Jonathan berkey surveys the religious history of the peoples of the Near East from approximately 600 to 1800 c. E.
Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of IslamBelknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press #ad - The conviction that muslims constituted a separate religious community, when the leaders of the Believers' movement decided that only those who saw the Qur'an as the final revelation of the One God and Muhammad as the final prophet, utterly distinct from Christians and Jews, emerged a century later, qualified as Believers.
In muhammad and the believers, the eminent historian Fred Donner offers a lucid and original vision of how Islam first evolved. The believers' movement thus included righteous Christians and Jews in its early years, because like the Qur'anic Believers, Christians and Jews were monotheists and agreed to live righteously in obedience to their revealed law.
Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam #ad - The traditional view, which presents islam as a self-consciously distinct religion tied to the life and revelations of the prophet Muhammad in western Arabia, has since the 1970s been challenged by historians engaged in critical study of the Muslim sources. This separated them decisively from monotheists who adhered to the Gospels or Torah.
He argues that the origins of islam lie in what we may call the "Believers' movement" begun by the prophet Muhammad―a movement of religious reform emphasizing strict monotheism and righteous behavior in conformity with God's revealed law. The origins of Islam have been the subject of increasing controversy in recent years.
A History of the Muslim World to 1750: The Making of a CivilizationRoutledge #ad - Covering art, cuisine, theological beliefs, religious institutions, and much more, architecture, political institutions, popular religious practice, A History of the Muslim World to 1750 is the perfect introduction for all students of the history of Islamic civilization and the Middle East. The use of maps, timelines, primary sources, and a glossary further illuminates the fascinating yet complex world of the pre-modern Middle East.
A history of the muslim world to 1750 traces the development of Islamic civilization from the career of the Prophet Muhammad to the mid-eighteenth century. Encompassing a wide range of significant events within the period, and the rise of the Ottoman, the fragmentation of society into various religious and political groups including the Shi'ites and Sunnis, the series of catastrophes in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries that threatened to destroy the civilization, Safavid, its coverage includes the creation of the Dar al-Islam the territory ruled by Muslims, and Mughal empires.
A History of the Muslim World to 1750: The Making of a Civilization #ad - Fully refreshed and containing over sixty images to highlight the key visual aspects, this book offers students a balanced coverage of the Muslim world from the Iberian Peninsula to South Asia, and detailed accounts of all cultures. Including the latest research from the last ten years, this second edition has been updated and expanded to cover the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries.
Islam: An IntroductionSUNY Press #ad - A comprehensive introduction to Islam. State university of New York Press.
Atlas of Islamic HistoryRoutledge #ad - Brought right up to date with the addition of a Postscript detailing The Islamic World since c. 1900, and additional endpaper maps illustrating the spread of islam through the ages and the islamic world in the 21st Century, the Atlas of Islamic History is an essential reference work and an invaluable textbook for undergraduates studying Islamic history, as well as those with an interest in Asian History, a Chronology from 500 BCE to 2014, Middle East History and World History more broadly.
All of the maps are in full colour: 18 of them are double-page spreads, and 25 are single page layouts. State university of New York Press. Each map is accompanied by a text that contextualises, and expands upon the map, explains, and are fully cross-referenced. This is an atlas of islamic, north, west and east africa, not simply Arab or Middle Eastern history; hence it covers the entire Muslim world, the Indian sub-continent, including Spain, Central Asia and South-East Asia.
Atlas of Islamic History #ad - This atlas provides the main outlines of islamic history from the immediate pre-Islamic period until the end of 1920, that is, before most parts of the Muslim world became sovereign nation states. Routledge. Using the most up to date cartographic and innovative design techniques, the maps break new ground in illuminating the history of Islam.
The maps are not static, the stages of the three contemporaneous umayyad, fatimid and ‘Abbasid caliphates on Map 10, in that they show transitions within the historical period to which they refer: for instance, or the progress of the Mongol invasions and the formation of the various separate Mongol khanates between 1200 and 1300 on Map 21.
The Koran Penguin ClassicsPenguin Classics #ad - J. Dawood’s classic translation is also available in a larger edition with the original Arabic in parallel text. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Routledge. With more than 1, 500 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. N. This newly revised edition of N. State university of New York Press. Dawood’s masterful translation of the koran in a fully revised editionThe Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible word of God as first revealed to the prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel nearly fourteen hundred years ago.
The Koran Penguin Classics #ad - . Penguin Classics. J. Its 114 chapters recount the narratives and rules of conduct central to Islamic belief, and together they form one of the world’s most influential prophetic works and a literary masterpiece in its own right.
Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern DebateYale University Press #ad - Penguin Classics. Routledge. Yale University Press. She then focuses on those arab societies that played a key role in elaborating the dominant Islamic discourses about women and gender: Arabia during the period in which Islam was founded; Iraq during the classical age, when the prescriptive core of legal and religious discourse on women was formulated; and Egypt during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when exposure to Western societies led to dramatic social change and to the emergence of new discourses on women.
Throughout, ahmed not only considers the Islamic texts in which central ideologies about women and gender developed or were debated but also places this discourse in its social and historical context. Are islamic societies inherently oppressive to women? is the trend among islamic women to appear once again in veils and other traditional clothing a symbol of regression or an effort to return to a “pure” Islam that was just and fair to both sexes? In this book Leila Ahmed adds a new perspective to the current debate about women and Islam by exploring its historical roots, tracing the developments in Islamic discourses on women and gender from the ancient world to the present.
Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate #ad - In order to distinguish what was distinctive about the earliest Islamic doctrine on women, Ahmed first describes the gender systems in place in the Middle East before the rise of Islam. State university of New York Press. Her book is thus a fascinating survey of Islamic debates and ideologies about women and the historical circumstances of their position in society, the first such discussion using the analytic tools of contemporary gender studies.
Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North Penguin ClassicsPenguin Classics #ad - Yale University Press. Routledge. State university of New York Press. Based on an expedition to the upper volga river in 922 ad, and sexual practices, religion, dress, Ibn Fadla-n and the Land of Darkness provides a rare and valuable glimpse of Viking customs, table manners, including the only eyewitness account ever written of a Viking ship cremation.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Penguin Classics. Ibn fadla-n's chronicles of his travels are one of the most important documents from the period, and this illuminating new translation offers insight into the world of the Arab geographers and the medieval lands of the far north.
Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North Penguin Classics #ad - A fascinating collection of medieval arabic travel writing in an important new translationBetween the ninth and fourteenth centuries, Arab explorers journeyed widely and frequently into the far north, Uzbekistan, crossing territories that now include Russia, and Kazakhstan. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Penguin Classics.
Medieval Persia 1040-1797Routledge #ad - Yale University Press. Despite the turbulent backdrop, arts, painting, poetry, which saw Persia ruled by a succession of groups who had seized power by military force, literature and architecture all flourished in the period. David morgan argues that understanding this complex period of Persia’s history is integral to understanding modern Iran and its significant role on the international scene.
Concise and clear, this book is the perfect introduction for students of medieval Persia and the medieval Middle East. Penguin Classics. It then charts the arrival of the saljūq Turks in the eleventh century and discusses in turn the major political powers of the period: Mongols, Timurids, Türkmen and Safawids.
Medieval Persia 1040-1797 #ad - . This new edition contains a new epilogue which discusses the significant literature of the last 28 years to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the latest historiographical trends in Persian history. State university of New York Press. Penguin Classics. Medieval persia 1040-1797 charts the remarkable history of Persia from its conquest by the Muslim Arabs in the seventh century AD to the modern period at the end of the eighteenth century, when the impact of the west became pervasive.
The chronological narrative enables students to identify change and consistencies under each ruling dynasty, while Persia’s rich social, cultural, religious and economic history is also woven throughout to present a complete picture of life in Medieval Persia. The book begins with a geographical introduction and briefly summarises Persian history during the early Islamic centuries to place the country’s Middle Ages in their historical context.
Islamic History: A Very Short IntroductionOxford University Press FBA-|287532 #ad - Historian Adam J. Finally, while stressing the unique status that history enjoys among Muslims, the book analyzes the roles that Islamic history has played in both religious and political contexts, especially compared to its lowly place in Western societies where history is often seen as little more than something that is not to be repeated.
Yale University Press. Silverstein also discusses the peoples--arabs, and sheds light on three representative institutions--the mosque, jihad, Persians, and Turks--who shaped Islamic history, and the caliphate--that highlight Islam's diversity over time. State university of New York Press. Oxford university Press USA.
Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction #ad - Routledge. Penguin Classics. Opening with a lucid overview of the rise and spread of islam, from the seventh to the twenty-first century, charting the evolution of what was originally a small, this Very Short Introduction introduces the story of Islamic history, localized community of believers into an international religion with over a billion adherents.
. The book examines how islam rose from the obscurity of seventh-century Arabia to the forefront of modern global concerns, and it highlights how we know what we claim to know about Islam's rise and development. Penguin Classics.
The Koran: A Very Short IntroductionOxford University Press #ad - The koran has constituted a remarkably resilient core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is now in its fifteenth century. In this very short introduction, michael Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in that of traditional Islam.
Yale University Press. Routledge. State university of New York Press. Oxford university Press, USA. Penguin Classics. He gives vivid accounts of its role in muslim civilization, illustrates the diversity of interpretations championed by traditional and modern commentators, discusses the processes by which the book took shape, and compares it to other scriptures and classics of the historic cultures of Eurasia.
The Koran: A Very Short Introduction #ad - About the series: combining authority with wit, and style, accessibility, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
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