islam a short history

Book Title : Islam
Author : Karen Armstrong
Publisher : Modern Library
Release Date : 2007-12-18
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9780307431318
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular Western imagination as an extreme faith that promotes authoritarian government, female oppression, civil war, and terrorism. Karen Armstrong's short history offers a vital corrective to this narrow view. The distillation of years of thinking and writing about Islam, it demonstrates that the world's fastest-growing faith is a much richer and more complex phenomenon than its modern fundamentalist strain might suggest. Islam: A Short History begins with the flight of Muhammad and his family from Medina in the seventh century and the subsequent founding of the first mosques. It recounts the origins of the split between Shii and Sunni Muslims, and the emergence of Sufi mysticism; the spread of Islam throughout North Africa, the Levant, and Asia; the shattering effect on the Muslim world of the Crusades; the flowering of imperial Islam in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries into the world's greatest and most sophisticated power; and the origins and impact of revolutionary Islam. It concludes with an assessment of Islam today and its challenges. With this brilliant book, Karen Armstrong issues a forceful challenge to those who hold the view that the West and Islam are civilizations set on a collision course. It is also a model of authority, elegance, and economy. From the Hardcover edition.

Book Title : Islam
Author : Karen Armstrong
Publisher :
Release Date : 2000
Pages : 222
ISBN : LCCN:00025285
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular Western imagination as an extreme faith that promotes authoritarian government, female oppression, civil war, and terrorism. The author's short history offers a vital corrective to this narrow view. The distillation of years of thinking and writing about Islam, it demonstrates that the world's fastest-growing faith is a much richer and more complex phenomenon than its modern fundamentalist strain might suggest. This book begins with the flight of Muhammad and his family from Medina in the seventh century and the subsequent founding of the first mosques. It recounts the origins of the split between Shii and Sunni Muslims, and the emergence of Sufi mysticism; the spread of Islam throughout North Africa, the Levant, and Asia; the shattering effect on the Muslim world of the Crusades; the flowering of imperial Islam in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries into the world's greatest and most sophisticated power; and the origins and impact of revolutionary Islam. It concludes with an assessment of Islam today and its challenges.

Book Title : A Short History of Islam
Author : Sayyid Fayyaz Mahmud
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 1988
Pages : 427
ISBN : UOM:39015014588613
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Through a detailed sequential study of the beginnings of Islam, its movements through history, and its rich cultural and religious heritage, this newly revised and expanded edition highlights the potential significance of the past as it envisions a promising future for the world's Muslims.

Book Title : Islam in South Asia
Author : Jamal Malik
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2008
Pages : 520
ISBN : 9789004168596
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Islamic South Asia has become a focal point in academia. Where did Muslims come from? How did they fare in interacting with Hindu cultures? How did they negotiate identity as ruling and ruled minorities and majorities? Part I covers early Muslim expansion and the formative phase in context of initial cultural encounter (app. 700-1300). Part II views the establishment of Muslim empire, cultures oscillating between Islamic and Islamicate, centralised and regionalised power (app. 1300-1700). Part III is composed in the backdrop of regional centralisation, territoriality and colonial rule, displaying processes of integration and differentiation of Muslim cultures in colonial setting (app. 1700-1930). Tensions between Muslim pluralism and singularity evolving in public sphere make up the fourth cluster (app. 1930-2002).

Book Title : Islam in Traditional China
Author : Donald Leslie
Publisher :
Release Date : 1986
Pages : 247
ISBN : STANFORD:36105008929742
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Book Title : A Short History of Islam
Author : Mazhar-ul-Haq
Publisher :
Release Date : 1977
Pages : 787
ISBN : UVA:X030125957
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Book Title : Islam
Author : W. Montgomery Watt
Publisher : Oneworld Publications Limited
Release Date : 1999-07
Pages : 160
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028488380
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This concise and authoritative examination of the development of Islam combines history, theology, and politics to provide a succinct and comprehensive survey of the history of Islam.

Book Title : A Short History of Islam
Author : William Montgomery Watt
Publisher : Element Books
Release Date : 1996
Pages : 156
ISBN : UVA:X004055229
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An introduction to the development of Islam from its birth among the nomadic peoples of seventh-century Arabia to its present status as one of the world's great religions. The book includes a brief account of the life and teachings of Muhammad and the creation of the Arab nation.

Book Title : Islamic Mysticism
Author : Alexander Knysh
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2010-11-15
Pages : 372
ISBN : 9789004194625
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This is a general survey of the rise and development of Islamic mysticism (Sufism) up to the modern period, which takes into account the latest achievements of scholarship on the subject. Sufism is examined from a variety of perspectives: as a vibrant social institution, a specific form of artistic expression, an ascetic and contemplative practice, and a distinctive intellectual tradition. Islamic Mysticism by Knysh is a comprehensive survey of the interesting and fascinating world of Islamic Mysticism.

Book Title : A Short History of the Middle East
Author : George E. Kirk
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2016-11-10
Pages : 314
ISBN : 9781315409122
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This book, first published in 1948, grew out of a series of lectures delivered since the War at the Middle East Centre for Arab Studies to British students who required a solid grounding in Middle East history and politics to assist in fitting them for active careers in the region. These lectures, by a leading specialist on Middle Eastern history, generated such interest that they were adapted and published in book form for a wider reading public. The book forms a comprehensive introduction to the history of the Middle East.