' caliphate of al-Ma'mum began as a stormy period in Middle Eastern history; after the comparatively peaceful reign of his father Harun al-Rashid, the caliphate was plunged into violent civil warfare in both Iraq and Arabia, involving the sons of al-Rashid, rivals for the supreme authority, and various other sectarian rebels and aspirants for power. Yet once peace was secured and the caliphate lands united once more, al-Ma'mum's reign settled down into one of the most exciting and innovative of the mediaeval caliphate. The Caliph himself was a highly cultivated man who possessed a keen intellectual curiosity and who interested himself in the practical sciences, astronomy and mathematics. He also encouraged the translating of Greek philosophical, scientific and medical works from Greek and Syriac into Arabic and involved himself in theological controversies in which the dialectical techniques of the Greek thinkers were to figure. Tabari's history of this period constitutes a prime source for political and military history. His racy and vivid style, including many verbatim conversations and documents, brings the Caliphate of al-Ma'mum very much alive. A discounted price is available when purchasing the entire 39-volume History of al-Tabari set. Contact SUNY Press for more information.

The Naval Chronicle: Volume 32, July-December 1814

Containing a General and Biographical History of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom with a Variety of Original Papers on Nautical Subjects

Author: James Stanier Clarke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: History

Page: 562

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Volume 32 of the Naval Chronicle (1814) covers the war with America, international law regarding neutrals, topography, and military pay.

The History of al-Tabari Vol. 32

The Reunification of the 'Abbasid Caliphate: The Caliphate of al-Ma'mun A.D. 813-833/A.H. 198-218

Author: Muhammad ibn Yarir al- Tabari

Publisher: SUNY Press

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Category: History

Page: 281

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The 20 years' caliphate of al-Ma'mum began as a stormy period in Middle Eastern history; after the comparatively peaceful reign of his father Harun al-Rashid, the caliphate was plunged into violent civil warfare in both Iraq and Arabia, involving the sons of al-Rashid, rivals for the supreme authority, and various other sectarian rebels and aspirants for power. Yet once peace was secured and the caliphate lands united once more, al-Ma'mum's reign settled down into one of the most exciting and innovative of the mediaeval caliphate. The Caliph himself was a highly cultivated man who possessed a keen intellectual curiosity and who interested himself in the practical sciences, astronomy and mathematics. He also encouraged the translating of Greek philosophical, scientific and medical works from Greek and Syriac into Arabic and involved himself in theological controversies in which the dialectical techniques of the Greek thinkers were to figure. Tabari's history of this period constitutes a prime source for political and military history. His racy and vivid style, including many verbatim conversations and documents, brings the Caliphate of al-Ma'mum very much alive. A discounted price is available when purchasing the entire 39-volume History of al-Tabari set. Contact SUNY Press for more information.

Geography Review Magazine Volume 32, 2018/19 Issue 2

Author: Philip Allan Magazines

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Science

Page: 44

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Contents: Australia's migrants: impacts on urban growth Iain Meyer Question and answer Water and carbon cycles The permafrost carbon feedback: the impact of global warming on Arctic ecosystems Philip Wookey The equality of water supply in Lilongwe: a resource-security case study Noel Castree Centrepiece Earth's changing climate Ed Hawkins Adapting to climate change: an agricultural case study from Nepal Mary Peart and Morgan Phillips Global development update Modern slavery: an issue of global governance Gill Miller Geographical ideas Inequality Simon Oakes The geography of branding: using place to sell products Andy Pike Geographical skills How to use qualitative data: researching place with interviews and social media David Holmes NEA ideas Researching place and branding Martin Evans The big picture Why are Africa's oldest baobabs dying? Jamie Woodward

SAGUS Vol 32: Tokyo

A new look at Tokyo, the world's greatest megatropolis.

Author: Graham M Thomas

Publisher: Graham M Thomas

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Category: Travel

Page: 230

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This volume in the SAGUS series tells the story of Tokyo from the Edo period through until the 21st century. Its montage of images of Japan's capital combine to create a fascinating and original insight into the nature of Tokyo bringing alive the real city. The book has been described as the most "ambitious. provocative and engaging new book on Tokyo to surface in a while" and provides an imaginative look at a Tokyo that most people don't know.

The Naval Chronicle: Volume 39, January-July 1818

Containing a General and Biographical History of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom with a Variety of Original Papers on Nautical Subjects

Author: James Stanier Clarke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: History

Page: 564

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Volume 39 of the Naval Chronicle (1818) includes an autobiography attributed to Napoleon and describes efforts to assist unemployed sailors.