Alexandria, apocalyptic attacks upon

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The Byzantines will attack Alexandria by sea in an early Islamic conception of the apocalypse

Names

  • Arabic: ملحمة الإسكندرية = Malḥamat al-Iskandariyya 1
  • Arabic: يوم الإسكندرية = Yawm al-Iskandariyya 2
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Event mentioned by Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād.1-2 before 843 CEc. 820-843 CE687 A.H. / 1288-9 CE1993

Sources

  • 1Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, Kitāb al-Fitan, edited by Suhayl Zakkār (Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1993), 311, 313, 314 [Arabic].
    • Alexandria, apocalyptic attacks upon: Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition, translated by David Cook (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), 315–16 [English].
  • 2Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, Kitāb al-Fitan, edited by Suhayl Zakkār (Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1993), 314 [Arabic].
    • Alexandria, apocalyptic attacks upon: Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition, translated by David Cook (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), 316 [English].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson and Jessica Mutter, “Alexandria, apocalyptic attacks upon” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/practice/379.

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML
  • Jessica Mutter: abstract and categorization, matching, Arabic name collection and transcription from Nuʿaym Ibn Ḥammād’s Kitāb al-Fitan
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