The end of the jihâd state : the reign of Hishām ibn ʻAbd al-Malik and the collapse of the Umayyads / Khalid Yahya Blankinship.

Other titles
  • Reign of Hishām ibn ʻAbd al-Malik and the collapse of the Umayyads
  • Albany : State University of New York Press [1994]
Physical description
x, 399 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
  • 0791418278
  • 9780791418277
  • 0791418286
  • 9780791418284
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English
  • Chapter 1: Jihad and the Caliphate before Hisham -- Chapter 2: Administrative geography and tribal identity under Hisham -- Chapter 3: The individual provinces of the Caliphate -- Administrative policies and ideology at the beginning of Hisham's reign -- The challenges of internal and foreign opposition to Hisham's Caliphate -- The beginning of the military crisis -- The climax of the military crisis -- The continuation of the policy of expansion -- The collapse of the expansion policy.
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  • Stretching from Morocco to China, the Umayyad caliphate based its expansion and success on the doctrine of jihad--armed struggle to claim the whole earth for God's rule, a struggle that had brought much material success for a century but suddenly ground to a halt followed by the collapse of the ruling Umayyad dynasty in 750 CE. The End of the Jihad State demonstrates for the first time that the cause of this collapse came not just from internal conflict, as has been claimed, but from a number of external and concurrent factors that exceeded the caliphate's capacity to respond. -- Back cover.

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