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by Moshe Sharon

  • Author: Moshe Sharon
  • ISBN: 1868120481
  • ISBN13: 978-1868120482
  • ePub: 1754 kb | FB2: 1807 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers (December 1988)
  • Pages: 291
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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Black Banners from the East II: Revolt: The Social and Military Aspects of the Abbasid Revolution.

Release Date:December 1988. Publisher:Brill Academic Publishers. Black Banners from the East II: Revolt: The Social and Military Aspects of the Abbasid Revolution.

Moshe Sharon has written about early Islamic history and the development of Shia Islam. He is a specialist in Arabic epigraphy and papyrology, with his opus being Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae. In 2005 he published the first translation into Hebrew of Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the holy book of the Bahá'í faith, and included a study of the history and theology of the religion. Sharon, Moshe (1997). Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae, A. 1. BRILL.

The Holy Land in History and Thought. Corpus inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae, (CIAP).

A truly comprehensive history of holy war in the Holy Land. This is where the book really excels. Emphasizing the dramatic Third Crusade and its heroic antagonists, Richard the Lionheart and Saladin, the narrative reads like an adventure story, albeit one that is both factual and instructive. It goes into great detail about these Crusades, not just the military movements but the political, social and religious factors and personalities that influenced the events. And it pays attention to both sides of the conflicts in a fair and even-handed way.

A pillar of fire was one of the manifestations of the presence of the God of Israel in the Torah, the five books ascribed to Moses which conventionally appear at the beginning of the Christian Bible's Old Testament and the Jewish Tanakh. According to Exodus, the pillar of fire provided light so that the Israelites could travel by night during the Exodus from Egypt (perhaps at the time of the 18th Dynasty; see dating of the Exodus).

Hitti, Philip, The Arabs in history, London, 1937. Hourani, Albert . Islam in European thought, Cambridge, 1991. Hurgronje, C. Snouck, selected works, ed. in French and English by G. H. Bousquet and J. Schacht, Leiden, 1957. Sharon, Moshe, ‘The birth of Islam in the Holy Land’, in Moshe, Sharon (e., Pillars of smoke and fire: The Holy Land in history and thought, Johannesburg, 1988, 225–35. Shoshan, Boaz, Poetics of Islamic historiography: Deconstructing Ṭabarī’s History, Leiden, 2004. Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae, 2004. Studies in Modern Religions, Religious Movements and the Babi-Baha'i Faiths, 2004.