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The following is a list of Muslim historians writing in the Islamic historiographical tradition, which developed from hadith literature in the time of the first caliphs. This list is focused on pre-modern historians who wrote before the heavy European influence that occurred from the 19th century onward.


Chronological list

"Chase F. Robinson" in "Islamic Historiography" has mentioned the chronological list of Islamic historians.

The historians of the formative period

First era: 700-750 (Ibn Zubayr and al-Zuhri's histories no longer exist, but they are referenced in later works).

Second era: 750-800

Third era: 800-860

Fourth era: 860-900

Fifth era: 900-950

The historians of the classical period

Iraq and Iran

Egypt, Palestine and Syria

al-Andalus and the Maghreb



The early modern historians

Turkish: Ottoman Empire

Arabic: Ottoman Empire and Morocco

Persian: Safavid Empire and Mughal India

See also

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