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The Oxford history of Islam

Author: John L Esposito
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John L. Esposito, editor of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, has gathered together sixteen leading scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to examine the origins and historical development of Islam - its faith, community, institutions, sciences, and arts." "Written for the general reader but also appealing to specialists, The Oxford History of Islam offers the best of that recent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John L Esposito
ISBN: 0195107993 9780195107999
OCLC Number: 40838649
Description: xii, 749 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Muhammad and the caliphate : political history of the Islamic empire up to the Mongol conquest / Fred M. Donner --
Fruit of the tree of knowledge : the relationship between faith and practice in Islam / Vincent J. Cornell --
Law and society : the interplay of revelation and reason in the Shariah / Mohammad Hashim Kamali --
Science, medicine, and technology : the making of a scientific culture / Ahmad Dallal --
Art and architecture : themes and variations / Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom --
Philosophy and theology : from the eighth century C.E. to the present / Majid Fakhry --
Islam and Christendom : historical, cultural, and religious interaction from the seventh to the fifteenth centuries / Jane I. Smith --
Sultanates and gunpowder empires : the Middle East / Ira M. Lapidus --
The eastward journey of Muslim kingship : Islam in South and Southeast Asia / Bruce B. Lawrence --
Central Asia and China : transnationalization, Islamization, and ethnicization / Dru C. Gladney --
Islam in Africa to 1800 : merchants, chiefs, and saints / Nehemia Levtzion --
Foundations for renewal and reform : Islamic movements in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / John Obert Voll --
European colonialism and the emergence of modern Muslim states / S.V.R. Nasr --
The globalization of Islam : the return of Muslims to the West / Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad --
Contemporary Islam : reformation or revolution? / John L. Esposito.
Other Titles: History of Islam
Responsibility: edited by John L. Esposito.
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This illustrated volume begins in the pre-Islamic world and details the birth, development and growth of Islam through to the present. It is arranged both thematically and chronologically, tracing  Read more...

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