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Foltz, Richard C. 1961-

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Works: 35 works in 155 publications in 6 languages and 4,113 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Comparative studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BL1050, 200.958
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Most widely held works by Richard C Foltz
Religions of the Silk Road : overland trade and cultural exchange from antiquity to the fifteenth century by Richard C Foltz( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Religions of the Silk Road looks behind the romantic notions of the colonial era and tells the story of how cultural traditions, especially in the form of religious ideas, accompanied merchants and their goods along the overland Asian trade routes in pre-modern times. As early as three thousand years ago Hebraic and Iranian religious ideas and practices traveled eastwards in this way, to be followed centuries later by the great missionary traditions of Buddhism, Christianity, Manichaeism, and Islam. But the Silk Road was more than just a conduit along which these religions hitched rides East; it was a formative and transformative rite of passage, and no religion emerged unchanged at the end of the journey."--Jacket
Spirituality in the land of the noble : how Iran shaped the world's religions by Richard C Foltz( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although today associated exclusively with Islam, Iran has in fact played an unparalleled role within all the world religions, injecting Iranian ideas into the Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, and Manichaean traditions of the merchants who passed along the Silk Road
Islam and ecology : a bestowed trust( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The environmental crisis falls hardest upon the world's poor, a disproportionate number of whom are Muslims. Islam contains a strong message of social justice, which challenges many of the environmentally destructive development models currently in place. Moreover, the Islamic tradition contains rich sources for environmental ethics, although this dimension has not yet figured prominently in the discourse of contemporary Muslim intellectuals who tend to see environmental issues as symptoms of broader social justice concerns." "The conference on Islam and ecology held at the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School, in 1998 was the first international forum to bring Islamic environmental values to the forefront of discussion. In the Islamic worldview humans are seen as stewards over a creation that belongs ultimately not to humans, but to God. Islamic law provides for levels of environmental protection that exceed in some cases those in contemporary Western legal systems, but throughout the Muslim world these traditions have been replaced or allowed to lapse. Today, however, Muslims everywhere are coming to see the environment as an issue affecting the welfare of all present and future generations, and they are coming with renewed interest to the guidance that Islamic models of stewardship can provide." "Muslims today constitute one-sixth of the world's human population, and Muslim communities are present in virtually every country around the globe. This volume contains a set of essays written by scholars of Islam from a wide range of countries and cultural backgrounds, attesting to the importance of including this major religious tradition in global discussions on environment and sustainability."--Jacket
Iran in world history by Richard C Foltz( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Home of one of the world's most ancient and enduring civilizations, Iran has been at the nexus of world history for the past three thousand years. Situated at the crossroads between East and West, it has been marked by its encounters with other cultures and has influenced them with its own. From paradise gardens and Persian carpets to the mystical poetry of Rumi and Hafez, Iran's contributions have earned it a place among history's most refined and sophisticated societies. In this book, Richard Foltz traces the spread of Iranian culture among diverse populations ranging from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean, and along the Silk Roads as far as China, from prehistoric times up to the present day. He emphasizes the range of contributions Iran has made to world history by highlighting the roles of key figures such as the ancient empire-builders Cyrus the Great and Darius I, the medieval polymath Avicenna, and early modern Mughal rulers such as Shah Jahan, who built India's celebrated Taj Mahal. From the establishment of the Pahlavi dynasty by Reza Shah in 1925 until the 1979 revolution under the charismatic leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran embarked on a modernization process that led to the spread of literacy and the growth of the women's movement, making it one of the most advanced nations in the developing world. Lack of political freedoms has continued to frustrate many Iranians, however, and the country is often seen as an international pariah in the West. Iran today is rarely treated well in Western news headlines, despite remarkable achievements by individual Iranians in a wide range of fields. Encompassing religion, literature, the arts, and politics, Iran in World History offers a comprehensive history of one of the world's most influential civilizations and offers nuanced examples of its continuing role in the world today." -- Publisher's description
Animals in Islamic tradition and Muslim cultures by Richard C Foltz( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From references to animals in the Qur'an to modern-day websites on Islamic vegetarianism, Richard C. Foltz presents the first comprehensive study of the role of animals in the Islamic tradition. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including classic texts in philosophy, literature and mysticism, Foltz traces the development of Islamic attitudes towards animals over the centuries and confronts the key ethical questions facing Muslims today."--Jacket
Religions of the Silk Road : premodern patterns of globalization by Richard C Foltz( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces the spread of religions and cultures along the trans-Eurasian trade routes over a period of more than two millennia. Indian, Iranian, Semitic, and Mediterranean ideas all followed the same trajectory through Central Asia to China and beyond, picking up additional elements and sometimes being radically transformed along the way. This age-old pattern shows how the transmission of culture and the development of economic networks have always been inextricably linked, laying a precedent for the globalizing trends seen today"--Back cover
Religions of Iran : from prehistory to the present by Richard C Foltz( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Religions of Iran brings to light the often neglected influence of Iranian ideas throughout the history of the world's religions, from prehistory up to the present day. Originating as one of the Indo-European tribes of the Eurasian steppes in ancient times, Iranians share much of their mythology with the Greeks, Romans, Norse, and Hindus. From this shared past emerged the uniquely Iranian religion of Zoroastrianism, many of whose central beliefs were later adopted by Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam."--Page 4 of cover
Mughal India and Central Asia by Richard C Foltz( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the Central Asian element in the formation of the civilization of Mughal India, focusing on the 16th and 17th centuries. The culture of the Mughal Empire is seen to be a composite of indigenous and foreign elements, many of which originated, like the Mughal rulers themselves, in Central Asia.--Publisher's description
Worldviews, religion, and the environment : a global anthology by Richard C Foltz( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This [text] strives to be as inclusive as possible. It attempts to give voice to as wide a range as possible of the diverse sources of contemporary worldviews throughout the globe, Western and Eastern, Northern and Southern, women's and men's. -- Preface
Environmentalism in the Muslim world( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book to provide an overview of how Muslim activists are responding on the ground to the global environmental crisis. The detrimental effects of environmental degradation are felt most severely by the world's poor, a disproportionate number of whom are Muslims. Unfortunately, governments of Muslim societies have been slow to respond to environmental problems, while opposition movements as well have mostly chosen to focus on other issues. Nevertheless, environmental awareness and activism are growing throughout the Muslim world. This book offers chapters by leading Muslim environmentalists which survey environmental initiatives in Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Malaysia. Issues are detailed pointing out both successes and failures and describing the unique challenges facing the world's very diverse Muslim societies in striving to balance development and social justice with preserving the integrity of the earth's life support systems
Iran in world history by Richard C Foltz( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A convergence of land and language (3500-550 BCE) -- Iran and the Greeks (550-247 BCE) -- Parthians, Sasanian and Sogdians (247 BCE-651 CE) -- The Iranization of Islam (651-1027) -- The Turks: empire-builders and champions of Persian culture (1027-1722) -- Under Europe's shadow (1722-1925) -- Modernization and dictatorship: the Pahlavi years (1925-79) -- The Islamic republic of Iran (1979-present)
Religions of Iran : from prehistory to the present by Richard C Foltz( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings to light the often neglected influence of Iranian ideas throughout the history of the world's religions, from prehistory up to the present day. Originating as one of the Indo-European tribes of the Eurasian steppes in ancient times, Iranians share much of their mythology with the Greeks, Romans, Norse, and Hindus. From this shared past emerged the uniquely Iranian religion of Zoroastrianism, many of whose central beliefs were later adopted by Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam."--Publisher's website
Dīnʹhā-yi Jādah-yi Abrīsham : tijārat-i barrī va dād va sitad-i farhangī az āghāz tā qarn-i pānzdahum by Richard C Foltz( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in Persian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

İpek Yolu dinleri : antik dönemden 15. yüzyıla kadar kara yolu ticareti ve kültürel etkileşim by Richard C Foltz( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in Turkish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-rūḥāniyah fī arḍ al-nubalā by Richard C Foltz( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldviews, religion, and the environment : a global anthology( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Emperor Jahangir by Muṭribī al-Aṣamm al-Samarqandī( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second, it provides insight into the enduring Mughal attachment to their Central Asian homeland, which Jahangir demonstrates most profoundly in his conversations with his visitor from Samarqand. Finally, it is an important historical document of Jahangir's reign, filling in the period just months before his death, after his own memoirs had left off
Uzbek Central Asia and Mughal India : Asian Muslim society in the 16th and 17th centuries by Richard C Foltz( )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmentalism in the Muslim World by Richard C Foltz( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Animals in Islamic traditions and Muslim cultures by Richard C Foltz( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>This book, the first of its kind, surveys Islamic and Muslim attitudes towards animals, and human responsibilities towards them, through Islam''s philosophy, literature, mysticism and art.</div>
 
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Religions of the Silk Road : overland trade and cultural exchange from antiquity to the fifteenth century
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‏ريتشارد فولتز، 1961-

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فولتز، ريتشارد سي، 1961-

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Spirituality in the land of the noble : how Iran shaped the world's religionsIslam and ecology : a bestowed trustAnimals in Islamic tradition and Muslim culturesReligions of the Silk Road : premodern patterns of globalizationMughal India and Central AsiaWorldviews, religion, and the environment : a global anthologyEnvironmentalism in the Muslim worldWorldviews, religion, and the environment : a global anthology