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A Baghdad Chronicle

A Baghdad Chronicle


  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107600546

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  • First published in 1929, A Baghdad Chronicle was the work of Reuben Levy, then Lecturer in Persian at the University of Cambridge. The aim of his study was to present an account of Baghdad under the Abbasid Caliphate which included not only the record of conflict and political history of the city, but as much as possible of its social history, with descriptions of the manners and customs of its people. The study thus draws extensively from biographies in addition to historical annals and Levy's own knowledge of the city to create a coherent narrative. It will be of interest to anyone wishing to learn about the history of Baghdad from an early twentieth-century perspective.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107600546
    • length: 298 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The building of the city
    2. The expansion of the city
    3. 'In the Golden Prime of Good Haroun Al-Raschid'
    4. City life under Hárún
    5. The first siege of Baghdad
    6. The reign of Ma'mún
    7. Baghdad without a caliph
    8. Baghdad resored
    9. Baghdad under the Persian masters
    10. The greater Seljúqs and Baghdad
    11. The Seljúq decline
    12. Two sieges
    13. An Indian summer
    14. City ideals and accomplishments
    15. The downfall of the city
    Bibliographical list of authorities

  • Author

    Reuben Levy

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