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Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century : a Global History.

Author: Ira M Lapidus
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Based on parts one and two of Ira Lapidus's history, this book traces the transformation of pre-modern Islamic societies and their transfusion globally.
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Lapidus, Ira M.
Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century : A Global History.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ira M Lapidus
ISBN: 9781139842051 1139842056 9781139844413 1139844415
OCLC Number: 818882925
Notes: Chapter 17 muslim urban societies to the tenth century.
Description: 1 online resource (796 pages)
Contents: Cover; ISLAMIC SOCIETIES TO THE NINETEENTH CENTURY; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; LIST OF FIGURES; LIST OF MAPS; LIST OF TABLES; PREFACE; THE BEGINNINGS OF ISLAM IN THE MIDDLE EAST; THE GLOBAL DIFFUSION OF ISLAM TO THE NINETEENTH CENTURY; THE BEGINNING OF THE MODERN ERA; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS TO THE FIRST EDITION OF A HISTORY OF ISLAMIC SOCIETIES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS TO THE SECOND EDITION OF A HISTORY OF ISLAMIC SOCIETIES; PUBLISHER'S PREFACE; INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC SOCIETIES; PART I: THE BEGINNINGS OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATIONS. CHAPTER 1 MIDDLE EASTERN SOCIETIES BEFORE ISLAMANCIENT, ROMAN, AND PERSIAN EMPIRES; The Roman empire; The Sasanian empire; RELIGION AND SOCIETY BEFORE ISLAM; RELIGIONS AND EMPIRES; WOMEN, FAMILY, AND SOCIETY (CO-AUTHOR, LENA SALAYMEH); Marriage, divorce, and sexual morality; Property and inheritance; Seclusion and veiling; CONCLUSION; CHAPTER 2 HISTORIANS AND THE SOURCES; CHAPTER 3 ARABIA; CLANS AND KINGDOMS; MECCA; LANGUAGE, POETRY, AND THE GODS; CHAPTER 4 MUHAMMAD: PREACHING, COMMUNITY, AND STATE FORMATION; THE LIFE OF THE PROPHET; THE QURAN; THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN AND ARABIAN HERITAGE. Community and politicsconclusion: the umma of islam; chapter 5 introduction to the arab-muslim empires; chapter 6 the arab-muslim conquests and the socioeconomic bases of empire; the conquests; the administration of the new empire; chapter 7 regional developments: economic and social change; iraq; syria and mesopotamia; egypt; iran; the integration of conquering and conquered peoples; conversions to islam; arabic and other middle eastern languages; chapter 8 the caliphate to 750; the rightly guided caliphs; the umayyad monarchy (661-685); the imperial caliphate: the marwanids (685-750). The crisis of the dynasty and the rise of the abbasidschapter 9 the abbasid empire; baghdad; abbasid administration: the central government; provincial government; local government; resistance and rebellion; chapter 10 decline and fall of the abbasid empire; the decline of the central government; provincial autonomy and the rise of independent states; chapter 11 introduction: religion and identity; chapter 12 the ideology of imperial islam; umayyad architecture; the desert palaces; the umayyads and the ancient empires; islam and iconoclasm; chapter 13 the abbasids: caliphs and emperors. THE CALIPHATE AND ISLAMThe Inquisition; Architecture and court ceremony; THE ARABIC HUMANITIES; PERSIAN LITERATURE; HELLENISTIC LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY; CULTURE, LEGITIMACY, AND THE STATE; CHAPTER 14 INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 15 SUNNI ISLAM; THE VENERATION OF THE PROPHET; EARLY MUSLIM THEOLOGY; Ash'arism; SCRIPTURALISM: QURAN, HADITH, AND LAW (CO-AUTHOR, LENA SALAYMEH); Law in the seventh and eighth centuries; Tradition and law: Hadith; Reasoned opinion versus traditionalism; The schools of law; ASCETICISM AND MYSTICISM (SUFISM); CHAPTER 16 SHI'I ISLAM; ISMA'ILI SHI'ISM.

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