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The pursuit of learning in the Islamic world, 610-2003

Author: Hunt Janin
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This survey of Muslim achievement spans 1,400 years. Chapters fall into three sections: fundamentals of Islamic learning; its growth until the present; and its future direction in the face of anti-intellectual fundamentalism. Appendices describe decorative and other arts, the requirements for expertise in Islamic thought, Islamic ethical traditions, and noteworthy personalities and achievements. Maps and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hunt Janin
ISBN: 0786419547 9780786419548
OCLC Number: 56535085
Description: v, 229 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The world of Islam : doctrines and structure --
The prophet Muhammad and his times (c. 500-632) --
The Quran --
Islam becomes the dominant faith of an empire (632-873) --
The flowering of Islam (873-1041) --
Population movements and Islamic cities (1041-1453) --
The age of great empires (1453-1699) --
The impact of the West (1699-2003) --
The challenge of fundamentalism --
Conclusions : future prospects for Islamic learning --
The decorative and other arts of Islam --
Expertise in Islamic thought --
Ethical traditions in Islam --
Noteworthy Islamic personalities and cultural achievements.
Responsibility: Hunt Janin.
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Islam is the world's fastest growing religion. An understanding of Islam has never been more critical. This survey of Muslim intellectual and cultural achievements spans 1,400 years. Chapters cover:  Read more...

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