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Michael Cooperson
Type: eBook
Released: 2005
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Page Count: 160
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1851683860
ISBN-13: 9781851683864
The Abbasid caliph al-Ma'mun (786-813) is best known for sponsoring the translation of Greek philosophy into Arabic and for promoting the activity of mathematicians, astronomers, engineers, physicians and cartographers.Al-Ma’mun Textbook In his own time, however, he was a wildly controversial figure: having come to power by overthrowing the central government in Baghdad and killing his half brother, the caliph al-Amin, he astonished this contemporaries by choosing a member of the rival house of Ali as his heir apparent. A self- proclaimed defender of the faith, he supported theological positions many believers considered heretical, and towards the end of his career launched an inquisition against the scholars of Hadith who refused to accept his guidance on matters of theology. About the Author Michael Cooperson is Associate Professor of Arabic at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Classical Arabic Biography: The Heirs of the Prophet in the Age of al-Ma'mun.

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