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The History of al-Tabari 

Tarikh al-Rusul wa'l muluk by Abu Ja'far Muhammad b Jarir al-Tabri (839-923), is by common consent the most important universal history produced in the world of Islam.

This  monumental work explores the history of the ancient nations, the prophets, the rise of Islam and the history of the Islamic World down to the year 915.
It is divided  here in 39 Volumes, each of which covers about two hundred pages of the original Arabic text..

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The History of al-Tabari - Volumes 1-39                                                              

Vol    Translator                                      Subtitle


1          Franz Rosenthal                                            General Introduction and   From the Creation to the  Flood                         

2          William M Brimmer                                       Prophets & Patriarchs                                                            

3          William M. Brimmer                                      The Children of Israel                                                                                     

4          Moshe Perlmann                                          The Ancient Kingdoms                                                                                     

5          C. E. Bosworth                                              The Sasanids, the   Byzantines, the Lakhmids, and Yemen                                                                                   

6          W. Montgomery Watt & M.V MacDonald       Muhammad at Mecca                                                                                     

7          M. V. McDonald & W. Montgomery Watt       The Foundation of the  Community: Muhammad At                                                                                                                                                         Al-Madina  A.D. 622-626/Hijrah-4 A.H.


8          Michael Fishbein                                          The Victory of Islam:  Muhammad at Medina A.D.                                                                                                 626-630/A.H. 5-8


9          Ismail K Poonawala                                     The Last Years of the  Prophet: The Formation of  the State A.D.  630-632/A.H. 8-11

10        Fred M. Donner                                            The Conquest of Arabia : The Riddah Wars A.D.  632-633/A.H. 11

11       Khalid Yahya Blankship                            The Challenge to the Empires A.D. 633-635/A.H. 12-13

12        Yohanan Friedmann                                     The Battle of  al-Qadisiyyah and the Conquest of Syria and  Palestine A.D.                                                                                                  635-637  /AH 14-15

13        Gautier H. A Juynboll                                  The Conquest of Iraq , Southwestern Persia , and Egypt : The Middle Years of Umar's                                                                                          Caliphate A.D. 636-642/A.H. 15-21

14        G. Rex Smith                                                  The Conquest of Iran A.D. 641-643/A.H. 21-23

15        R. Stephen Humphreys                               The Crisis of the Early  Caliphate: The Reign of  'Uthman A.D. 644-656/A.H. 24-35

16        Adrian Brockett                                            The Community Divided: The Caliphate of 'Ali I A.D. 656-657/A.H. 35-36

17        G. R. Hawting                                                The First Civil War: From   the Battle of Siffin to the Death of 'Ali A.D  656-661/A.H. 36-40

18        Michael G  Morony                                      Between Civil Wars: The Caliphate of Mu'awiyah  A.D. 661-680/A.H. 40-60

19        I. K. A. Howard                                             The Caliphate of Yazid b.

                                                                                    Mu'awiyah A.D.

                                                                                    680-683/A.H. 60-64

20        G. R. Hawting                                                The Collapse of Sufyanid

                                                                                    Authority and the Coming

                                                                                    of the Marwanids: The

                                                                                    Caliphates of Mu'awiyah

                                                                                    II and Marwan I and the

                                                                                    Beginning of The

                                                                                    Caliphate of 'Abd

                                                                                    al-Malik A.D.

                                                                                    683-685/A.H. 64-66

21        Michael Fishbein                                          The Victory of the

                                                                                    Marwanids A.D.

                                                                                    685-693/A.H. 66-73

22        Everett K Rowson                                  The Marwanid Restoration:

                                                                                    The Caliphate of 'Abd

                                                                                    al-Malik A.D.

                                                                                    693-701/A.H. 74-81

23        Martin Hinds                                                 The Zenith of the

                                                                                    Marwanid House: The Last

                                                                                    Years of 'Abd al-Malik

                                                                                    and The Caliphate of

                                                                                    al-Walid A.D.

                                                                                    700-715/A.H. 81-96

24        David Stephan Powers                                The Empire in Transition:

                                                                                    The Caliphates of

                                                                                    Sulayman, 'Umar, and

                                                                                    Yazid A.D. 715-724/A.H. 97-105

25       Khalid Yahya Blankinship                         The End of Expansion: The

                                                                                    Caliphate of Hisham A.D.

                                                                                    724-738/A.H. 105-120

26        Carole Hillenbrand                                       The Waning of the Umayyad

                                                                                    Caliphate: Prelude to

                                                                                    Revolution A.D.

                                                                                    738-745/A.H. 121-127

27        John Alden Williams                                   The 'Abbasid Revolution

                                                                                    A.D. 743-750/A.H. 126-132

28        Jane Dammen McAuliffe                             'Abbasid Authority

                                                                                    Affirmed: The Early Years

                                                                                    of al-Mansur A.D.

                                                                                    753-763/A.H. 136-145

29        Hugh Kennedy                                             Al-Mansur and al-Mahdi

                                                                                    A.D. 763-786/A.H. 146-169

30        C. E. Bosworth                                              The 'Abbasid Caliphate in

                                                                                    Equilibrium: The

                                                                                    Caliphates of Musa

                                                                                    al-Hadi and Harun

                                                                                    al-Rashid A.D.

                                                                                    785-809/A.H. 169-193

31        Michael Fishbein                                          The War between Brothers:

                                                                                    The Caliphate of Muhammad

                                                                                    al-Amin A.D. 809-813/A.H. 193-198

32        C. E. Bosworth                                              The Reunification of the

                                                                                    'Abbasid Caliphate: The

                                                                                    Caliphate of al-Ma'mun

                                                                                    A.D. 812-833/A.H. 198-213

33        C. E. Bosworth                                              Storm and Stress along

                                                                                    the Northern Frontiers of

                                                                                    the 'Abbasid Caliphate:

                                                                                    The Caliphate of

                                                                                    al-Mu'tasim A.D.

                                                                                    833-842/A.H. 218-227

34        Joel L Kraemer                                              Incipient Decline: The

                                                                                    Caliphates of al-Wathiq,

                                                                                    al-Mutawakkil, and

                                                                                    al-Muntasir A.D.

                                                                                    841-863/A.H. 227-248

35        George Saliba                                                The Crisis of the

                                                                                    'Abbasid Caliphate: The

                                                                                    Caliphates of al-Musta'in

                                                                                    and al-Mu'tazz A.D.

                                                                                    862-869/A.H. 248-255

36        David Waines                                               The Revolt of the Zanj

                                                                                    A.D. 869-879/A.H. 255-265

37        Phillip M. Fields                                            The 'Abbasid Recovery:

                                                                                    The War Against the Zanj

                                                                                    Ends A.D. 879-893/A.H.


38        Franz Rosenthal                                            The Return of the

                                                                                    Caliphate to Baghdad : The

                                                                                    Caliphates of

                                                                                    al-Mu'tadid, al-Muktafi

                                                                                    and al-Muqtadir A.D.

                                                                                    892-915/A.H. 279-302

39        Ella Landau-Tasseron                                  Biographies of the  Prophet's Companions and Their Successors:

                                                                                    al-Tabari's Supplement to

                                                                                    His History


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