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Title The new Cambridge history of Islam. Volume 4, Islamic cultures and societies to the end of the eighteenth eentury. / edited by Robert Irwin
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (941 pages)
Series The New Cambridge History of Islam
New Cambridge History of Islam
Contents Introduction / Robert Irwin -- RELIGION AND LAW -- Islam / Jonathan P. Berkey -- Sufism / Alexander Knysh -- Varieties of Islam / Farhad Daftary -- Islamic law: history and transformation / Wael B. Hallaq -- Conversion and the ahl al-dhimma / David J. Wasserstein -- Muslim societies and the natural world / Richard W. Bulliet -- SOCIETIES, POLITICS AND ECONOMICS -- Legitimacy and political organisation: caliphs, kings and regimes / Saïd Amir Arjomand -- The city and the nomad / Hugh Kennedy -- Rural life and economy until 1800 / Andrew M. Watson -- Demography and migration / Suraiya N. Faroqhi -- The mechanisms of commerce / Warren C. Schultz -- Women, gender and sexuality / Manuela Marín -- LITERATURE -- Arabic literature / Julia Bray -- Persian literature / Dick Davis -- Turkish literature / Çiǧdem Balim Harding -- Urdu literature / Shamsur Rahman Faruqi -- History writing / Li Guo -- Biographical literature / Michael Cooperson -- Muslim accounts of the dār al-ḥarb / Michael Bonner and Gottfried Hagen -- LEARNING, ARTS AND CULTURE -- Education / Francis Robinson -- Philosophy / Richard C. Taylor -- The sciences in Islamic societies (750-1800) / Sonja Brentjes and Robert G. Morrison -- Occult sciences and medicine / S. Nomanul Haq -- Literary and oral cultures / Jonathan Bloom -- Islamic art and architecture / Marcus Milwright -- Music / Amnon Shiloah -- Cookery / David Waines
Summary Robert Irwin's authoritative introduction to the fourth volume of The New Cambridge History of Islam offers a panoramic vision of Islamic culture from its origins to around 1800. The introductory chapter, which highlights key developments and introduces some of Islam's most famous protagonists, paves the way for an extraordinarily varied collection of essays. The themes treated include religion and law, conversion, Islam's relationship with the natural world, governance and politics, caliphs and kings, philosophy, science, medicine, language, art, architecture, literature, music and even cookery. What emerges from this rich collection, written by an international team of experts, is the diversity and dynamism of the societies which created this flourishing civilization. Volume four of The New Cambridge History of Islam serves as a thematic companion to the three preceding, politically oriented volumes, and in coverage extends across the pre-modern Islamic world
Notes Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 Sep 2014)
Subject Islamic countries -- Civilization.
Form Electronic book
Author Irwin, Robert, 1946- editor
ISBN 9781139056144 (ebook)
113905614X (ebook)