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This book will be immensely helpful to those who wish to orient themselves to what has become a very large body of literature on medieval Islamic history. Combining a bibliographic study with an inquiry into method, it opens with a survey of the principal reference tools available to historians of Islam and a systematic review of the sources they will confront. Problems of method are then examined in a series of chapters, each exploring a broad topic in the social and political history of the Middle East and North Africa between A.D. 600 and 1500. The topics selected represent a cross-section of Islamic historical studies, and range from the struggles for power within the early Islamic community to the life of the peasantry. Each chapter pursues four questions. What concrete research problems are likely to be most challenging and productive? What resources do we possess for dealing with these problems? What strategies can we devise to exploit our resources most effectively? What is the current state of the scholarly literature for the topic under study?

Synopsis:

Humphreys gives a cross-section of Islamic historical studies ranging from the struggles for power within the early Islamic community to the life of the peasantry. Each chapter explores a broad topic in the social and political history of the Middle East and North Africa between A.D. 600 and 1500.

Synopsis:

"This book is an extremely judicious `stock-taking' of scholarship in the field of medieval Islamic history, especially valuable for the way it examines--and forces us to reconsider--the assumptions on which previous scholarship has been based.... Students of Islamic studies will find it indispensable."--Fred M. Donner, University of Chicago

Synopsis:

This book will be immensely helpful to those who wish to orient themselves to what has become a very large body of literature on medieval Islamic history. Combining a bibliographic study with an inquiry into method, it opens with a survey of the principal reference tools available to historians of Islam and a systematic review of the sources they will confront. Problems of method are then examined in a series of chapters, each exploring a broad topic in the social and political history of the Middle East and North Africa between A.D. 600 and 1500. The topics selected represent a cross-section of Islamic historical studies, and range from the struggles for power within the early Islamic community to the life of the peasantry. Each chapter pursues four questions. What concrete research problems are likely to be most challenging and productive? What resources do we possess for dealing with these problems? What strategies can we devise to exploit our resources most effectively? What is the current state of the scholarly literature for the topic under study?

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-394) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691008561
Author:
Humphreys, R. Stephen
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Bibliography
Subject:
Islamic empire
Subject:
Islamic Empire Historiography.
Subject:
Islamic Empire Bibliography.
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Middle Eastern Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no.62
Publication Date:
July 1991
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
418
Dimensions:
9.19x6.10x1.04 in. 1.31 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Humphreys gives a cross-section of Islamic historical studies ranging from the struggles for power within the early Islamic community to the life of the peasantry. Each chapter explores a broad topic in the social and political history of the Middle East and North Africa between A.D. 600 and 1500.
"Synopsis" by , "This book is an extremely judicious `stock-taking' of scholarship in the field of medieval Islamic history, especially valuable for the way it examines--and forces us to reconsider--the assumptions on which previous scholarship has been based.... Students of Islamic studies will find it indispensable."--Fred M. Donner, University of Chicago
"Synopsis" by , This book will be immensely helpful to those who wish to orient themselves to what has become a very large body of literature on medieval Islamic history. Combining a bibliographic study with an inquiry into method, it opens with a survey of the principal reference tools available to historians of Islam and a systematic review of the sources they will confront. Problems of method are then examined in a series of chapters, each exploring a broad topic in the social and political history of the Middle East and North Africa between A.D. 600 and 1500. The topics selected represent a cross-section of Islamic historical studies, and range from the struggles for power within the early Islamic community to the life of the peasantry. Each chapter pursues four questions. What concrete research problems are likely to be most challenging and productive? What resources do we possess for dealing with these problems? What strategies can we devise to exploit our resources most effectively? What is the current state of the scholarly literature for the topic under study?
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