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Genealogy and knowledge in Muslim societies : understanding the past

Author: Sarah Bowen Savant; Helena de Felipe
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press in association with the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, [2014]
Series: Exploring Muslim contexts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Prophet's family tree to the present, ideas about kinship and descent have shaped communal and national identities in Muslim societies. These case studies link genealogical knowledge to particular circumstances in which it was created, circulated and promoted.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Genealogy and knowledge in Muslim societies
(OCoLC)828416298
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Bowen Savant; Helena de Felipe
ISBN: 0748644989 9780748644988 1306819628 9781306819626
OCLC Number: 880877854
Description: 1 online resource (156 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Title Page; Contents; Figures and Tables; Introduction; Part One; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Part Two; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Part Three; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; About the Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Exploring Muslim contexts.
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Bowen Savant and Helena de Felipe.

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