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By analyzing a wide range of Arab and Persian literature, Louise Marlow demonstrates that Islam's initial orientation was markedly egalitarian, but the social aspect of this egalitarianism was soon undermined in the aftermath of Islam's political success. Although the memory of its early promise never entirely receded, social egalitarianism was soon associated with political subversion. The originality and chronological scope of Louise Marlow's book will ensure a wide readership of Islamic historians and of scholars assessing the impact of the recent Islamic revival.

Synopsis:

A wide-ranging study of Arabic and Persian literature, contrasting the egalitarian ideal of early Islam with the hierarchical impulses of the classical period.

Synopsis:

By analyzing a wide range of Arab and Persian literature, Louise Marlow demonstrates that Islam's initial orientation was markedly egalitarian, but the social aspect of this egalitarianism was soon undermined in the aftermath of Islam's political success. Although the memory of its early promise never entirely receded, social egalitarianism was soon associated with political subversion. The originality and chronological scope of Louise Marlow's book will ensure a wide readership of Islamic historians and of scholars assessing the impact of the recent Islamic revival.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-194) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Sources for Islamic social ideals: 1. Egalitarianism and the growth of a pious opposition; 2. The Muslim reception of Greek ideas; 3. The Muslim reception of Iranian social models; Part II. THE TAMING OF ISLAMIC EGALITARIANISM: 4. The disassociation of egalitarianism and opposition; 5. The didactic literature of the courts; 6. Rationalisations of inequalities; 7. Hierarchies of occupations; Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521564304
Author:
Marlow, Louise
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Morgan, David
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Equality
Subject:
Social structure
Subject:
Social justice
Subject:
Occupational prestige.
Subject:
Equality -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Subject:
Equality -- Islamic countries -- History.
Subject:
Social justice -- Islamic countries -- History.
Subject:
Social structure -- Islamic countries -- History.
Subject:
Occupational prestige -- Islamic countries -- History.
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Series:
Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
Series Volume:
no. 127
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216

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"Synopsis" by , A wide-ranging study of Arabic and Persian literature, contrasting the egalitarian ideal of early Islam with the hierarchical impulses of the classical period.
"Synopsis" by , By analyzing a wide range of Arab and Persian literature, Louise Marlow demonstrates that Islam's initial orientation was markedly egalitarian, but the social aspect of this egalitarianism was soon undermined in the aftermath of Islam's political success. Although the memory of its early promise never entirely receded, social egalitarianism was soon associated with political subversion. The originality and chronological scope of Louise Marlow's book will ensure a wide readership of Islamic historians and of scholars assessing the impact of the recent Islamic revival.
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