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Conquests of Egypt: making history in ʿAbbāsid Egypt

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This dissertation is a study of the Futūḥ Miṣr (Conquest of Egypt) of Ibn 'Abd al-Ḥakam (d. 257/871), the earliest extant Arabic history of Egypt. Its primary aim is not to assess whether its information is 'authentic' – i.e. corresponding to an objective historical reality – though my findings are of relevance for those engaged in debates over authenticity. My goal instead is to explore the ideas about the past which are conveyed by this particular conglomeration of hist...

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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Contributor, Author

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A. G. Leventis Graduate Scholarship for Byzantine Studies More from this funder
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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