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A history of Islamic societies

Author: Ira M Lapidus
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1990?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the civilisations and patterns of life of Muslims throughout the world.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ira M Lapidus
ISBN: 0521295491 9780521295499
OCLC Number: 233391673
Description: xxx, 1002 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Contents: The origins of Islamic civilization : the Middle East from c.600 to c.1200: Introduction : Middle Eastern societies before the advent of Islam ; The Preaching of Islam: Arabia ; The life of the Prophet ; The Arab-Muslim Imperium (632-945): The Arab conquests and the socio-economic bases of empire ; The Caliphate ; Cosmopolitan Islam : the Islam of the imperial elite; Urban Islam : the Islam of the religious elites ; Islamic culture and the separation of state and religion ; The fall of the ʻAbbasid empire ; From Islamic Culture to Islamic Society : Iran and Iraq, 945-c.1200: The post-ʻAbbasid Middle Eastern state system ; Muslim communities and Middle Eastern societies ; The collective ideal ; The personal ethic ; Conclusion : the Middle Eastern Islamic paradigm. The worldwide diffusion of Islamic societies from the tenth to the nineteenth century: Introduction : the Islamic world and the rise of Europe ; The Middle Eastern Islamic Societies: Iran : the Mongol, Timurid, and Safavid empires ; The Turkish migrations and the Ottoman Empire ; The Arab Middle East ; Islamic North Africa and Spain to the nineteenth century ; Inner Asia from the Mongol conquests to the nineteenth century ; The Indian subcontinent : the Delhi Sultanates and the Mughal empire ; The formation of Islamic societies in Southeast Asia ; Islam in Africa: Islam in Sudanic, savannah, and forest West Africa ; Islam in East Africa and the rise of European colonial empires ; 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: Nationalism and Islam in the Middle East: Iran : state and religion in the modern era ; The dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and the modernization of Turkey; Egypt : secularism and Islamic modernity ; The Arab Middle East: Arabism, military states, and Islam ; North Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries ; Secularism and Islam in Central and Southern Asia: The Indian subcontinent : India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh ; Islam in Indonesia and Malaysia ; Inner Asia under Russian and Chinese rule ; Islam in Twentieth Century Africa: Islam in West Africa ; Islam in East Africa ; Conclusion : secularised Islam and Islamic revival.
Other Titles: Islamic societies
Responsibility: Ira M. Lapidus.

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