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L'espace syrien du IIe/VIIIe siècle entre souvenir et oubli

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The Abbasid historiography, deemed hostile to the First Dynasty of Islam, preserved "positive exceptions" of Marwanid, ensuring the redemption of the memory of some characters of the Umayyad pantheon. They also appealed to mythical characters, like Solomon in their ideological construction. The combination of these two elements is invited to reflect on the conditions that presided over the genesis of these figures of the retrieved Umayyad Abbasid history, and by the caliphs of Damascus played in factory heroes. One of the major players in the Marwanid history to particularly illustrate these processes is Maslama b. ʿAbd al-Malik, the fighter hero. This chapter focuses on his main attributes, courage, strength and bravery, embodying in essence the qualities of the hero. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: factory heroes; Maslama b. ʿAbd al-Malik; Umayyads heroes



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