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Author Fierro, Ma. Isabel (María Isabel), editor

Title The new Cambridge history of Islam. Volume 2, The western Islamic world, eleventh to eighteenth centuries / edited by Maribel Fierro
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (896 pages)
Series The New Cambridge History of Islam
Cambridge Histories online
Contents Introduction / Maribel Fierro -- AL-ANDALUS AND NORTH AND WEST AFRICA (ELEVENTH TO FIFTEENTH CENTURIES) -- Al-Andalus and the Maghrib (from the fifth/eleventh century to the fall of the Almoravids) / María Jesús Viguera-Molins -- The central lands of North Africa and Sicily, until the beginning of the Almohad period / Michael Brett -- The Almohads (524-668/1130-1269) and the Ḥafṣids (627-932/1229-1526) / Maribel Fierro -- The post-Almohad dynasties in al-Andalus and the Maghrib (seventh-ninth/thirteenth-fifteenth centuries) / Fernando Rodríguez Mediano -- West Africa and its early empires / Ulrich Rebstock -- EGYPT AND SYRIA (ELEVENTH CENTURY UNTIL THE OTTOMAN CONQUEST) -- Bilād al-Shām, from the Fāṭimid conquest to the fall of the Ayyūbids (359-658/970-1260) / Anne-Marie Eddé -- The Fāṭimid caliphate (358-567/969-1171) and the Ayyūbids in Egypt (567-648/1171-1250) / Yaacov Lev -- The Mamlūks in Egypt and Syria: the Turkish Mamlūk sultanate (648-784/1250-1382) and the Circassian Mamlūk sultanate (784-923/1382-1517) / Amalia Levanoni -- Western Arabia and Yemen (fifth/eleventh century to the Ottoman conquest) / Esther Peskes -- MUSLIM ANATOLIA AND THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE -- The Turks in Anatolia before the Ottomans / Gary Leiser -- The rise of the Ottomans / Kate Fleet -- The Ottoman empire (tenth/sixteenth century) / Colin Imber -- The Ottoman empire: the age of 'political households' (eleventh-twelfth/seventeenth-eighteenth centuries) / Suraiya N. Faroqhi -- Egypt and Syria under the Ottomans / Bruce Masters -- Western Arabia and Yemen during the Ottoman period / Bernard Haykel -- NORTH AND WEST AFRICA (SIXTEENTH TO EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES) -- Sharīfian rule in Morocco (tenth-twelfth/sixteenth-eighteenth centuries) / Stephen Cory -- West Africa (tenth-twelfth/sixteenth-eighteenth centuries) / Ulrich Rebstock -- Ottoman Maghrib / Houari Touati -- RULERS, SOLDIERS, PEASANTS, SCHOLARS AND TRADERS -- State formation and organisation / Michael Brett -- Conversion to Islam: from the 'age of conversions' to the millet system / Mercedes García-Arenal -- Taxation and armies / Albrecht Fuess -- Trade: Muslim trade in the late medieval Mediterranean world / Olivia Remie Constable -- Trade: Overland trade in the western Islamic world (fifth-ninth/eleventh-fifteenth centuries) / John L. Meloy -- Trade: Trade in the Ottoman lands to 1215/1800 / Bruce Masters -- The ʻulamāʼ / Manuela Marín
Summary Volume 2 of The New Cambridge History of Islam is devoted to the history of the Western Islamic lands from the political fragmentation of the eleventh century to the beginnings of European colonialism towards the end of the eighteenth century. The volume embraces a vast area from al-Andalus and North Africa to Arabia and the lands of the Ottomans. In the first four sections, scholars - all leaders in their particular fields - chart the rise and fall, and explain the political and religious developments, of the various independent ruling dynasties across the region, including famously the Almohads, the Fatimids and Mamluks, and, of course, the Ottomans. The final section of the volume explores the commonalities and continuities that united these diverse and geographically disparate communities, through in-depth analyses of state formation, conversion, taxation, scholarship and the military-- Provided by publisher
Subject Islam -- History.
Islamic countries -- Civilization.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781139056151 (electronic bk.)
1139056158 (electronic bk.)