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The Naval Commanders of Early Islam


A Prosopographical Approach


Translated from Hebrew, this groundbreaking study sets out to answer one simple question: who were the commanders of the early Islamic navy? Using the prosopographical method, Elmakias unearths fresh information about early Islam's inexperienced and pioneering naval commanders. Through their fascinating biographies, we learn about the people who led the Islamic navy during the first conquests of the Islamic empire and helped to realise the spread and expansion of Islamic influence.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0645-1
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Dec 20,2018
Interior Color: Black with Color Inserts
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 221
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0645-1
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Translated from Hebrew, this groundbreaking study sets out to answer one simple question: who were the commanders of the early Islamic navy? Using the prosopographical method, Elmakias unearths fresh information about early Islam's inexperienced and pioneering naval commanders. Through their fascinating biographies, we learn about the people who led the Islamic navy during the first conquests of the Islamic empire and helped to realise the spread and expansion of Islamic influence. Extracting information from a wide range of classical Arabic sources, prosopography enables this study to follow these commanders, from their backgrounds, tribal and cultural affiliation, to their military and administrative careers.

Translated from Hebrew, this groundbreaking study sets out to answer one simple question: who were the commanders of the early Islamic navy? Using the prosopographical method, Elmakias unearths fresh information about early Islam's inexperienced and pioneering naval commanders. Through their fascinating biographies, we learn about the people who led the Islamic navy during the first conquests of the Islamic empire and helped to realise the spread and expansion of Islamic influence. Extracting information from a wide range of classical Arabic sources, prosopography enables this study to follow these commanders, from their backgrounds, tribal and cultural affiliation, to their military and administrative careers.

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Contributor Biography

Avraham Elmakias

Avraham Elmakias received a Ph.D. in Islamic history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2015. He teaches Arabic at Bar Ilan University and in secondary schools in Israel.

Acknowledgements (ix) 
Transcription, translation and marking the dates (xi)
Introduction (1) 
The Biographies (27)
Discussion and Conclusion (123) 
Annex: The Arabic wording of the letter of appointment of naval commander (taken from Kitāb al-Kharāj wa-ṣināʿat al-kitāba) (181)
Annex: List of naval operations (conquests and raids) of the Muslim navy according to the biographies of the naval commanders (185)
Annex: List of Muslim sovereigns in power (caliphs) and their regnal years (187) 
Epilogue (188)
Bibliography (193)

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