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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.

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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.

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:
9780521894289
Editor:
Morgan, David
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Morgan, David
Author:
Marlow, Louise
Author:
Morgan, David
Author:
Louise, Marlow
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Medieval
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:
Middle East - General
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.00x6.30x.64 in. .73 lbs.

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"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.
"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.
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