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A History of Islamic Societies

A History of Islamic Societies Author Ira M. Lapidus
ISBN-10 9780521514309
Release 2014-10-13
Pages 1020
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An accessible worldwide history of Muslim societies provides updated coverage of each country and region, in a volume that discusses their origins and evolution while offering insight into historical processes that shaped contemporary Islam and surveying its growing influence. Simultaneous. (Social Science)



A History of Islamic Societies

A History of Islamic Societies Author Ira M. Lapidus
ISBN-10 9781139991506
Release 2014-10-13
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This new edition of one of the most widely used course books on Islamic civilizations around the world has been substantially revised to incorporate the new scholarship and insights of the last twenty-five years. Ira Lapidus' history explores the beginnings and transformations of Islamic civilizations in the Middle East and details Islam's worldwide diffusion. The history is divided into four parts. Part I is a comprehensive account of pre-Islamic late antiquity; the beginnings of Islam; the early Islamic empires; and Islamic religious, artistic, legal and intellectual cultures. Part II deals with the construction in the Middle East of Islamic religious communities and states to the fifteenth century. Part III includes the history to the nineteenth century of Islamic North Africa and Spain; the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires; and other Islamic societies in Asia and Africa. Part IV accounts for the impact of European commercial and imperial domination on Islamic societies and traces the development of the modern national state system and the simultaneous Islamic revival from the early nineteenth century to the present.



A History of Islamic Societies

A History of Islamic Societies Author Ira M. Lapidus
ISBN-10 0521779332
Release 2002-08-22
Pages 970
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An accessible worldwide history of Muslim societies provides updated coverage of each country and region, in a volume that discusses their origins and evolution while offering insight into historical processes that shaped contemporary Islam and surveying its growing influence. Simultaneous. (Social Science)



Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century

Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century Author Ira M. Lapidus
ISBN-10 9780521514415
Release 2012-10-29
Pages 758
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First published in 1988, Ira Lapidus' A History of Islamic Societies has become a classic in the field, enlightening students, scholars, and others with a thirst for knowledge about one of the world's great civilizations. This book, based on fully revised and updated parts one and two of this monumental work,describes the transformations of Islamic societies from their beginning in the seventh century, through their diffusion across the globe, into the challenges of the nineteenth century. The story focuses on the organization of families and tribes, religious groups and states, showing how they were transformed by their interactions with other religious and political communities. The book concludes with the European commercial and imperial interventions that initiated a new set of transformations in the Islamic world, and the onset of the modern era. Organized in narrative sections for the history of each major region, with innovative, analytic summary introductions and conclusions, this book is a unique endeavour.



Muslim Societies in Africa

Muslim Societies in Africa Author Roman Loimeier
ISBN-10 9780253007971
Release 2013-06-05
Pages 358
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Includes bibliographical references and index.



Charity in Islamic Societies

Charity in Islamic Societies Author Amy Singer
ISBN-10 0521529123
Release 2008-09-18
Pages 260
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Muslim beliefs have inspired charitable giving for over fourteen centuries, yet Islamic history has rarely been examined from this perspective. In Charity in Islamic Societies, Amy Singer explains the basic concepts and institutions of Muslim charity, including the obligation to give on an annual basis. Charitable endowments shaped Muslim societies and cultures in every era. This book demonstrates how historical circumstances, social status, gender, age and other factors interacted with religious ideals to create a rich variety of charitable practices, from the beginnings of Islam to the present day. Using written texts, buildings, images and objects to anchor the discussions in each chapter, the author explores the motivations for charity, its impact on the rich and the poor, and the politicisation of charity. This lucidly written book will capture the attention of anyone who is interested in the nature of Islamic society and the role of philanthropy throughout history.



Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies

Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies Author Özgen Felek
ISBN-10 9781438439952
Release 2012-02
Pages 334
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A wide-ranging consideration of the place of dreams and visions in Islamic societies from the pre-modern period to the present.



Muslim Societies in African History

Muslim Societies in African History Author David Robinson
ISBN-10 052153366X
Release 2004-01-12
Pages 220
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This 2004 book examines the processes of Islamization, Arabization, and Africanization in the Muslim societies of Africa.



A History of Medieval Islam

A History of Medieval Islam Author John Joseph Saunders
ISBN-10 9781134930050
Release 2002-03-11
Pages 240
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This is an introduction to the history of the Muslim East from the rise of Islam to the Mongol conquests. It explains and indicates the main trends of Islamic historical evolution during the Middle Ages, and will help the non-Orientalist to understand something of the relationship between Islam and Christendom in those centuries.



Destiny Disrupted

Destiny Disrupted Author Tamim Ansary
ISBN-10 9781458760210
Release 2010
Pages 748
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Discusses the history of the world from an Islamic perspective, explaining the evolution of the Muslim community while recounting the history of the Western world with respect to Islamic events and interpretations.



The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World Author Francis Robinson
ISBN-10 0521669936
Release 1996
Pages 328
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Written by a team of leading specialists on Islamic history, this book discusses, with sumptuous illustrations, many aspects of Muslim culture. Includes studies on religion, politics, commerce, education, art and the interaction between Islam and the West, as well as the development of the Islamic world from the seventh century to the present day. Clear, informative, with commentaries and a glossary.



Health and Well Being in Islamic Societies

Health and Well Being in Islamic Societies Author Harold G. Koenig
ISBN-10 9783319058733
Release 2014-05-17
Pages 361
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From the first hospitals to pioneering pharmacy techniques, the early history of medicine reflects the groundbreaking contributions of Islamic physicians and scientists. Less recognized, however, is the impact of Islam on the health and daily health practices of modern day Muslims. Meticulously documented with current research sources and relevant religious texts, Health and Well-Being in Islamic Societies sheds light on the relationships between Muslim beliefs and physical, psychological, and social health. Background chapters trace Muslim thought on health and healing as it has evolved over the centuries to the present. The authors provide even-handed comparisons with Christianity as the two traditions approach medical and ethical questions, and with Christian populations in terms of health outcomes, assuring coverage that is not only objective but also empirically sound and clinically useful. And as the concluding chapters show, understanding of these similarities and differences can lead to better care for clients, cost-effective services for communities, and healthier Muslim populations in general. Included among the book's topics: Muslim beliefs about health, healing, and healthcare Similarities and differences between Muslim and Christian health beliefs Impact of religion on physical, mental, and community health in Muslims Understanding how Islam influences health Applications for clinical practice Implications for public health Cultural awareness is critical to improving both individual client health and public health on a global scale. Health and Well-Being in Islamic Societies is essential reading for clinical and health psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and nurses, and will be informative for the general reader as well.



The Calligraphic State

The Calligraphic State Author Brinkley Messick
ISBN-10 9780520205154
Release 1996-06-16
Pages 341
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"Throws completely fresh light on non-colonial yet modern systems of legality and moral power. . . . The picture given of Islamic legal education and practice is one of the best available . . . a compelling read and a fine book for teaching."—Paul Dresch, Oxford University



A History of Islamic Law

A History of Islamic Law Author N. Coulson
ISBN-10 1138518263
Release 2017-10-02
Pages 272
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Lawyers, according to Edmund Burke, are bad historians. He was referring to an unwillingness, rather than an inaptitude, on the part of early nineteenth-century English lawyers to concern themselves with the past: for contemporary jurisprudence was a pure and isolated science wherein law appeared as a body of rules, based upon objective criteria, whose nature and very existence were independent of considerations of time and place. Despite the influence of the historical school of Western jurisprudence, Burke's observation is generally valid for Middle East studies. Muslim jurisprudence in its traditional form provides an extreme example of a legal science divorced from historical considerations. Law, in classical Islamic theory, is the revealed will of God, a divinely ordained system preceding, and not preceded by, the Muslim state controlling, but not controlled by, Muslim society. There can thus be no relativistic notion of the law itself evolving as an historical phenomenon closely tied with the progress of society. The increasing number of nations that are largely Muslim or have a Muslim head of state, emphasizes the growing political importance of the Islamic world, and, as a result, the desirability of extending and expanding the understanding and appreciation of their culture and belief systems. Since history counts for much among Muslims and what happened in 632 or 656 is still a live issue, a journalistic familiarity with present conditions is not enough; there must also be some awareness of how the past has molded the present. This book is designed to give the reader a clear picture. But where there are gaps, obscurities, and differences of opinion, these are also indicated.



Women and Gender in Islam

Women and Gender in Islam Author Leila Ahmed
ISBN-10 0300055838
Release 1992
Pages 296
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Explores the historical roots of the debate about women in Islamic societies by tracing the developments in Islamic discourses on women and gender up to the present. The book describes the gender systems in place in the Middle East both before and after the rise of Islam.



Brunei History Islam Society and Contemporary Issues

Brunei     History  Islam  Society and Contemporary Issues Author Ooi Keat Gin
ISBN-10 9781317659976
Release 2015-12-14
Pages 274
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Brunei, although a relatively small state, is disproportionately important on account of its rich resource base. In addition, in recent years the country has endeavoured to play a greater role in regional affairs, especially through ASEAN, holding the chair of the organisation in 2013, and also beyond the region, fostering diplomatic, political, economic and educational ties with many nations. This book presents much new research and new thinking on a wide range of issues concerning Brunei largely drawn from Bruneian academics. Subjects covered include Brunei’s rich history – the sultanate formerly had much more extensive territories and was a key player in regional affairs; the country’s economy, politics, society and ethnicities; and resource issues and international relations.



The Oxford History of Islam

The Oxford History of Islam Author John L. Esposito
ISBN-10 9780195107999
Release 1999
Pages 749
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Discusses the origins, historical development, and culture of Islam.