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Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Opening with a lucid overview of the rise and spread of Islam, from the seventh to the twenty-first century, this Very Short Introduction introduces the story of Islamic history, charting the evolution of what was originally a small, localized community of believers into an international religion with over a billion adherents. The book examines how Islam rose from the obscurity of seventh-century Arabia to the forefront of modern global concerns, and it highlights how we know what we claim to know about Islam's rise and development. Historian Adam J. Silverstein also discusses the peoples--Arabs, Persians, and Turks--who shaped Islamic history, and sheds light on three representative institutions--the mosque, jihad, and the caliphate--that highlight Islam's diversity over time. Finally, the book analyzes the roles that Islamic history has played in both religious and political contexts, while stressing the unique status that history enjoys among Muslims, especially compared to its lowly place in Western societies where history is often seen as little more than something that is not to be repeated.

About the Author

Adam J. Silverstein is University Research Lecturer in Near and Middle Eastern Studies and Fellow of The Queen's College, University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

1. The story of Islamic history

2. Peoples and cultures

3. Institutions

4. The sources

5. Competing approaches

6. Religious significance

7. Political significance

Conclusions

Further reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199545728
Author:
Silverstein, Adam J.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Adam J.
Subject:
Religion - Islam
Subject:
Islam -- History.
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Theology | Islam
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Islam
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 black and white halftones
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
4.3 x 6.7 x 0.5 in 0.3 lb

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