Venture of Islam The Classical Age of Islam

ISBN-10: 0226346838

ISBN-13: 9780226346830

Edition: 1974

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The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975. In this three-volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilization from before the birth of Muhammad to the middle of the twentieth century. This work grew out of the famous course on Islamic civilization that Hodgson created and taught for many years at the University of Chicago. "This is a nonpareil work, not only because of its command of its subject but also because it demonstrates how, ideally, history should be written."--The New Yorker Volume 1, The Classical Age of Islam, analyzes the world before Islam, Muhammad's challenge, and the early Muslim state between 625 and 692. Hodgson then discusses the classical civilization of the High Caliphate. The volume also contains a general introduction to the complete work and a foreword by Reuben Smith, who, as Hodgson's colleague and friend, finished the Venture of Islam after the author's death and saw it through to publication.
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1974
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/15/1977
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 539
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Volume 1
List of Charts
List of Maps
Marshall Hodgson and The Venture of Islam, by Reuben W. Smith
Publisher's Note
Introduction to the Study of Islamic Civilization
General Prologue: The Islamic Vision in Religion and in Civilization
: The Islamic Infusion: Genesis of a New Social Order
The World before Islam
Muhammad's Challenge, 570-624
The Early Muslim State, 625-692
The Classical Civilization of the High Caliphate Prologue to Book Two
The Islamic Opposition, 692-750
The Absolutism in Flower, 750-813
The Shar'i Islamic Vision, c. 750-945
Muslim Personal Piety: Confrontations with History and with Selfhood, c. 750-945
Speculation: Falsafah and Kalam, c. 750-945
Adab: The Bloom of Arabic Literary Culture, c. 813-945
The Dissipation of the Absolutist Tradition, 813-945
A Selective Bibliography for Further Reading
Glossary of Selected Terms and Names
Index to Volume I
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