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The New Cambridge History of Islam

Volume 4. Islamic Cultures and Societies to the End of the Eighteenth Century

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Robert Irwin, Jonathan Berkey, Alexander Knysh, Farhad Daftary, Wael B. Hallaq, David J. Wasserstein, Richard Bulliet, Said Arjomand, Hugh Kennedy, Andrew M. Watson, Suraiya N. Faroqhi, Warren C. Schultz, Manuela Marin, Francis Robinson, Richard C. Taylor, Sonja Brentjes, Robert G. Morrison, S. Nomanul Haq, Jonathan Bloom, Julia Bray, Dick Davis, Cigdem Balim, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, Li Guo, Michael Cooperson, Marcus Milwright, Amnon Shiloah, David Waines, Michael Bonner, Gottfried Hagen
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  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521838245

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  • 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.

    • From Islam's beginnings to the arrival of the Europeans, this rich collection of essays focuses on the diversity and richness of Islamic civilization
    • An international team of experts in the field correct old clichés about Islamic history and culture
    • The volume's focus on culture and society enhances the political and historical narratives of those that precede it
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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521838245
    • length: 941 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 48 mm
    • weight: 1.6kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction ROBERT IRWIN
    Part I. Religion and Law:
    1. Islam JONATHAN BERKEY
    2. Sufism ALEXANDER KNYSH
    3. Varieties of Islam FARHAD DAFTARY
    4. Islamic law WAEL B. HALLAQ
    5. Conversion and the Ahl al-Dhimma David J. Wasserstein
    6. Muslims and the natural world Richard Bulliet
    Part II. Societies, Politics and Economics:
    7. Caliphs, kings and regimes Said Arjomand
    8. The city and the nomad Hugh Kennedy
    9. Rural life and economy Andrew M. Watson
    10. Demography and migration Suraiya N. Faroqhi
    11. Mechanisms of commerce Warren C. Schultz
    12. Women, gender and sexuality Manuela Marin
    Part III. Arts, Literature and Learning:
    13. Education Francis Robinson
    14. Philosophy Richard C. Taylor
    15. Sciences in Islamic societies Sonja Brentjes with Robert G. Morrison
    16. Occult sciences and medicine S. Nomanul Haq
    17. Literary and oral cultures Jonathan Bloom
    18a. Arabic literature Julia Bray
    18b. Persian literature Dick Davis
    18c. Turkish literature Cigdem Balim
    18d. Urdu literature Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
    19. History writing Li Guo
    20. Biographical literature Michael Cooperson
    21. Art and architecture Marcus Milwright
    22. Music Amnon Shiloah
    23. Cookery David Waines
    24. Muslim accounts of the Dar al-Harb Michael Bonner and Gottfried Hagen.

  • Editor

    Robert Irwin, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
    Robert Irwin is senior research associate of the History Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. His previous publications include For Lust of Knowing: The Orientalists and Their Enemies (2006), Night and Horses and the Desert: An Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature (1999) and The Arabian Nights: A Companion (1994).

    Contributors

    Robert Irwin, Jonathan Berkey, Alexander Knysh, Farhad Daftary, Wael B. Hallaq, David J. Wasserstein, Richard Bulliet, Said Arjomand, Hugh Kennedy, Andrew M. Watson, Suraiya N. Faroqhi, Warren C. Schultz, Manuela Marin, Francis Robinson, Richard C. Taylor, Sonja Brentjes, Robert G. Morrison, S. Nomanul Haq, Jonathan Bloom, Julia Bray, Dick Davis, Cigdem Balim, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, Li Guo, Michael Cooperson, Marcus Milwright, Amnon Shiloah, David Waines, Michael Bonner, Gottfried Hagen

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