By Heather N. Keaney

ISBN-10: 041582852X

ISBN-13: 9780415828529

ISBN-10: 1138952567

ISBN-13: 9781138952560

This e-book is a comparative research of the medieval Sunni historiography of the caliphate of Uthman b. Affan and the insurrection opposed to him. by way of evaluating remedies of Uthman in pietistic literature and common chronicles, the paintings lines the slow silencing of extra serious money owed in want of these that painting Uthman as a saintly spouse of the Prophet Muhammad. via a comparative research of authors among genres and time classes, this e-book indicates how authors have been capable of show their own views on very important religio-political tensions that emerged during the insurrection opposed to Uthman, particularly the stress among Sunnis and Shiis, non secular and political authority and appeals to take care of balance and team spirit vs. appeals for higher justice. This final debate, which in lots of methods begun with the rebel opposed to Uthman, has been repeated such a lot lately within the Arab Spring. This paintings as a result presents readers with necessary old context for important modern debates. 

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