Formation of Islam Religion and Society in the near East, 600-1800

ISBN-10: 0521588138
ISBN-13: 9780521588133
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 301
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

This volume surveys the religious history of the peoples of the Near East. It examines the religious traditions which preceded Islam, Islam's first century and the beginnings of its own traditions, the classical period and the emergence of new forms of Islam in the middle period.

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.

The Near East before Islam
Introduction
The religions of late antiquity
Arabia before Islam
The early seventh century
The Emergence of Islam, 600���750
Approaches and problems
The origins of the Muslim community
Early Islam in the Near East
The Umayyad period
The beginnings of sectarianism
The non-Muslims of early Islam
The 'Abbasid revolution
The Consolidation of Islam, 750���1000
Issues of Islamic identity
Religion and politics
Shi'ism
The formation of Sunni traditionalism
Asceticism and mysticism
The non-Muslim communities
Medieval Islam, 1000���1500
The medieval Islamic Near East
A Sunni 'revival'?
Common patterns in social and political organization
Modes of justice
The transmission of religious knowledge
Sufism
Popular religion
From medieval to modern Islam
Epilogue

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