Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Kharijites in Early Islamic Historical TraditionHeroes and Villains$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Hannah-Lena Hagemann

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781474450881

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450881.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 25 June 2022

Literary Approaches to Islamic Historiography and Khārijite History

Literary Approaches to Islamic Historiography and Khārijite History

Chapter:
(p.59) 1 Literary Approaches to Islamic Historiography and Khārijite History
Source:
The Kharijites in Early Islamic Historical Tradition
Author(s):

Hannah-Lena Hagemann

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450881.003.0004

Chapter One gives an introductory overview of the challenges inherent in both the ‘genre’ and the research field of early Islamic historiography. It addresses approaches to historical writing, often heavily influenced by the Linguistic Turn, that are prominent in other disciplines and may prove useful in improving how scholars of early Islam engage with their own source material. The main part of the chapter then reviews some of the scholarship that has highlighted the rhetorical features of the early Islamic (historical) tradition. The chapter concludes by arguing for the application of similar methods to Khārijite history, thus preparing the ground for the literary analysis to follow.

Keywords:   Islamic historiography, Historiography, Linguistic Turn, Islamic tradition, Khārijite history, Literary analysis

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.