Dreams of Abbasid Caliphs: Suspense and Tragedy in al-abarī’s History of Prophets and Kings

in Oriens
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Abstract

On the basis of an analysis of three dreams by al-Mahdī, al-Rashīd and al-Amīn it is argued that the dreams in the Tarīkh al-rusul wa-l-mulūk are used to add suspense and tragedy to al-abarī’s presentation of events.

Dreams of Abbasid Caliphs: Suspense and Tragedy in al-abarī’s History of Prophets and Kings

in Oriens

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