History of Islamic Societies

ISBN-10: 0521779332

ISBN-13: 9780521779333

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Ira M. Lapidus

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The first part of this study covers the formative years of Islamic civilization, the second the diffusion of worldwide Islamic societies whilst the final part explores the reaction of those Islamic societies to European imperialism.
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List price: $64.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1002
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.22" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of maps
Lists of tables and figures
Preface and acknowledgments to the first edition
Preface and acknowledgments to the second edition
Publisher's preface
The Origins of Islamic Civilization: the Middle East from c. 600 to c. 1200
Introduction: Middle Eastern societies before the advent of Islam
Ancient empires
Religion and society before Islam
The Preaching of Islam
Clans and kingdoms
Poetry and the gods
The life of the Prophet
Muhammad in Mecca
The Medina years
Triumph and the return to Mecca
The old world and the new religion
The Arab-Muslim Imperium (632-945)
The Arab conquests and the socio-economic bases of empire
The Arab conquests
The administration of the new empire
Economic change and the new urban societies
Clients, converts, and communities
The Caliphate
From nomadic kingdom to Syrian monarchy
The `Abbasid empire: social revolution and political reaction
Cosmopolitan Islam: the Islam of the imperial elite
Art, architecture, and the concept of the Caliphate
The Arabic humanities
Persian literature
Urban Islam: the Islam of the religious elites
Sunni scripturalism
Mystics and Sufism
Shi`i Islam
Islamic culture and the separation of state and religion
The fall of the `Abbasid empire
The decline of the central government
Provincial autonomy and disintegration
From Islamic Culture to Islamic Society: Iran and Iraq, 945-c. 1200
The post-`Abbasid Middle Eastern state system
Iraq, Iran, and the eastern provinces
The Saljuq empire
The slave states and administration
The iqta` system and Middle Eastern feudalism
Local courts and regional cultures: Islam in Persian garb
Muslim communities and Middle Eastern societies
The Shi`i communities
The schools of law and Sunni sectarianism
Sufi brotherhoods
Muslim religious movements and the state
Islamic institutions and a mass Islamic society
The collective ideal
The juristic theory
Mirrors for princes
The philosopher-king
The Personal Ethic
Normative Islam: scripture, Sufism, and theology
Sufism in the post-`Abbasid era
Al-Ghazzali: his life
Al-Ghazzali: his vision
Rationality and theology
Alternative Islam: philosophy, gnostic and popular Sufism
The dialogues within Islam
Conclusion: The Middle Eastern Islamic paradigm
The formation of imperial Islamic society
States and communities in a fragmented Middle East
Coping with the limits of worldly life
State and religion in the Islamic paradigm
The Worldwide Diffusion of Islamic Societies from the Tenth to the Nineteenth Centuries
Introduction: the Islamic world and the rise of Europe
Conversion to Islam
Muslim elites and Islamic communities
The social structure of Islam
Muslim states
Confrontation with Europe
The Middle Eastern Islamic Societies
Iran: the Mongol, Timurid, and Safavid empires
The Mongols
The Timurids
Iranian society and Sufi movements
Safavid Iran
The conversion of Iran to Shi`ism
The dissolution of the Safavid empire
The Turkish migrations and the Ottoman empire
The migrations and Turkish-Islamic states in Anatolia (1071-1243)
The rise of the Ottomans (c. 1280-1453)
The Ottoman world empire
The Ottoman state
Rulers and subjects
The Ottoman economy
Provincial administration
The Ottoman empire in disarray
The Arab Middle East
Egypt and Syria in the "Caliphal" age
The Saljuq model: state and religion
The Ottoman era
Islamic North Africa and Spain to the nineteenth century
State formation in the "Caliphal" phase
Spanish-Islamic civilization
The tripartite regime: Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries
States and Islam: North African variations
Islam in Central and Southern Asia
Inner Asia from the Mongol conquests to the nineteenth century
The western and northern steppes
Turkestan (Transoxania, Khwarizm, and Farghana)
Eastern Turkestan and China
The Indian subcontinent: the Delhi Sultanates and the Mughal empire
The Muslim conquests and the Delhi Sultanates
Conversion and the Muslim communities
The varieties of Indian Islam
Muslim holy men and political authority
The Mughal empire
The decline of the Mughal empire
The formation of Islamic societies in Southeast Asia
The diffusion of Islam
The Portuguese, the Dutch, and the Muslim states
Islamic societies in Southeast Asia
The new imperialism
Islam in Africa
Islam in Sudanic, savannah, and forest West Africa
The kingdoms of western and central Sudan
Merchants and missionaries in the desert, forest, and coastal regions
The West African jihads
Islam in East Africa and the rise of European colonial empires
The coastal cities and Swahili Islam
Ethiopia and Somalia
Colonialism and the defeat of Muslim expansion
Conclusion: the varieties of Islamic society
The Modern Transformation: Muslim Peoples in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Introduction: modernity and the transformation of Muslim societies
Islamic modernism
Islamic reformism
Nationalism and Islam in the Middle East
Iran: state and religion in the modern era
Qajar Iran: the long nineteenth century
The constitutional crisis
Twentieth-century Iran: the Pahlavi era
The `ulama' and the revolution
The Islamic Republic
The dissolution of the Ottoman empire and the modernization of Turkey
The partition of the Ottoman empire
Ottoman reform
Republican Turkey
Egypt: secularism and Islamic modernity
The nineteenth-century reforming state
British colonial rule
The Egyptian awakening: from Islamic modernism to nationalism
The liberal republic
The Nasser era
Sadat and Mubarak
The Arab Middle East: Arabism, military states, and Islam
Notables and the rise of Arab nationalism
Arabism in the colonial period
The struggle for Arab unity and the contemporary fertile crescent states
The Palestinian movement and the struggle for Palestine
The Arabian peninsula
Arab states, nationalism, and Islam
North Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Islam in state ideologies and opposition movements
Secularism and Islam in Central and Southern Asia
The Indian subcontinent: India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
Muslim militancy from Plassey to 1857
From the Mutiny to World War I
From cultural to political action
From elite to mass politics
The Pakistan movement
The Muslims of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
Islam in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines
Dutch rule and the capitalist system in the Indies
Indonesian traditionalism, nationalism, and Islamic reform
Compromise and competition: 1900-1955
Indonesia from 1955 to the present
British Malaya and independent Malaysia
The Philippines
Inner Asia under Russian and Chinese rule; the Caucasus and Afghanistan
Tsarist rule and Jadid
The revolutionary era
Soviet modernization
Newly independent states in formerly Soviet Inner Asia
The Caucasus
The Muslims of China
Islam in Twentieth-Century Africa
Islam in West Africa
Colonialism and independence: African states and Islam
The Wahhabis and reformist movements
Islam in East Africa
Ethiopia and Eritrea
Swahili East Africa
Universal Islam and African diversity
Islam in the West
Muslims in Europe and America
Eastern Europe
Western Europe
Immigrant identities in Europe: a broad spectrum of responses
Muslims in America
Conclusion: secularized Islam and Islamic revival
The institutional and cultural features of pre-modern Islamic societies
The nineteenth- and twentieth-century transformation of Muslim societies
The Islamic revival
Contemporary patterns in the relations between states and Islamic societies
The neo-Islamic states
Muslims as political minorities
The role of women in Muslim societies
Concluding remarks
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