Secondary Works which Address Ibn `Asakir's Ta'rikh Madinat Dimashq

`Abbas, Isan. Ta'rikh bilad al-sham fi al-`asr al-`abbasi, 132-255 h/750-870 m. Amman: Lajnat Ta'rikh bilad al-sham, 1992.

_____ Ta'rikh bilad al-sham fial-'asr al- Umawi, 41-132 H./661-750 M. 'Amman : Lajnat Ta'rikh bilad al-sham, 1995.

_____ Ta'rikh bilad al-sham, 255-490 H/870-1097 M. Amman: Lajnat Ta'rikh bilad al-sham, 1995.

_____ Ta'rikh bilad al-sham min ma qabla al-Islam hatta bidayat al-'asr al-Umawi, 600-661. Amman: Lajnat Ta'rikh bilad al-sham, 1990 Malake Abiad, Culture et education Arabo-Islamiques au Sam pendent les trois premier siecles de l'Islam. Damascus: Institut Francais de Damas, 1981.

_____ "Origine et developpement des dictionnaires biographiques arabes" Bulletin d'etudes orientales 31 (1979), 7-15.

Ahmad, M. Hilmy M. "Some Notes on Arabic Historiography During the Zengid and Ayyubid Periods (521/1127-648/1250)" in Bernard Lewis and P.M. Holt, eds. Historians of the Middle East (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1962), 79-97. 'Ali, Ahhmad Isma'il. Ta'rikh bilad al-sham fi al-'asr al-'abbasi, 132-463/749-1070 (Damascus, 1983).

Bashear, Suliman. Muqaddima fi al-ta'rikh al-akhar: nahw qira'a jadida li'l-riwaya al-islamiya. Jerusalem: 1984.

Baydun, Ibrahim. Ta'rikh bilad al-Sham: ishkaliyat al-mawqi' wa l-dawr fi al-'usur al- Islamiyah. Beirut: Dar al-Muntakhab al-'Arabi, 1997.

Bianquis, Thierry. Damas et la Syrie sous la domination Fatimide (359-368/969-1076): essai d'interpretation de chroniques Arabes medievales. Damascus: Institut Francais de Damas, 1986, 1989.

______ "L'anier de village, le chevalier de la steppe, le cavalier de la citadelle. Trois personnages de la transition en Syrie" in al-Bakhit and Schick, eds., Bilad al-Sham During the 'Abbasid Period, 91-104. (Amman: 1991).

Cobb, Paul M. "White Banners: Contention in 'Abbasid Syria, 750-877" PhD dissertation, University of Chicago, 1997.

______ White Banners: Contention in 'Abbasid Syria, 750-877. Albany: State University of New York Press, forthcoming.

Conrad, Gerhard. Abu'l-Husain al-Razi (-347/958) und seine Schriften. Untersuchungen zur fruhen damaszener Geschichtsschreibung. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1991.

______ Die Qudat Dimasq und der Madhab al-Auza'i. Materialen zur syrischen Rechtsgeschichte. Beirut: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1994.

______ "Zur Bedeutung des Tarikh Madinat Dimasq als historische Quelle." in Werner Diem and Abdoldjavad Falaturi, eds., XXIV. Deutscher Orientalistentag. Ausgewahlte Vortrage. ZDMG Supplement VIII (Stuttgart, 1990), 271-82.

Dahan, Sami "The Origin and Development of the Local Histories of Syria" in Bernard Lewis and P.M. Holt, eds. Historians of the Middle East (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1962), 108-17. Donner, Fred M. The Early Islamic Conquests. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981.

______ "The Problem of Early Arabic Historiography in Syria," in Muhammad `Andan al-Bakhit, ed. Proceedings of the Second Symposium on the History of Bilad al-Sham during the Early Islmaic Period up to 40 A.H./640 A.D. The Fourth International Conference on the History of Bilad al-Sham (English and French Papers) (Amman: University of Jordan, 1987), 1-27.

Elisseeff, Nikita. La description de Damas d'Ibn `Asakir. Damascus: Institut Francais de Damas, 1959.

_____ Nur al-Din: Un grand prince Musulman de Syrie au temps des croisades (511-569 A.H./1118-1174). Damascus: Institut Francais de Damas, 1967.

Gibb, H.A.R. "Islamic Biographical Literature" in Bernard Lewis and P.M. Holt, eds. Historians of the Middle East (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1962), 54-58.

Gilbert, Joan. "Institutionalization of Muslim Scholarship and Professionalization of the `Ulama' in Medieval Damascus" Studia Islamica 52 (1980),105-34.

Goldziher, Ignaz. "Die Literarische Tatigkeit des Tabari nach Ibn 'Asakir," Wiener Zeitschrift fur die Kunde des Morgenlandes 9 (1895), 359ff.

Halwani, Ahmad `Abd al-Karim. Ibn `Asakir wa-dawruh fi al-jihad did al-Salibiyyin fi `ahd al-dawlatayn al-Nuriya wa-al-Ayyubiya. Damascus: Dar al-Fida', 1991.

Husayni, Muhammad Rida. Al-Husayn: simatuh wa-siratuh (Kuwait, 1995).

Humphreys, R. Stephen. Islamic History: A Framework for Inquiry, revised edition. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991).

______ "Towards a History of Aleppo and Damascus in the Early Middle Ages, 635-1260 C.E." Islamic Area Studies Working Paper Series, no. 2 (Tokyo: Islamic Area Studies Project, 1998), 1-14.

Steven Judd, "The Third Fitna: Orthodoxy, Heresy and Coercion in Late Umayyad History" Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 1997. Muhammad Kurd `Ali, Kitab khitat al-sham (Damascus, 1925).

Lamens, Henri. La califat de Yazid Ier. Extrait des Melanges de la Faculte orientale de Beyrouth. Beirut: Imprimerie catholique, 1921 [1910].

______ Le chantre des Omiades. Paris: Imprimerie nationale, 1895.

______ Etudes sur le Regne du Calife Omaiyade Mo`awiya Ier.

______ Etudes sur le siecle des Omayyades. Beirut: Imprimerie catholique, 1930.

______ Fatima et les filles de Mahomet notes critiques pour l'etude de la Sira. Rome: Sumptibus Pontificii Istituti Biblici, 1912.

Lammens, Henri, 1862-1937. Lindsay, James E. "Caliphal and Moral Exemplar? `Ali Ibn `Asakir's Portrait of Yazid b. Mu`awiya" Der Islam 74 (1997), 250-278.

_____ "`Ali Ibn `Asakir as a Preserver of Qisas al-Anbiya': The Case of David b. Jesse" Studia Islamica 82:2 (1995), 45-82

_____ "Damascene Scholars During the Fatimid Period: An Examination of `Ali Ibn `Asakir's Ta'rikh Madinat Dimashq" Al-Masaq: Studia Arabo Islamica Mediterranea 7 (1994), 35-75.

_____ "Professors, Prophets, and Politicians: `Ali Ibn `Asakir's Ta'rikh madinat Dimashq" Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994.

Madelung, Wilferd. The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Caliphate. Cambridge and New York, 1997.

Malti-Douglas, Fedwa. "Controversy and its Effects in the Biographical Tradition of Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi" Studia Islamica 46 (1977), 115-32.

Mehren, August Ferdinand, Expose de la reforme de l'islamisme commencee au IIIeme siecle de l'Hegire par Abou-'l-Hasan Ali el-Ash'ari et continuee par son ecole avec des extraits du texte arabe d'Ibn Asakir. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1878

Morray, David. An Ayyubid Notable and His World: Ibn al-`Adim and Aleppo as Portrayed in his Biographical Dictionary of People Associated with the City. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1994.

Mouton, Jean-Michel. Damas et sa principaute sous les Saljoukides et les Bourides (465-549/1076-1154) vie politique et religieuse (Cairo: Institut francais d'archeologie orientale, 1994).

al-Munajjid, Salah al-Din. Madinat dimashq 'inda al-jughrafiyin wa-al-rahhhalin al-muslimin (Beirut, 1967).

______ Mu'jam bani umayya (Beirut, 1970).

______ Mu'jam al-mu'arrikhin al-dimashqiyin wa-atharihim al-makhtuta wa-l-matbu'a (Beirut, 1978).

______ Wulat Dimashq fial-'ahd al-saljuqi : nusus mustakhrajah min tarikh Dimashq al-kabir lil-hafiz Ibn 'Asakir. Damascus: Ma.tba'ah al-Taraqqi, 1949.

Murad, Riyad `Abd al-Hamid. al-Tabadul al-thaqafi bayna bilad al-Sham wa-bilad Faris. Damascus: al-Mustashariyah al-Thaqafiyah lil- Jumhuriyah al-Islamiyah al-Iraniyah bi-Dimashq, 1989.

Mustafa, Shakir. Janub bilad al-sham fi al-'asr al-'abbasi, 132-358/750-969. Amman: University of Jordan, 1992.

al-Qadi, Wadad. "Biographical Dictionaries: Inner Structure and Cultural Significance" in George N. Atiyer, ed. The Book in the Islamic World: The Written Word and Communication in the Middle East (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995), 93-122.

Rosenthal, Franz. The History of al-Tabari, volume 1. General Introduction and >From the Creation to the Flood. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1989.

Rotter, Gernot. "Abu Zur'a ad-Dimasqi (st. 281/894) und das Problem der fruhen arabischen Geschichts-schreibung in Syrien." Die Welt des Orients 6 (1971), 80-104.

Shboul, Ahmad. "Change and Continuity in Early Islamic Damascus" ARAM 6 (1994), 67-102.

humaysani, Hasan. al-Hafiz ibn `Asakir. Beirut: Dar al-Kutub al-'Ilmiya, 1990). S

obieroj, Florian. "Eine neue Quelle fur die Biographie Ibn Hafif's--Die Vita Ibn Hafif's in Ibn 'Asakir's Tarih Dimasq" Der Islam 74 (1997), 306-335.

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