Slaves on Horses The Evolution of the Islamic Polity

ISBN-10: 0521529409
ISBN-13: 9780521529402
Edition: 2002
Authors: Patricia Crone
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Description: In this book, Dr Crone seeks to explain the Muslim phenomenon of slave soldiers, concentrating on the period from the rise of the Umayyads to the dissolution of the Abbadis empire (roughly AD 650-850).

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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

In this book, Dr Crone seeks to explain the Muslim phenomenon of slave soldiers, concentrating on the period from the rise of the Umayyads to the dissolution of the Abbadis empire (roughly AD 650-850).

Patricia Crone is Mellon Professor of Islamic History at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. She is author of several books including Pre-industrial Societies: Anatomy of the Pre-modern World; Roman, Provincial, and Islamic Law; Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam;and Slaves on Horses: the Evolution of Islamic Polity.

Preface
A note on conventions
Introduction
Historiographical introduction
The nature of the Arab conquest
The Evolution of the Conquest Society
The Sufyanid pattern, 661-84 [41-64]
Syria of 684 [64]
The Marwanid evolution, 684-744 [64-126]
The Marwanid faction
Syria of 744 [126]
Umayyad clientage
The Failure of the Islamic Empire
The abortive service aristocracy
The emergence of the slave soldiers
The emergence of the medieval polity
Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
General index
Prosopographical index

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