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Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World

Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World

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  • Date Published: February 1980
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print May 1991
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521297547

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  • This is a controversial study of the origins of Islamic civilisation, first published in 1977. By examining non-Muslim sources, the authors point out the intimate link between the Jewish religion and the earliest forms of Islam. As a serious, scholarly attempt to open up a new, exploratory path of Islamic history, the book has already engendered much debate. This paperback edition will make the authors' conclusions widely accessible to teachers and students of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies.

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    'The authors' erudition is quite extraordinary, their industry everywhere evident, their prose ebullient.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

    'Here, then, is a work of brilliance and deep intellectual penetration … without doubt it constitutes a landmark in the history of scholarship.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 1980
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521297547
    • length: 277 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 138 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.325kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print May 1991
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Whence Islam?:
    1. Judeo-Hagarism
    2. Hagarism without Judaism
    3. The prophet like Moses
    4. The Samaritan calques
    5. Babylonia
    Appendix 1: the Kenite, reason and custom
    Part II. Whither Antiquity:
    6. The imperial civilisations
    7. The Near-Eastern provinces
    8. The preconditions for the formation of Islamic civilisation
    9. The fate of antiquity I: the Hagarisation of the Fertile Crescent
    10. The fate of antiquity II: the cultural expropriation of the Fertile Crescent
    11. The fate of antiquity III: the intransigence of Islamic culture
    12. The fate of Hagrism
    13. Sadducee Islam
    14. The austerity of Islamic history
    Appendix 2: Les Fufia Caninia and the Muslim law of bequests
    Notes to the text

  • Authors

    Patricia Crone

    Michael Cook

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