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Michael Chamberlain focuses on medieval Damascus to develop a new approach to the relationship between the society and culture of the Middle East. The author argues that historians have long imposed European strictures onto societies to which they were alien. Western concepts of legitimate order were inappropriate to medieval Muslim society where social advancement was dependent upon the production of knowledge and religious patronage, and it was the household, rather than the state agency or corporation, that held political and social power. A parallel is drawn between the learned elite and the warriors of Damascus who, through similar strategies, acquired status and power and passed them on in their households. By examining material from the Latin West, Sung China and the Sinicized empires of Inner Asia, the author addresses the nature of political power in the period.

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A reconceptualisation of the relationship between the society and culture of the Middle East.

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In the Middle Ages, Damascus was one of the most important cities of Eurasia. Michael Chamberlain focuses on the city to develop a new approach to the relationship between society and culture in the medieval Middle East.

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A reconceptualisation of the relationship between the society and culture of the Middle East.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The a'yan of Damascus; 2. Madrasas, the production of knowledge and the reproduction of elites; 3. Mansabs and the knowledge of fitna; 4. Social and cultural capital; 5. Truth, error, and the struggle for social power; Summary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521525947
Editor:
Morgan, David
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Morgan, David
Author:
Chamberlain, Michael
Author:
Morgan, David
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.06x5.98x.54 in. .73 lbs.

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