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: 329
Release: 2002-12-23
ISBN 10: 1139439189
ISBN 13: 9781139439183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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:
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: 1351889540
ISBN 13: 9781351889544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Islamic Art

The Formation of Islamic Art
Author: Oleg Grabar
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1987
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 Arabs and Arabia on the Eve of Islam

The Arabs and Arabia on the Eve of Islam
Author: F.E. Peters
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN 10: 1351894803
ISBN 13: 9781351894807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume examines the background to the rise of Islam. The opening essays consider the broad context of nomad-sedentary relations in the Near East; thereafter the focus is on the Arabian peninsula and the history of the Arab peoples. The following papers set out the political and economic structures of the pre-Islamic period, and are concerned to trace the evolution of religious beliefs in the area, looking in particular at the role of local traditions and the impact of Jewish and Christian influences.

Authority in Islam

Authority in Islam
Author: Hamid Dabashi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN 10: 1351317105
ISBN 13: 9781351317108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From the origins of Muhammad's prophetic movement through the development of Islam's principal branches to the establishment of the Umayyad dynasty, the concept of authority has been central to Islamic civilization. By examining the nature, organization, and transformation of authority over time, Dabashi conveys both continuities and disruptions inherent in the development of a new political culture. It is this process, he argues, that accounts for the fundamental patterns of authority in Islam that ultimately shaped, in dialectical interaction with external historical factors, the course of Islamic civilization. The book begins by examining the principal characteristics of authority in pre-Islamic Arab society. Dabashi describes the imposition of the Muhammadan charismatic movement on pre-Islamic Arab culture, tracing the changes it introduced in the fabric of pre-Islamic Arabia. He examines the continuities and changes that followed, focusing on the concept of authority, and the formation of the Sunnite, Shiite, and Karajite branches of Islam as political expressions of deep cultural cleavages. For Dabashi, the formation of these branches was the inevitable outcome of the clash between pre-Islamic patterns of authority and those of the Muhammadan charismatic movement. In turn, they molded both the unity and the diversity of the emerging Islamic culture. Authority in Islam explains how this came to be. Dabashi employs Weber's concept of charismatic authority in describing Muhammad and his mode of authority as both a model and a point of departure. His purpose is not to offer critical verification or opposition to interpretation of historical events, but to suggest a new approach to the existing literature. The book is an important contribution to political sociology as well as the study of Islamic culture and civilization. Sociologists, political scientists, and Middle Eastern specialists will find this analysis of particular value.

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.

In God s Path

In God s Path
Author: Robert G. Hoyland
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0199916365
ISBN 13: 9780199916368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In just over a hundred years--from the death of Muhammad in 632 to the beginning of the Abbasid Caliphate in 750--the followers of the Prophet swept across the whole of the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain. Their armies threatened states as far afield as the Franks in Western Europe and the Tang Empire in China. The conquered territory was larger than the Roman Empire at its greatest expansion, and it was claimed for the Arabs in roughly half the time. How this collection of Arabian tribes was able to engulf so many empires, states, and armies in such a short period of time is a question that has perplexed historians for centuries. Most recent popular accounts have been based almost solely on the early Muslim sources, which were composed centuries later for the purpose of demonstrating that God had chosen the Arabs as his vehicle for spreading Islam throughout the world. In this ground-breaking new history, distinguished Middle East expert Robert G. Hoyland assimilates not only the rich biographical and geographical information of the early Muslim sources but also the many non-Arabic sources, contemporaneous or near-contemporaneous with the conquests. The story of the conquests traditionally begins with the revelation of Islam to Muhammad. In God's Path, however, begins with a broad picture of the Late Antique world prior to the Prophet's arrival, a world dominated by the two superpowers of Byzantium and Sasanian Persia, "the two eyes of the world." In between these empires, in western (Saudi) Arabia, emerged a distinct Arab identity, which helped weld its members into a formidable fighting force. The Arabs are the principal actors in this drama yet, as Hoyland shows, the peoples along the edges of Byzantium and Persia--the Khazars, Bulgars, Avars, and Turks--also played important roles in the remaking of the old world order. The new faith propagated by Muhammad and his successors made it possible for many of the conquered peoples to join the Arabs in creating the first Islamic Empire. Well-paced and accessible, In God's Path presents a pioneering new narrative of one the great transformational periods in all of 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.

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

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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.

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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The Canonization of Al Bukh r and Muslim

The Canonization of Al Bukh r  and Muslim
Author: Jonathan Brown
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2007-06-05
ISBN 10: 9004158391
ISBN 13: 9789004158399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Canonization of Al Bukh r and Muslim Book Review:

Drawing on canon studies, this book investigates the origins, development and functions of the core of the Sunni ?ad?th canon, the 'Authentic' ?ad?th collections of al-Bukh?r? and Muslim, from the time of their authors to the modern period.

The Formation of the Islamic Understanding of Kal la in the Second Century AH 718 816 CE

The Formation of the Islamic Understanding of Kal  la in the Second Century AH  718   816 CE
Author: Pavel Pavlovitch
Publsiher: Brill
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2015-11-16
ISBN 10: 9004306072
ISBN 13: 9789004306073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Formation of the Islamic Understanding of Kal la in the Second Century AH 718 816 CE Book Review:

In The Formation of the Islamic Understanding of kalāla in the Second Century AH (718-816 CE), Pavel Pavlovitch studies by means of isnād-cum-matn analysis legal and exegetical ḥadīth about the meaning of the word kalāla in the Quran.

Heavenly Journeys Earthly Concerns

Heavenly Journeys  Earthly Concerns
Author: Brooke Olson Vuckovic
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2004-03-01
ISBN 10: 1135885249
ISBN 13: 9781135885243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heavenly Journeys Earthly Concerns Book Review:

This book examines how an elite group of traditionists, historians and theologians shaped Muslims' perceptions of their prophet, their community and their behavior by retelling and interpreting the story of Muhammad's ascent to heaven (the mi'raj).

The Formation of the Sunni Schools of Law

The Formation of the Sunni Schools of Law
Author: Christopher Melchert
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9789004109520
ISBN 13: 9004109528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Melchert traces the emergence of jurisprudence by h ad th, the personalization of the old regional schools in response, and finally the emergence of the classical, guild schools, with regular means of forming students, in the early tenth century.

The Formation of the Classical Tafs r Tradition

The Formation of the Classical Tafs  r Tradition
Author: Walid A. Saleh
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9789004127777
ISBN 13: 9004127771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Formation of the Classical Tafs r Tradition Book Review:

This work is both an introduction to the genre of classical tafs?r and a detailed study of one of its major architects, al-Tha?lab? (d. 427/1035). The book offers a detailed study of the hermeneutical principles that governed al-Tha?lab?'s approach to the Qur??n, principles which became the norm in later exegetical works. and a detailed study of one of its major architects, al-Thalabi (d. 427/1035). The book offers a detailed study of the hermeneutical principles that governed al-Tha?lab?'s approach to the Qur??n, principles which became the norm in later exegetical works.

Hadith

Hadith
Author: Harald Motzki
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-09
ISBN 10: 9781138247796
ISBN 13: 1138247790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hadith Book Review:

Hadith is understood here in its broader meaning as the bulk of the texts which contain information on the prophet Muhammad and his Companions, having the form of transmissions from them. The reliability of this material as a source for early Islam is still a highly debated issue. This selection of articles presents the different points of view in this debate and the varying methodological approaches with which scholars trained in modern secular sciences have tried to find a solution to the problem.

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

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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 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

The Wiley Blackwell History of Islam Book Review:

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.