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New Cambridge History of Islam

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ISBN-10: 0521850312

ISBN-13: 9780521850315

Edition: 2010

Authors: M. A. Cook, David O. Morgan, Anthony Reid

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This volume traces the second great expansion of the Islamic world eastwards from the eleventh century to the eighteenth. As the faith crossed cultural boundaries, the trader and the mystic became as important as the soldier and the administrator. Distinctive Islamic idioms began to emerge from other great linguistic traditions apart from Arabic, especially in Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Swahili, Malay and Chinese. The Islamic world transformed and absorbed new influences. As the essays in this collection demonstrate, three major features distinguish the time and place from both earlier and modern experiences of Islam. Firstly, the steppe tribal peoples of central Asia had a decisive impact on…    
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Book details

List price: $229.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/4/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 756
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

David Morgan is Professor of History and Religious Studies in the Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of The Mongols (2nd edition, 2007) and Medieval Persia 1040-1797 (1988), and is General Editor of Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization.

Eric Tagliacozzo is Associate Professor of History at Cornell University. He is the author ofSecret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontierand co-editor ofThe Indonesia Reader: History, Culture, Politics, also published by Duke University Press.Wen-Chin Chang is an associate research fellow at the Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Wang Gungwu is the Chairman of the East Asian Institute and University Professor at the National University of Singapore.