Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2017

520 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474424103

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The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition'

An Annotated Translation by Nu'aym b. Hammad al-Marwazi

David Cook and Nu'aym b. Hammad al-Marwazi

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Apocalypticism and Eschatology

  • Includes materials for Islamic military history: internal Muslim wars, the wars against the Byzantines, and the projected warfare of the Mahdi
  • Presents fascinating social history, detailing earthquakes, plagues and appearances of comets
  • Alludes to the technological advances of the time: the use of water-wheels, the construction of ships and various methods of transportation
  • Gives a unique perspective on Syrian Muslim history with an extraordinary level of detail and richness of local perspective