Understanding The History Through Updated Narrative Analysis

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies book series (BRIEFSRESTU)


In this chapter, Abu al-Tabari’s The History is subjected to further textual analysis in the interests of maximizing understanding of its central purpose and importance to Islam. Updated textual and philosophical theory is employed in analysing the narrative as a contested ideological text, as a patterned and representational text and as a moral imaginative text, around all of which there are vital contemporary theoretical tools that are relevant to the intentions of this book.


Ideological Texts Representational Text Moral Imagination Ideological Trap Communicative Horizons 
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  1. 1.University of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia
  2. 2.University of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia

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