Repurposed Narratives: The Battle of Ṣiffīn and the Historical Memory of the Umayyad Dynasty

@inproceedings{Hagler2013RepurposedNT,
  title={Repurposed Narratives: The Battle of Ṣiffīn and the Historical Memory of the Umayyad Dynasty},
  author={Aaron M. Hagler},
  year={2013}
}
  • Aaron M. Hagler
  • Published 2013
  • Art
  • The Battle of Ṣiffīn (36/657) is the flash point in the emergence of sects within Islam. The presentation of the Ṣiffīn story in Arabic historical writing therefore changed over time as the sectarian split among Sunnīs and Shīʿites became increasingly defined. This paper will trace the development of the presentation of the Ṣiffīn story in Arabic histories across developing Sunnī and Shīʿite identity crystallization and the region of origin of their authors, as well as literary and stylistic… CONTINUE READING
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