By Heather N. Keaney
This booklet is a comparative research of the medieval Sunni historiography of the caliphate of Uthman b. Affan and the insurrection opposed to him. by means of evaluating remedies of Uthman in pietistic literature and common chronicles, the paintings lines the slow silencing of extra severe bills in want of these that painting Uthman as a saintly spouse of the Prophet Muhammad. via a comparative research of authors among genres and time classes, this ebook indicates how authors have been in a position to express their own views on very important religio-political tensions that emerged throughout the insurrection opposed to Uthman, particularly the stress among Sunnis and Shiis, non secular and political authority and appeals to take care of balance and solidarity vs. appeals for better justice. This final debate, which in lots of methods begun with the rebel opposed to Uthman, has been repeated such a lot lately within the Arab Spring. This paintings hence offers readers with worthwhile historic context for important modern debates.
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