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The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975. In this three-volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilization from before the birth of Muhammad to the middle of the twentieth century. This work grew out of the famous course on Islamic civilization that Hodgson created and taught for many years at the University of Chicago.

In the second work of this three-volume set, Hodgson investigates the establishment of an international Islamic civilization through about 1500. This includes a theoretical discussion of cultural patterning in the Islamic world and the Occident.

"This is a nonpareil work, not only because of its command of its subject but also because it demonstrates how, ideally, history should be written."—The New Yorker


Conscience and histoey in a world civilization : the expansion of Islam in the middle periods.

Table of Contents

List of Charts

List of Maps

Book Three: The Establishment of an International Civilization

Part I. Prologue to Book Three

I. The Formation of the International Political Order, 945-1118

II. The Social Order: Mercantile Interests, Military Power, Liberty

III. Maturity and Dialogue among the Intellectual Traditions, c. 945-1111

IV. The Sufism of the Tariqah Orders, c. 945-1273

V. The Victory of the New Sunni Internationalism, 1118-1258

VI. The Bloom of Persian Literary Culture and Its Times, c. 1111-1274

VII. Cultural Patterning in Islamdom and the Occident

Book Four: Crisis and Renewal: The Age of Mongol Prestige

Prologue to Book Four

I. After the Mongol Irruption: Politics and Society, 1259-1405

II. Conservation and Courtliness in the Intellectual Traditions, c. 1258-1503

III. The Visual Arts in an Islamic Setting, c. 1258-1503

IV. The Expansion of Islam, c. 1258-1503

A Selective Bibliography for Further Reading

Glossary of Selected Terms and Names

Index to Volume II

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Hodgson, Marshall G.
University of Chicago Press
Hodgson, Marshall G. S.
Middle East
Comparative Religion
Middle East - General
World - General
World History-General
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Venture of Islam
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18 maps
9.04x5.92x1.30 in. 1.76 lbs.

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