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By Heather N. Keaney

ISBN-10: 041582852X

ISBN-13: 9780415828529

ISBN-10: 1138952567

ISBN-13: 9781138952560

This publication 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 strains the sluggish silencing of extra severe bills in want of these that painting Uthman as a saintly better half of the Prophet Muhammad. via a comparative research of authors among genres and time classes, this ebook indicates how authors have been capable of express their own views on very important religio-political tensions that emerged during the riot opposed to Uthman, specifically the stress among Sunnis and Shiis, spiritual and political authority and appeals to take care of balance and harmony vs. appeals for higher justice. This final debate, which in lots of methods started with the riot opposed to Uthman, has been repeated so much lately within the Arab Spring. This paintings accordingly offers readers with precious ancient context for important modern debates. 

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