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Discovering Islam : making sense of Muslim history and society

Author: Akbar S Ahmed
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1991, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This accessible work balances the image of Islam as aggressive and fanatical with an objective picture of the main features of Muslim history and the compulsions of Muslim society.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Akbar S Ahmed
ISBN: 0415039304 9780415039307
OCLC Number: 28369655
Description: x, 251 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Discovering Islam Part 1: The Pattern of Islamic History 2. Muslim Ideal: Holy Book and Prophet 3. A Theory of Islamic History 4. The Great Muslim Empires: Ottomans, Saffavids and Mughals 5. Sufis and Scholars 6. Islam of the Periphery 7. Under European Rule: The Colonial Impact on Muslim Society Part 2: Contemporary Muslim Society 8. Princes and Paupers: Muslim Societies in Saudi Arabia and South India 9. Muslim Society Turned Inside Out: Ethnicity, Women and Refugees 10. The Reconstruction of Muslim Thought 11. Only Connect Appendix: Muslim Chronology, Glossary of Islamic Terminology, Bibliography: Suggested Readings, Index
Responsibility: Akbar S. Ahmed.

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