Venture of Islam The Classical Age of Islam
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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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Copyright year: 1974
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/15/1977
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Charts|
|List of Maps|
|Marshall Hodgson and The Venture of Islam, by Reuben W. Smith|
|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|