Historical Atlas of Islam

ISBN-10: 0674013859
ISBN-13: 9780674013858
Edition: 2004
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Description: Among the great civilizations of the world, Islam remains an enigma to Western readers. Now, in a beautifully illustrated historical atlas, noted scholar of religion Malise Ruthven recounts the fascinating and important history of the Islamic world.  More...

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/28/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

Among the great civilizations of the world, Islam remains an enigma to Western readers. Now, in a beautifully illustrated historical atlas, noted scholar of religion Malise Ruthven recounts the fascinating and important history of the Islamic world. From the birth of the prophet Muhammed to the independence of post-Soviet Muslim states in Central Asia, this accessible and informative atlas explains the historical evolution of Islamic societies. Short essays cover a wide variety of themes, including the central roles played by sharia (divine law) and fiqh (jurisprudence); philosophy; arts and architecture; the Muslim city; trade, commerce, and manufacturing; marriage and family life; tribal distributions; kinship and dynastic power; ritual and devotional practices; Sufism; modernist and reformist trends; the European domination of the Islamic world; the rise of the modern national state; oil exports and arms imports; and Muslim populations in non-Muslim countries, including the United States. Lucid and inviting full-color maps chronicle the changing internal and external boundaries of the Islamic world, showing the principal trade routes through which goods, ideas, and customs spread. Ruthven traces the impact of various Islamic dynasties in art and architecture and shows the distribution of sects and religious minorities, the structure of Islamic cities, and the distribution of resources. Among the book's valuable contributions is the incorporation of the often neglected geographical and environmental factors, from the Fertile Crescent to the North African desert, that have helped shape Islamic history. Rich in narrative and visual detail that illuminates the story of Islamic civilization, this timely atlas is an indispensable resource to anyone interested in world history and religion.

Introduction
Geophysical Map of the Muslim World
Muslim Languages and Ethnic Groups
Late Antiquity Before Islam
Muhammad's Mission and Campaigns
Expansion of Islam to 750
Expansion 751-1700
Sunnis, Shia, and Khariji 660-c. 1000
Abbasid Caliphate under Harun al-Rashid
Spread of Islam, Islamic Law, and Arabic Language
Successor States to 1100
The Saljuq Era
Military Recruitment 900-1800
Fatimid Empire 909-1171
Trade Routes c. 700-1500
Crusader Kingdoms
Sufi Orders 1100-1900
Ayyubids and Mamluks
The Mongol Invasion
Maghreb and Spain 650-1485
Subsaharan Africa--East
Subsaharan Africa--West
Jihad States
The Indian Ocean to 1499
The Indian Ocean 1500-1900
Rise of the Ottomans to 1650
The Ottoman Empire 1650-1920
Iran 1500-2000
Central Asia to 1700
India 711-1971
Russian Expansion in Transcaucasia and Central Asia
Expansion of Islam in Southeast Asia 1000-1800
British, French, Dutch, and Russian Empires
Nineteenth-Century Reform Movements
Modernization of Turkey
The Muslim World under Colonial Domination c. 1920
Balkans, Cyprus, and Crete 1500-2000
Muslim Minorities in China
The Levant 1500-2002
Prominent Travelers
Britain in Egypt and Sudan in the 19th Century
France in North and West Africa
Growth of the Hajj and Other Places of Pilgrimage
Expanding Cities
Impact of Oil in the 20th Century
Water Resources
The Arms Trade
Flashpoint Southeast Asia 1950-2000
Flashpoint Iraq 1917-2003
Afghanistan 1840-2002
Arabia and the Gulf 1839-1950
Rise of the Saudi State
Flashpoint Israel-Palestine
Flashpoint Gulf 1950-2003
Muslims in Western Europe
Muslims in North America
Mosques and Places of Worship in North America
Islamic Arts
Major Islamic Architectural Sites
World Distribution of Muslims 2000
World Terrorism 2003
Muslim Cinema
Internet Use
Democracy, Censorship, Human Rights, and Civil Society
Modern Movements, Organizations, and Influences
Chronology
Glossary
Further Reading
Acknowledgments and Map List
Index

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