Limit search to available items
Book Cover
E-book
Author García-Arenal, Mercedes.

Title Messianism and puritanical reform : Mahdīs of the Muslim west / by Mercedes García-Arenal ; translated from the Spanish by Martin Beagles
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006
Online access available from:
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  

Copies

Description 1 online resource (viii, 391 pages)
Series The medieval and early modern Iberian world, 1569-1934 ; v. 29
Medieval and early modern Iberian world ; v. 29. 1569-1934
Contents Cover -- Contents -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- ABBREVIATIONS -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER ONE THE TIME OF THE PROPHETS. THE CONVERSION OF THE MAGHREB TO ISLAM -- CHAPTER TWO THE RISE OF THE F256;TIMID DYNASTY -- CHAPTER THREE BERBER PROPHETS AND MESSIANIC REBELS IN MUSLIM SPAIN -- CHAPTER FOUR THE CONTRIBUTION OF LEGALISM TO MAHDISM: RIGOUR, CENSORSHIP, VIOLENCE -- CHAPTER FIVE THE CONTRIBUTION OF SUFISM TO MAHDISM: PROPHETHOOD AND GRACE -- CHAPTER SIX THE ALMOHAD REVOLUTION AND THE MAHD298; IBN T362;MART -- CHAPTER SEVEN MAHDISM AFTER THE ALMOHADS -- CHAPTER EIGHT THE MAR298;NIDS AND SHAR298;FISM -- CHAPTER NINE THE RISE OF THE SA'DID DYNASTY -- CHAPTER TEN A211;MAD AL-MAN205;217;R AL-DHAHAB298; -- CHAPTER ELEVEN THE LAST SPANISH MUSLIMS: MESSIANIC PROPHETISM AMONG THE MORISCOS -- CHAPTER TWELVE IBN AB298; MAHALL298; AND HIS ADVERSARIES -- CONCLUDING REMARKS -- SOURCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
Summary This is a book about revolutionary movements of a messianic and millenarian character, led by a "mahdi", in Islamic terms, a charismatic messianic leader. It also addresses the question of mediation between God and men and the political repercussions of this question in the history of the pre-Modern Muslim West. Mahdism is considered in relation to sufi ideas, terminology and symbols which shape notions of authority and of legitimate power when claiming direct, intimate contact between the holy and the divine. The relationship between mahdism and the legitimacy of power, the process by which the messianic paradigm becomes inseparable from the claim to the caliphate are amply discussed. The contents of the book range from the times of the Muslim conquest of North Africa and Iberia, to the first part of the XVIIth century with the end of Muslim Iberia and the beginnings of European intervention in Morocco
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-380) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mahdism.
Messianism -- Spain -- History.
Muslims -- Spain -- History.
Spain -- History -- 711-1516.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1281398802
6611398805
9047409221 (electronic bk.)
9781281398802
9786611398804
9789047409229 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)