A History of Islamic Societies

A History of Islamic Societies
Author: Ira M. Lapidus
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 1020
Release: 2014-10-13
ISBN 10: 0521514304
ISBN 13: 9780521514309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Islamic Societies Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 758
Release: 2012-10-29
ISBN 10: 052151441X
ISBN 13: 9780521514415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century Book Review:

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.

A History of Islamic Societies

A History of Islamic Societies
Author: Ira Marvin Lapidus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1002
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1087664008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Muslim Societies in African History

Muslim Societies in African History
Author: David Robinson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2004-01-12
ISBN 10: 9780521533669
ISBN 13: 052153366X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslim Societies in African History Book Review:

This book examines the processes of Islamization, Arabization, and Africanization in the Muslim societies of Africa.

Arabic Thought and Islamic Societies RLE Politics of Islam

Arabic Thought and Islamic Societies  RLE Politics of Islam
Author: Aziz Al-Azmeh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 1134607539
ISBN 13: 9781134607532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arabic Thought and Islamic Societies RLE Politics of Islam Book Review:

This is a study of the structure and composition of the official learning current in medieval Arabic culture. This comprises natural sciences both exoteric and esoteric (medicine, alchemy, astrology and others), traditional and religious sciences (such as theology, exegesis and grammar), philosophical sciences such as metaphysics and ethics, in addition to technical disciplines like political theory and medicine, and other fields of intellectual endeavour. The book identifies and develops a number of conceptual elements common to the various areas of official Arabic scientific discourse, and shows how these elements integrate these disparate sciences into an historical epistemic unity. The specific profile of each of these different sciences is described, in terms of its conceptual content, but especially with reference to its historical circumstances. These are seen to be embodied in a number of institutional supports, both intellectual and social: paradigms, schools of thought, institutions of learning, pedagogic techniques, and a body of professionals, all of which combine to form definite, albeit ever renewed, traditions of learning. Finally, an attempt is made to relate Arabic scientific knowledge in the Middle Ages to patterns of scientific and political authority. First published in 1986.

The State of Social Progress of Islamic Societies

The State of Social Progress of Islamic Societies
Author: Habib Tiliouine,Richard J. Estes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 682
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN 10: 3319247743
ISBN 13: 9783319247748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of Social Progress of Islamic Societies Book Review:

This handbook addresses the historical background of the Islamic world and reviews its basic past intellectual achievements. It studies social progress of these regions and sub-regions in comparison with other parts of the world. It uses large data sets and well established statistically weighted Indexes in order to assess the nature and pace of the multiple facets of social change in member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The handbook extensively discusses the main challenges confronting the Islamic nations in the social, economic, political, and ideological fields. Though it is recognizable that social change in the Islamic World is generally positive, it remains highly variable in pace and there is room to speed it up to the benefit of millions of deprived Muslim people. Hence, the book studies the different propositions and programs of action, such as the United Nations’ Millennium Development Campaign and the OIC’s Ten-Year Programme of Action to present an integrated and comprehensive agenda of action to help improve the situation in the Islamic World.

Health and Well Being in Islamic Societies

Health and Well Being in Islamic Societies
Author: Harold G. Koenig,Saad Al Shohaib
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2014-05-17
ISBN 10: 3319058738
ISBN 13: 9783319058733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health and Well Being in Islamic Societies Book Review:

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.

Muslim Societies in Africa

Muslim Societies in Africa
Author: Roman Loimeier
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2013-07-17
ISBN 10: 0253027322
ISBN 13: 9780253027320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslim Societies in Africa Book Review:

Muslim Societies in Africa provides a concise overview of Muslim societies in Africa in light of their role in African history and the history of the Islamic world. Roman Loimeier identifies patterns and peculiarities in the historical, social, economic, and political development of Africa, and addresses the impact of Islam over the longue durée. To understand the movements of peoples and how they came into contact, Loimeier considers geography, ecology, and climate as well as religious conversion, trade, and slavery. This comprehensive history offers a balanced view of the complexities of the African Muslim past while looking toward Africa’s future role in the globalized Muslim world.

Legal Documents as Sources for the History of Muslim Societies

Legal Documents as Sources for the History of Muslim Societies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2017-06-21
ISBN 10: 9004343733
ISBN 13: 9789004343733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legal Documents as Sources for the History of Muslim Societies Book Review:

This volume examines the use of legal documents for the history of Muslim societies, presenting case studies from different periods and areas of the Muslim world from medieval Iran and Egypt to contemporary Yemen and Morocco, and involving multiple disciplinary approaches.

Charity in Islamic Societies

Charity in Islamic Societies
Author: Amy Singer
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2008-09-18
ISBN 10: 9780521529129
ISBN 13: 0521529123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charity in Islamic Societies Book Review:

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.

A History of the Islamic World 600 1800

A History of the Islamic World  600 1800
Author: Jo Van Steenbergen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2020-08-12
ISBN 10: 1000093077
ISBN 13: 9781000093070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Islamic World 600 1800 Book Review:

A History of the Islamic World, 600–1800 supplies a fresh and unique survey of the formation of the Islamic world and the key developments that characterize this broad region’s history from late antiquity up to the beginning of the modern era. Containing two chronological parts and fourteen chapters, this impressive overview explains how different tides in Islamic history washed ashore diverse sets of leadership groups, multiple practices of power and authority, and dynamic imperial and dynastic discourses in a theocratic age. A text that transcends many of today’s popular stereotypes of the premodern Islamic past, the volume takes a holistically and theoretically informed approach for understanding, interpreting, and teaching premodern history of Islamic West-Asia. Jo Van Steenbergen identifies the Asian connectedness of the sociocultural landscapes between the Nile in the southwest to the Bosporus in the northwest, and the Oxus (Amu Darya) and Jaxartes (Syr Darya) in the northeast to the Indus in the southeast. This abundantly illustrated book also offers maps and dynastic tables, enabling students to gain an informed understanding of this broad region of the world. This book is an essential text for undergraduate classes on Islamic History, Medieval and Early Modern History, Middle East Studies, and Religious History.

Architectural Excellence in Islamic Societies

Architectural Excellence in Islamic Societies
Author: Ashraf M. Salama,Marwa M. El-Ashmouni
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 1351057472
ISBN 13: 9781351057479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Excellence in Islamic Societies Book Review:

This book discusses architectural excellence in Islamic societies drawing on textual and visual materials, from the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, developed over more than three decades. At the core of the discussion are the efforts, processes, and outcomes of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA). The AKAA recognises excellence in architectural and urban interventions within cities and settlements in the Islamic world which are continuously challenged by dramatic changes in economies, societies, political systems, decision-making, and environmental requirements. Architectural Excellence in Islamic Societies responds to the recurring question about the need for architectural awards, arguing that they are critical to validating the achievements of professional architects while making their contributions more widely acknowledged by the public. Through analysis and critique of over sixty awarded and shortlisted projects from over thirty-five countries, this book provides an expansive look at the history of the AKAA through a series of narratives on the enduring values of architecture, architectural and urban conservation, built environment sustainability, and architectural pluralism and multiple modernities. Architectural Excellence in Islamic Societies will appeal to professionals and academics, researchers, and upper-level students in architectural history and theory and built environment related fields.

A History of Islamic Societies

A History of Islamic Societies
Author: Ira M. Lapidus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1002
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780521295499
ISBN 13: 0521295491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Islamic Societies Book Review:

A History of Islamic Societies provides an authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the civilisations and patterns of life of Muslims throughout the world. Part I deals with the formative era of Islamic civilisation from the revelation of the Qur'an to the Thirteenth century and examines the transformation of Islam from a complex of doctrines and cultural systems into the organising principles of Middle Eastern Society. Part II traces the creation of similar societies in the Balkans, North Africa, Central Asia, China, India, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Part III considers the transformation of these societies under the forces of technological change, industrial revolution and European imperialism. It describes the emergence of modern economies, national states and secular ideologies in Muslim countries and seeks to assess the role of past Islamic institutions and present Islamic movements in the shaping of contemporary Muslim society.

Brunei History Islam Society and Contemporary Issues

Brunei     History  Islam  Society and Contemporary Issues
Author: Ooi Keat Gin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN 10: 131765997X
ISBN 13: 9781317659976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brunei History Islam Society and Contemporary Issues Book Review:

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.

Islam Politics and Social Movements

Islam  Politics  and Social Movements
Author: Ervand Abrahamian
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780520068681
ISBN 13: 0520068688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Politics and Social Movements Book Review:

Taken together the essays in this work not only provide new research essential to the study of Islamic societies and Muslim peoples, but also set a new standard for the concrete study of local situations and illuminate the forces shaping the history of modern Muslim societies. This collection is unique in its sophisticated interpretation of the social protest and political resistance movements in Muslim countries during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors take two principal approaches to the study of their subject. Utilizing "new cultural history," they explore how particular movements have deployed the cultural and religious resources of Islam to mobilize and legitimize insurgent political action. Others rely on "new social history" to study the economic, political, and social contexts in which movements of anti-colonial resistance and revolution have developed. This work brings together contributions from specialists on Islamic North Africa, Egypt, the Arab fertile crescent, Iran and India.

Marriage Money and Divorce in Medieval Islamic Society

Marriage  Money and Divorce in Medieval Islamic Society
Author: Yossef Rapoport
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2005-04-21
ISBN 10: 9781139444811
ISBN 13: 1139444816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marriage Money and Divorce in Medieval Islamic Society Book Review:

High rates of divorce, often taken to be a modern and western phenomenon, were also typical of medieval Islamic societies. By pitting these high rates of divorce against the Islamic ideal of marriage,Yossef Rapoport radically challenges usual assumptions about the legal inferiority of Muslim women and their economic dependence on men. He argues that marriages in late medieval Cairo, Damascus and Jerusalem had little in common with the patriarchal models advocated by jurists and moralists. The transmission of dowries, women's access to waged labour, and the strict separation of property between spouses made divorce easy and normative, initiated by wives as often as by their husbands. This carefully researched work of social history is interwoven with intimate accounts of individual medieval lives, making for a truly compelling read. It will be of interest to scholars of all disciplines concerned with the history of women and gender in Islam.

Muslims and Others in Early Islamic Society

Muslims and Others in Early Islamic Society
Author: Robert Hoyland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2021-03-25
ISBN 10: 1351916181
ISBN 13: 9781351916189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslims and Others in Early Islamic Society Book Review:

The interaction between Muslims and the other religious denominations of the Middle East in the period 620-1020 is the subject of this volume. This is arguably the single most important issue in the history of the early Islamic Middle East, since the Muslims were initially a minority in the lands that they had conquered and so had to reach some modus vivendi with the various religious communities in their realm. Fifteen articles by leading scholars shed light on this process from a number of different perspectives: historical, conceptual, legal, social and theological. An introduction both gives an overview and examines possibilities for future research. The period under study is demarcated at one end by the Prophet Muhammed (d. 632) who, as the Qur’an tells us, had to deal with Jews, Christians and polytheists. At the other end lies the great legal/political thinker Manardi (d. ca. 1020), by whose time the Middle East had become substantially Islamicised.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World
Author: Francis Robinson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780521669931
ISBN 13: 0521669936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World Book Review:

This book presents a rounded picture of Islam, from current issues of fundamentalism, to its culture and art.

Islamophobia in Muslim Majority Societies

Islamophobia in Muslim Majority Societies
Author: Enes Bayraklı,Farid Hafez
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2018-12-21
ISBN 10: 0429876874
ISBN 13: 9780429876875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamophobia in Muslim Majority Societies Book Review:

In the last decade, Islamophobia in Western societies, where Muslims constitute the minority, has been studied extensively. However, Islamophobia is not restricted to the geography of the West, but rather constitutes a global phenomenon. It affects Muslim societies just as much, due to various historical, economic, political, cultural and social reasons. Islamophobia in Muslim Majority Societies constitutes a first attempt to open a debate about the understudied phenomenon of Islamophobia in Muslim majority societies. An interdisciplinary study, it focuses on socio-political and historical aspects of Islamophobia in Muslim majority societies. This volume will appeal to students, scholars and general readers who are interested in Racism Studies, Islamophobia Studies, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Islam and Politics.

The Oxford History of Islam

The Oxford History of Islam
Author: John L. Esposito
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2000-04-06
ISBN 10: 0199880417
ISBN 13: 9780199880416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford History of Islam Book Review:

Lavishly illustrated with over 300 pictures, including more than 200 in full color, The Oxford History of Islam offers the most wide-ranging and authoritative account available of the second largest--and fastest growing--religion in the world. John L. Esposito, Editor-in-Chief 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. Beginning in the pre-Islamic Arab world, the chapters range from the story of Muhammad and his Companions, to the development of Islamic religion and culture and the empires that grew from it, to the influence that Islam has on today's world. The book covers a wide array of subjects, casting light on topics such as the historical encounter of Islam and Christianity, the role of Islam in the Mughal and Ottoman empires, the growth of Islam in Southeast Asia, China, and Africa, the political, economic, and religious challenges of European imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and Islamic communities in the modern Western world. In addition, the book offers excellent articles on Islamic religion, art and architecture, and sciences as well as bibliographies. Events in the contemporary world have led to an explosion of interest and scholarly work on Islam. Written for the general reader but also appealing to specialists, The Oxford History of Islam offers the best of that recent scholarship, presented in a readable style and complemented by a rich variety of illustrations.