The Formation of Islam

The Formation of Islam
Author: Jonathan P. Berkey,Jonathan Porter Berkey
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780521588133
ISBN 13: 0521588138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Formation of Islam

The Formation of Islam
Author: Jonathan P. Berkey
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002-12-23
ISBN 10: 1139439189
ISBN 13: 9781139439183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Formation of Islam Book Review:

Jonathan Berkey's 2003 book surveys the religious history of the peoples of the Near East from roughly 600 to 1800 CE. The opening chapter examines the religious scene in the Near East in late antiquity, and the religious traditions which preceded Islam. Subsequent chapters investigate Islam's first century and the beginnings of its own traditions, the 'classical' period from the accession of the Abbasids to the rise of the Buyid amirs, and thereafter the emergence of new forms of Islam in the middle period. Throughout, close attention is paid to the experiences of Jews and Christians, as well as Muslims. The book stresses that Islam did not appear all at once, but emerged slowly, as part of a prolonged process whereby it was differentiated from other religious traditions and, indeed, that much that we take as characteristic of Islam is in fact the product of the medieval period.

The Formation of Islam

The Formation of Islam
Author: Jonathan Porter Berkey,American Council of Learned Societies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:150385696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Formation of Islamic Law

The Formation of Islamic Law
Author: Wael B. Hallaq
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN 10: 1351889559
ISBN 13: 9781351889551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Formation of Islamic Law Book Review:

The fourteen studies included in this volume have been chosen to serve several purposes simultaneously. At a basic level, they aim to provide a general - if not wholly systematic - coverage of the emergence and evolution of law during the first three and a half centuries of Islam. On another level, they reflect the different and, at times, widely divergent scholarly approaches to this subject matter. These two levels combined will offer a useful account of the rise of Islamic law not only for students in this field but also for Islamicists who are not specialists in matters of law, comparative legal historians, and others. At the same time, however, and as the Introduction to the work argues, this collection of distinguished contributions illustrates both the achievements and the shortcomings of paradigmatic scholarship on the formative period of Islamic law.

The Formation of Post Classical Philosophy in Islam

The Formation of Post Classical Philosophy in Islam
Author: Frank Griffel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN 10: 019088634X
ISBN 13: 9780190886349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Formation of Post Classical Philosophy in Islam Book Review:

Scholars have come to recognize the importance of classical Islamic philosophy both in its own right and in its preservation of and engagement with Greek philosophical ideas. At the same time, the period immediately following the so-called classical era has been considered a sort of dark age, in which Islamic thought entered a long decline. In this monumental new work, Frank Griffel seeks to overturn this conventional wisdom, arguing that what he calls the "post-classical" period has been unjustly maligned and neglected by previous generations of scholars. The Formation of Post-Classical Philosophy in Islam is a comprehensive study of the far-reaching changes that led to a re-shaping of the philosophical discourse in Islam during the twelfth century. Earlier Western scholars thought that Islam's engagement with the tradition of Greek philosophy ended during that century. More recent analyses suggest that Islamic thinkers instead integrated Greek thought into the genre of rationalist Muslim theology (kal=am). Griffel argues that even this new view misses a key point. In addition to the integration of Greek ideas into kal=am, Muslim theologians picked up the discourse of classical philosophy in Islam (falsafa) and began to produce books in the tradition of Plato, Aristotle, and Avicennaa new and oft-misunderstood genre they called ".hikma"in which they left aside theological concerns. They wrote in both genres, kal=am and .hikma, and the same writers argued for opposing teachings on the nature of God, the world's creation, and the afterlife depending on the genre in which they were writing. Griffel shows how careful attention to genre demonstrates both the coherence and ambiguity of this new philosophical approach. A work of extraordinary breadth and depth, The Formation of Post-Classical Philosophy in Islam offers a detailed, insightful history of philosophy in Iraq, Iran, and Central Asia during the twelfth century. It will be essential reading for anyone interested in the history of philosophy or the history of Islam.

The Formation of Islamic Art

The Formation of Islamic Art
Author: Oleg Grabar
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1987-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300040463
ISBN 13: 0300040466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Formation of Islamic Art Book Review:

This classic work on the nature of early Islamic art has now been brought up to date in order to take into consideration material that has recently come to light. In a new chapter, Oleg Grabar develops alternate models for the formation of Islamic art, tightens its chronology, and discusses its implications for the contemporary art of the Muslim world. Reviews of the first edition: "Grabar examines the possible ramifications of sociological, economic, historical, psychological, ecological, and archaeological influences upon the art of Islam. . . [He] explains that Islamic art is woven from the threads of an Eastern, Oriental tradition and the hardy, surviving strands of Classical style, and [he] illustrates this web by means of a variety of convincing and well-chosen examples."--Art Bulletin "A book of absorbing interest and immense erudition. . . All Islamic archaeologists and scholars will thank Professor Grabar for a profound and original study of an immense and complex field, which may provoke controversy but must impress by its mastery and charm by its modesty."--Times Literary Supplement "Oleg Grabar, in this book of exceptional subtlety and taste, surveys and extends his own important contributions to the study of early Islamic art history and works out an original and imaginative approach to the elusive and complex problems of understanding Islamic art."--American Historical Review

The Development of Islamic Ritual

The Development of Islamic Ritual
Author: Gerald Hawting
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN 10: 1351891677
ISBN 13: 9781351891677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume is concerned with the origins, development and character of ritual in Islam. The focus is upon the rituals associated with the five 'pillars of Islam': the credal formula, prayer, alms, fasting and pilgrimage. Since the 19th century academic scholarship has sought to investigate Muslim rituals from the point of view of history, the study of religion, and the social sciences, and a set of the most important and influential contributions to this debate, some of them translated into English for the first time, is brought together here. Participation in the ritual life of Islam is for most Muslims the predominant expression of their adherence to the faith and of their religious identity. The Development of Islamic Ritual shows some of the ways in which this important aspect of Islam developed to maturity in the first centuries of Islamic history.

The Wiley Blackwell History of Islam

The Wiley Blackwell History of Islam
Author: Armando Salvatore
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2018-06-18
ISBN 10: 0470657545
ISBN 13: 9780470657546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A theoretically rich, nuanced history of Islam and Islamic civilization with a unique sociological component This major new reference work offers a complete historical and theoretically informed view of Islam as both a religion and a sociocultural force. Uniquely comprehensive, it surveys and discusses the transformation of Muslim societies in different eras and various regions, providing a broad narrative of the historical development of Islamic civilization. This text explores the complex and varied history of the religion and its traditions. It provides an in-depth study of the diverse ways through which the religious dimension at the core of Islamic traditions has led to a distinctive type of civilizational process in history. The book illuminates the ways in which various historical forces have converged and crystallized in institutional forms at a variety of levels, embracing social, religious, legal, political, cultural, and civic dimensions. Together, the team of internationally renowned scholars move from the genesis of a new social order in 7th-century Arabia, right up to the rise of revolutionary Islamist currents in the 20th century and the varied ways in which Islam has grown and continues to pervade daily life in the Middle East and beyond. This book is essential reading for students and academics in a wide range of fields, including sociology, history, law, and political science. It will also appeal to general readers with an interest in the history of one of the world’s great religions.

Muhammad and the Believers

Muhammad and the Believers
Author: Fred M. Donner
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2012-05-07
ISBN 10: 0674064143
ISBN 13: 9780674064140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muhammad and the Believers Book Review:

Looks at the history of Islam, arguing that its origins began with the "Believers" movement that emphasized strict monotheism and righteous behavior that included both Christians and Jews in its early years.

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.

The Second Formation of Islamic Law

The Second Formation of Islamic Law
Author: Guy Burak
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2015-01-12
ISBN 10: 110709027X
ISBN 13: 9781107090279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Formation of Islamic Law Book Review:

The Second Formation of Islamic Law offers a new periodization of Islamic legal history in the eastern Islamic lands.

The Articulation of Early Islamic State Structures

The Articulation of Early Islamic State Structures
Author: Fred M. Donner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN 10: 1351894498
ISBN 13: 9781351894494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Articulation of Early Islamic State Structures Book Review:

This volume reprints nineteen articles that deal with the formation of the first Islamic state under the 'rightly-guided' and Umayyad caliphs (632-750 CE). The articles (five of which originally appeared in languages other than English and are translated here) trace the crystallization of key institutions of the growing empire and treat such fundamental issues as taxation, military institutions, administrative organization and practices, the barid or official courier and intelligence service, succession, the ruling elites and their income, and questions of legitimation. The volume includes an introduction by the editor that offers an overview of the processes involved and helps place each article in its proper context. It also offers an extensive bibliography of further works relevant to the theme of the volume.

The Formation of Islamic Hermeneutics

The Formation of Islamic Hermeneutics
Author: David R. Vishanoff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780940490314
ISBN 13: 0940490315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In God s Path

In God s Path
Author: Robert G. Hoyland
Publsiher: Ancient Warfare and Civilizati
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0199916365
ISBN 13: 9780199916368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In God s Path Book Review:

A groundbreaking work that delivers a fresh account of the Arab conquests, incorporating the latest research in Late Antique history

Islam in the Middle Ages The Origins and Shaping of Classical Islamic Civilization

Islam in the Middle Ages  The Origins and Shaping of Classical Islamic Civilization
Author: Jacob Lassner,Michael Bonner
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2009-11-19
ISBN 10: 031304709X
ISBN 13: 9780313047091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam in the Middle Ages The Origins and Shaping of Classical Islamic Civilization Book Review:

In the Middle Ages, a varied and vibrant Islamic culture flourished in all its aspects, from religious institutions to legal and scientific endeavors. Lassner, Reisman, and Bonner detail how all three montheist traditions are linked to the same sacred history. They trace the most current scholarship on the Arabian background to Islam, the prophet's early religious message and its appeal. They the Qur'an and how it would have been understood by the earliest generations of Muslims. How much does historical memory come into play in current depictions of this early era? Beyond religious institutions, Muslim scholars and scientists were vital to both the transmission of knowledge from the Greek civilization and to the uninterrupted progress of science. The authors explore the role that non-Muslim minorities played within this culture and they detail the splits within the Muslim world that continue to this day.

Islam Literature and Society in Mongol Anatolia

Islam  Literature and Society in Mongol Anatolia
Author: A. C. S. Peacock
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2019-10-17
ISBN 10: 1108499368
ISBN 13: 9781108499361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Literature and Society in Mongol Anatolia Book Review:

From a Christian, Greek- and Armenian-speaking land to a predominantly Muslim and Turkish speaking one, the Islamisation of medieval Anatolia would lay the groundwork for the emergence of the Ottoman Empire as a world power and ultimately the modern Republic of Turkey. Bringing together previously unpublished sources in Arabic, Persian and Turkish, Peacock offers a new understanding of the crucial but neglected period in Anatolian history, that of Mongol domination, between c. 1240 and 1380. This represents a decisive phase in the process of Islamisation, with the popularisation of Sufism and the development of new forms of literature to spread Islam. This book integrates the study of Anatolia with that of the broader Islamic world, shedding new light on this crucial turning point in the history of the Middle East.

Muslims and Others in Early Islamic Society

Muslims and Others in Early Islamic Society
Author: Robert Hoyland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2021-03-24
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 New Cambridge History of Islam

The New Cambridge History of Islam
Author: Chase F. Robinson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 870
Release: 2010-11-04
ISBN 10: 9780521838238
ISBN 13: 0521838231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Cambridge History of Islam Book Review:

Volume One of The New Cambridge History of Islam, which surveys the political and cultural history of Islam from its Late Antique origins until the eleventh century, brings together contributions from leading scholars in the field. The book is divided into four parts. The first provides an overview of the physical and political geography of the Late Antique Middle East. The second charts the rise of Islam and the emergence of the Islamic political order under the Umayyad and the Abbasid caliphs of the seventh, eighth and ninth centuries, followed by the dissolution of the empire in the tenth and eleventh. 'Regionalism', the overlapping histories of the empire's provinces, is the focus of Part Three, while Part Four provides a cutting-edge discussion of the sources and controversies of early Islamic history, including a survey of numismatics, archaeology and material culture.

The Formation of al Andalus Part 1

The Formation of al Andalus  Part 1
Author: Manuela Marin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN 10: 1351889613
ISBN 13: 9781351889612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Formation of al Andalus Part 1 Book Review:

These two volumes present a conspectus of current research on the history and culture of early medieval Spain and Portugal, from the time of the Arab conquest in 711 up to the fall of the caliphate. They trace the impact of Islamisation on the pre-existing Roman and Visigothic political and social structures, the continuing interaction between Christian and Muslim, and describe the particular development and characteristics of Muslim Spain- al-Andalus. Together, they comprise 38 articles, of which 32 have been translated into English specially for this publication. The first volume focuses on political and social history, and looks in detail at settlement patterns and urbanisation; the second examines questions of language and covers the brilliant cultural and intellectual history of the period.

Popular Preaching and Religious Authority in the Medieval Islamic Near East

Popular Preaching and Religious Authority in the Medieval Islamic Near East
Author: Jonathan P. Berkey
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN 10: 0295800984
ISBN 13: 9780295800981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Preaching and Religious Authority in the Medieval Islamic Near East Book Review:

Islamic popular preachers and storytellers had enormous influence in defining common religious knowledge and faith in the medieval Near East. Jonathan Berkey�s book illuminates the popular culture of religious storytelling. It draws on chronicles, biographical dictionaries, sermons, and tales � but especially on a number of medieval treatises critical of popular preachers, and also a vigorous defense of them which emerged in fourteenth-century Egyptian Sufi circles. Popular preachers drew inspiration and legitimacy from the rise of Sufi mysticism, with its emphasis on internal spiritual activity and direct enlightenment, enabling them to challenge or reinforce social and political hierarchies as they entertained the masses with tales of moral edification. As these charismatic figures developed a popular following, they often aroused the wrath of scholars and elites, who resented innovative interpretations of Islam that undermined orthodox religious authority and blurred social and gender barriers. Critics of popular preachers and storytellers worried that they would corrupt their audiences� understanding of Islam. Their defenders argued that preachers and storytellers could contribute to the consensus of the Islamic community as to what constituted acceptable religious knowledge. In the end, religious knowledge, and the definition of Islam as it was commonly understood, remained porous and flexible throughout the Middle Period, thanks in part to the activities of popular preachers and storytellers.