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The Oxford history of Islam

Author: John L Esposito
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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"In this work sixteen leading scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, examine the origins and historical development of Islam - its faith, community, institutions, sciences, and arts. Beginning in the pre-Islamic Arab world, the chapters include extensive overviews and perspectives from the story of Muhammad and his Companions, to the development of Islamic religion and culture and the empires that grew from it, to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oxford history of Islam.
New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 99013219
(OCoLC)40838649
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John L Esposito
ISBN: 9780199771004 0199771006
OCLC Number: 495796314
Notes: Title from title page (Oxford Islamic studies online, viewed Jan. 5, 2010).
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), color maps
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 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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fine volume ... excellent ... admirable * Karen Armstrong, The Times 7/6/00 *

 
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