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)

A History of Islamic Societies

A History of Islamic Societies
Author: Ira M. Lapidus
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-10-13
ISBN 10: 1139991507
ISBN 13: 9781139991506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Islamic Societies Book Review:

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 Marvin Lapidus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9781139984560
ISBN 13: 113998456X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century

Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century
Author: Ira M. Lapidus
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-10-22
ISBN 10: 1139851128
ISBN 13: 9781139851121
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.

Discovering Islam

Discovering Islam
Author: Akbar S. Ahmed
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN 10: 1134495439
ISBN 13: 9781134495436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering Islam Book Review:

First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Islam in Historical Perspective

Islam in Historical Perspective
Author: Alexander Knysh
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2016-10-26
ISBN 10: 1317273397
ISBN 13: 9781317273394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam in Historical Perspective Book Review:

Islam in Historical Perspective provides readers with an introduction to Islam, Islamic history and societies with carefully selected historical and scriptural evidence that enables them to form a comprehensive and balanced vision of Islam’s rise and evolution across the centuries and up to the present day. Combining historical and chronological approaches, the book examines intellectual dialogues and socio-political struggles within the extraordinary rich Islamic tradition. Treating Islam as a social and political force, the book also addresses Muslim devotional practices, artistic creativity and the structures of everyday existence. Islam in Historical Perspective is designed to help readers to develop personal empathy for the subject by relating it to their own experiences and burning issues of today. It contains a wealth of historical anecdotes and quotations from original sources that are intended to emphasize its principal points in a memorable way. This new edition features a thoroughly revised and updated text, new illustrations, expanded study questions and chapter summaries.

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:

Examining a series of processes (Islamization, Arabization, Africanization) and case studies from North, West and East Africa, this book gives snapshots of Muslim societies in Africa over the last millennium. In contrast to traditions which suggest that Islam did not take root in Africa, author David Robinson shows the complex struggles of Muslims in the Muslim state of Morocco and in the Hausaland region of Nigeria. He portrays the ways in which Islam was practiced in the pagan societies of Ashanti (Ghana) and Buganda (Uganda) and in the ostensibly Christian state of Ethiopia - beginning with the first emigration of Muslims from Mecca in 615 CE, well before the foundational hijra to Medina in 622. He concludes with chapters on the Mahdi and Khalifa of the Sudan and the Murid Sufi movement that originated in Senegal, and reflections in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001.

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.

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.

Islamic Societies in Practice

Islamic Societies in Practice
Author: Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780813027210
ISBN 13: 0813027217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Societies in Practice Book Review:

"When Americans look at the Muslim world, they see a uniform culture (Arab) with a single language (Arabic) communicated through a uniform religious belief and practice (Islam). Fluehr-Lobban shows us how simplistic and mistaken this view is."--Library Journal "Islamic Societies in Practice is an eloquent, thought-provoking antidote to the American media's attempts to reduce the complexity of the Muslim world to 30-second sound bytes. Fluehr-Lobban proffers insights which are the result of an open mind and long-term field experience. She addresses the misconceptions which many Westerners have about the Middle East, not only with fact and historical content, but also with anecdotal material about her own experience there, an unbeatable combination."--Middle East Women's Studies Review "An accessible primer on Islamic society, providing a good historical overview with a focus on how Islam is practiced. . . . The author's descriptions of Islamic values and social practices, gender relations, and the tensions within the umma, or the world Muslim community, are effectively filtered through her own experience."--Publishers Weekly "A wonderful contribution to the field . . . a concrete set of images and stories that offer many opportunities for discussions of the politics of ordinary life, as well as the opportunities in the region for increasing democracy, greater human rights, and expanded women's roles."--International Journal of Middle East Studies Originally written in the wake of the Gulf War, this book introduced the West to everyday Arab-Islamic cultures and societies, humanizing the region and its people. It ventured behind the headlines to offer a positive, constructive view of Islam and Muslims, showing how Islam is lived and practiced in daily life. Now revised and expanded in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Islamic Societies in Practice embraces the breadth of global Islam with significant new material on Islam in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States, as well as the Middle East. New maps and illustrations are included, detailing the diversity and representation of Islam and Muslims throughout the world. Additional material includes discussions of male and female relations; folk Islam, popular expressions of faith, and the five pillars; Sufism, including the Turkish Dervishes; ethnic and racial differences in the Muslim world; Islamic law and the application of harsh punishments; political Islam and the future of the state in the Islamic world; and the many voices of progressive Muslims--feminists, human rights activists, and anti-extremist writers. Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban is professor of anthropology at Rhode Island College.

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.

Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies

Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies
Author: Özgen Felek,Alexander D. Knysh
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2012-02
ISBN 10: 1438439954
ISBN 13: 9781438439952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies Book Review:

A wide-ranging consideration of the place of dreams and visions in Islamic societies from the pre-modern period to the present.

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.

Islam in Perspective RLE Politics of Islam

Islam in Perspective  RLE Politics of Islam
Author: Patrick Bannerman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-06-03
ISBN 10: 1134608934
ISBN 13: 9781134608935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam in Perspective RLE Politics of Islam Book Review:

There has been a significant upsurge of western interest in the political manifestations and significance of Islam in the last decade, fuelled by the notion of Islamic ‘revival’, the Iranian revolution and by events in countries as diverse as Egypt, Pakistan and Sudan. Oil power and its effect on the international economic order, the relationship of Muslim countries with the superpowers and the continuation of the Arab-Israeli conflict have also served to focus attention on Islamic politics and, in particular, on the notion of Islamic reassertion. As the author of this book argues, one result of this interest has been the development of a view of Islam as monolithic and implacable. He takes a broad view of the intellectual and cultural history of Islam, emphasising the extraordinary diversity of Islamic societies and the ways in which the ideal is often pragmatically adapted to reality. In this wider social and historical context, the nature of Islamic revival is then reassessed. First published in 1988.

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.

Islamic Homosexualities

Islamic Homosexualities
Author: Stephen O. Murray,Will Roscoe
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 331
Release: 1997-02-01
ISBN 10: 0814774687
ISBN 13: 9780814774687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Homosexualities Book Review:

For the last decade Liberia has been one of Africa's most violent trouble spots. In 1990, when thousands of teenage fighters, including young men wearing women's clothing and bizarre objects of decoration, laid siege to the capital, the world took notice. Since then Liberia has been through devastating civil upheaval and the most feared warlord, Charles Taylor, is now president. What began as a civil conflict, has spread to other West African nations. Western correspondents saw in the Liberian war a primeval, savage Africa-a "heart of darkness." They focused on sensational "primitive" aspects of the conflict, such as the prevalence of traditional healers and soothsayers, and shocked the international community with tales of cannibalism, especially the eating of the body parts of defeated opponents, which was widespread. Eschewing popular stereotypes and simple explanations, Stephen Ellis traces the history of the civil war that has blighted Liberia in recent years and looks at its political, ethnic and cultural roots. He focuses on the role religion and ritual have played in shaping and intensifying this brutal war.

Censorship in Islamic Societies

Censorship in Islamic Societies
Author: Trevor Mostyn
Publsiher: Al Saqi
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015056841102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Censorship in Islamic Societies Book Review:

02 This concise history of Islamic censorship examines the turbulent question of freedom of expression in Islamic societies. The book ranges from the ancient Arabians, to Muhammad's charter offering freedom of expression to Muslims, to modern history, when control of communication shifted to the secularists. Trevor Mostyn's incisive book culminates in an analysis of the current political direction of censorship, and the control of freedom of expression. This concise history of Islamic censorship examines the turbulent question of freedom of expression in Islamic societies. The book ranges from the ancient Arabians, to Muhammad's charter offering freedom of expression to Muslims, to modern history, when control of communication shifted to the secularists. Trevor Mostyn's incisive book culminates in an analysis of the current political direction of censorship, and the control of freedom of expression.

Cultural Schizophrenia

Cultural Schizophrenia
Author: Daryush Shayegan
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1997-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780815605072
ISBN 13: 0815605072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Schizophrenia Book Review:

"Based on examples ranging from Iran to Morocco, the author portrays a society he defines as peripheral - bound by a slavish adherence to its own glorified history, its "Tradition" - yet facing an external reality that derives from the West. The meeting of these two incompatible worlds leads to a profound distortion not only in how the Muslim world sees the West but, more importantly, in how it sees itself.".

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.