|Title||The Empire in Transition: The Empire in Transition: The Caliphates of Sulayman, 'Umar, and Yazid A.D. 715–724/A.H. 97–105|
|Year of Publication||1989|
|Authors||Ṭabarī, Powers DS|
|Series Title||The History of al-Ṭabarī = Taʼrīkh al-rusul wa'l mulūk|
|Publisher||State University of New York Press|
|ISBN Number||Cloth: 9780791400722; paper: 9780791400739|
Translated and annotated by David S. Powers, Ph.D. 1979
In this volume, which covers the caliphates of Sulayman, 'Umar II, and Yazid II, al-Tabari provides vivid and detailed accounts of the events spanning the period from 97-105/715-724. We listen to the stirring speeches of Qutaybah b. Muslim, in which he urges his followers to renounce their allegiance to Sulayman; are present at the disastrous third and final attempt to take Constantinople; watch from behind the scenes as Raja'b. Haywah skillfully engineers the accession of 'Umar II; and follow the remarkable career of Yazid b. al-Muhallab, first as governor and conqueror, then as prisoner, and finally as rebel.