9780791448809

White Banners: Contention in Abbasid Syria, 750-880

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    9780791448809

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    0791448800

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-04-01
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Author Biography

Paul M. Cobb is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
A Note on Transliteration, Place Names, and Dates xv
Abbreviations xvii
Introduction
1(10)
Early Islamic Syria: An Overview
1(4)
Contentious Syrians
5(6)
Who Will Act Equitably Between the People?: The Dynamic of Provincial Power in Syria
11(10)
Administrative Geography in ``the Syrias''
11(3)
The Dynamic of Provincial Power
14(7)
A Good Reputation and Supporting Hands: Provincial Governors and Provincial Rebellion
21(22)
The Limits of Central Control, I: Early `Abbasid Strategies
22(12)
`Abbasid Kinsmen
22(1)
The Revolt of `Abd Allah b. `Ali
23(4)
The Rise of the Banu Salih
27(4)
The Khurasaniyya and `Abbasid Clients
31(3)
The Limits of Central Control, II: Continuities and Changes after the Fourth Civil War
34(8)
Al-`Abbas b. al-Ma'mun and the Accession of al-Mu`tasim
34(2)
Syria and Samarra
36(1)
The Strange Success of `Isa b. al-Shaykh
37(4)
The Last Governors of Early `Abbasid Syria
41(1)
Conclusion
42(1)
The Swords of Our Forefathers: Umayyads and the Alternatives to `Abbasid Rule
43(24)
`Abbasid ``Revolution'' and Umayyad ``Rebellion''
44(7)
Stemming the Tide: Abu al-Ward and Abu Muhammad al-Sufyani
46(2)
Other Umayyad Counterrevolts
48(3)
Umayyad Legitimacy in the `Abbasid Age
51(4)
Apocalyptic in Action: The Revolt of Abu al-`Umaytir
55(9)
Context and Outbreak
56(4)
The Qaysiyya Respond
60(2)
The Aftermath of the Revolt
62(2)
Conclusion
64(3)
As One Face, Your Faces Are Marred: `Asabiyya and the Ashraf of Syria
67(36)
A Short History of Factionalism in Syria
68(7)
The Umayyad Background
69(2)
The Third Civil War
71(1)
The Reign of Marwan II
72(3)
Initial Reactions to the `Abbasid Revolution in Syria
75(3)
The Joint Revolt of Habib b. Murra and Ibn Suraqa
76(2)
The Crisis of the Ashraf
78(4)
The Revolt of Abu al-Haydham al-Murri
82(10)
The Revolt Erupts
83(3)
Denouement
86(5)
Other Early Outbreaks of Factionalism
91(1)
The Ashraf of Syria and the Fourth Civil War
92(9)
Syria under the Ashraf
93(2)
Central Authority Restored
95(3)
The End of the Ashraf
98(3)
Conclusion
101(2)
Worst Elements: The Impolitics of Unnotables in `Abbasid Syria
103(22)
Urban Violence and the Lower Strata
104(2)
The Constraints upon Rural Contention
106(12)
The Revolt of Bundar/Theodore
112(4)
Abu Harb al-Mubarqa`
116(2)
Banditry and the Zawaqil
118(4)
Conclusion
122(3)
Conclusion: Standards of Revolt
125(12)
The View from Syria
128(3)
Contextualizing Syria
131(2)
Questions
133(4)
Appendix A: Governors of the jund of Dimashq 137(4)
Appendix B: Governors of the jund of Qinnasrin 141(4)
Appendix C: A Chronology of Contention in Syria 145(2)
Notes 147(50)
Works Cited 197(16)
General Index 213(10)
Prosopographical Index 223

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