The Cambridge History of Islam, Volume 2

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First published in 1970, The Cambridge History Of Islam is the most comprehensive and ambitious collaborative survey of Islamic history and civilization yet to appear in English. On publication it was welcome as a work useful both for reference and reading, for the general reader, student and specialist alike. The History has now been reprinted, with corrections, and for ease of handling the original two hardcover volumes have each been divided into two separate paperbacks.
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'... undoubtedly a very valuable and very much needed contribution to the field of Islamic studies. It is a thoroughly scholarly and often erudite presentation of the entire Muslim world that will be consulted by the specialist and non-specialist for many years to come.' The Middle East Journal

'On the basis of length and scope, the History is the most comprehensive, and at the same time the most detailed study of Islam so far attempted, and ... it is likely to remain so for at least another generation.' Journal of the American Oriental Society

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521291378
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1977
  • Series: Cambridge History of Islam Series
  • Pages: 439
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Part VIII. Islamic Society and Civilization: 1. The geographical setting X. de Planhol; 2. The sources of Islamic civilization G. E. von Grunebaum; 3. Economy, society, institutions Claude Cahen; 4. Law and justice J. Schacht; 5. Religion and culture Louis Gardet; 6. Mysticism A. J. Arberry; 7. Revival and reform in Islam Fazlur Rahman; 8a. Arabic literature Irfan Shahid; 8b. Persian literature E. Yar-Shater; 8c. Turkish literature Fahir Iz; 8d. Urdu literature Aziz Ahmad; 9. Art and architecture G. Fehervari; 10. Science G. Anawati; 11. Philosophy S. Pines; 12. Warfare V. J. Parry; 13. The transmission of learning and literary influences to western Europe F. Gabrieli; Dynamic list; Bibliography; Glossary; Index.

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