Islam An Historical Introduction

ISBN-10: 0231126832

ISBN-13: 9780231126830

Edition: 2nd 2002

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List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Gerhard Endress is professor of Islamic Studies at Ruhr University.Carole Hillenbrand is professor of Islamic Studies at Edinburgh University.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Note on Transliteration
Introduction: The Concept and Unity of Islamic History
Europe and Islam: The History of a Science
Early studies of Islam in the context of religious war
From confrontation to co-existence
The beginnings of Islamic studies
The rise of Oriental philology
'Historicism' and the opening up of the sources
Islam as a Held of scholarship
Research in Islam in East and West: encounter and conflict
Islam: Religion and Legal System
The Revelation
The development of religious doctrine
Islamic history and the history of Islam
From civil wars to schism
Between theology and tradition: the development of dogma
Asceticism, mysticism and the religious orders
Law and government
The foundation of Islamic law
Legislation and the administration of justice
The classical schools of law
The state in die light of legal theory
The Islamic World: Society and Economy
Arabia: landscape arid history at the beginning of Islam
Bedouins and sedentary peoples
Apicultural economy, taxation and land tenure
Urban society and economy
A Regional View of Islamic History
The Arabian peninsula
Syria and Palestine
Iraq
The West
Spain
North Africa
Egypt
Iran
Anatolia
The further lands of Islam
Periods of Islamic History
Arabia before Islam (until c.610 ad)
Muhammad: the mission of the Arab Prophet and the first Islamic state (c.610-32)
The caliphate until the end of the Umayyads (632-750)
The period of the Orthodox' caliphs (al-Rashidun, 632-61): the emergence of the Arab state
The caliphate of the Umayyads (661-750)
The caliphate of the 'Abbasids and its successor states from 749-c. 1050
The first century of the 'Abbasids (749-847)
The decline of the caliphate (9th-10th centuries)
The rise of local autonomous states and the successor states of the caliphal empire (c.850-c.1055)
The Seljuq period (c. 1055-c. 1258)
The Seljuqs (Iran and Iraq, 11th-12th centuries; in Anatolia until the 13th century)
Syria and Egypt under the Atabegs and Ayyubids; the Islamic confrontation with the Crusaders; the final phase of the 'Abbasid caliphate (12th-mid-13th centuries)
Almoravids and Almohads in North Africa and Spain (1056-1269)
The Mongol period. From the conquest of Baghdad by the Mongols to the establishment of the Ottoman state in the Near East (1258-1517)
The Mongol invasion and the Mongol period in the Islamic east (13th-15th centuries)
The Mamluks in Egypt and Syria (1250-1517) The emergence of the Ottoman empire
The west under the last Berber dynasties (mid-13th-mid-16th centuries)
The Ottoman period (16th-18th centuries)
The Ottoman empire
North Africa
Iran from the Safavid period
India under the Mughal emperors (1526-1858)
The emergence of national states Westernisation and reform (from the beginning of the 19th century)
Appendix: Languages, Names and the Calendar of Islam
Language and script
Arabic: the language of Islam
The other languages of Islam
The Arabic script
Names and titles
Islamic personal names
The titles of rulers and honorific tides
The Islamic calendar
Chronological Table
Bibliography
Index
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