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A history of Islamic societies

Author: Ira M Lapidus
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The first part covers the formative era of Islamic civilization. The second traces the diffusion of worldwide Islamic societies, while the third explores their reaction to European imperialism, and emergence as independent states. The concluding chapters consider Islam's recent history, the formation of Islamic revival movements and global Islamic identities.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ira M Lapidus
ISBN: 0521770564 9780521770569 0521779332 9780521779333
OCLC Number: 50227716
Description: xxx, 970 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I The Origins of Islamic Civilization: the Middle East from c. 600 to c. 1200 --
Part II The Worldwide Diffusion of Islamic Societies from the Tenth to the Nineteenth Centuries --
Part III The Modern Transformation: Muslim Peoples in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.
Responsibility: Ira M. Lapidus.
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Ira Lapidus' classic history of the origins and evolution of Muslim societies was revised and updated for this second edition, first published in 2002. The book traces the evolution of Islam from  Read more...

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'... Lapidus is concerned not with defining an essential Islam, but rather with mapping the role of Islamic beliefs, institutions, and identities in particular historical contexts.' International Read more...

 
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