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The formation of Islam : religion and society in the Near East, 600-1800

Author: Jonathan Porter Berkey
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Themes in Islamic history, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jonathan Berkey surveys the religious history of the peoples of the Near East from approximately 600 to 1800 c.e. After examining the religious scene in the Near East in late antiquity, he investigates Islam's first century, the "classical" period from the accession of the Abbasids to the rise of the Buyid amirs. He then traces the emergence of new forms of Islam in the middle period, deftly showing how Islam  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Porter Berkey
ISBN: 0521582148 9780521582148 0521588138 9780521588133
OCLC Number: 50476676
Awards: Winner of Middle East Studies Association Albert Hourani Prize 2003
Description: xv, 286 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. The Near East before Islam: --
Introduction --
Religions of late antiquity --
Arabia before Islam --
Early seventh century --
Part II. The Emergence of Islam, 600-750: --
Approaches and problems --
Origins of the Muslim community --
Early Islam in the Near East --
Umayyad period --
Beginnings of sectarianism --
Non-Muslims of early Islam --
'Abbasid revolution --
Part III. The Consolidation of Islam, 750-1000: --
Issues of Islamic identity --
Religion and politics --
Shi'ism --
Formation of Sunni traditionalism --
Asceticism and mysticism --
Non-Muslim communities --
Part IV. Medieval Islam, 1000-1500: --
Medieval Islamic Near East --
Characteristics of the medieval Islamic world --
Sunni 'revival'? --
Common patterns in social and political organization --
Modes of justice --
Transmission of religious knowledge --
Sufism --
Popular religion --
Epilogue: --
From medieval to modern Islam.
Series Title: Themes in Islamic history, v. 2.
Responsibility: Jonathan P. Berkey.
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