Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History and Society / Edition 2

Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History and Society / Edition 2

by Akbar S. Ahmed
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415285259

ISBN-13: 9780415285254

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Now reissued with a new introduction, Discovering Islam is a classic account of how the history of Islam and its relations with the West have shaped Islamic society today. Islam is often caricatured as aggressive and fanatic. Written in the tradition of Ibn Khaldun, this readable and wide-ranging book balances that image, uncovers the roots of Islamic

Overview

Now reissued with a new introduction, Discovering Islam is a classic account of how the history of Islam and its relations with the West have shaped Islamic society today. Islam is often caricatured as aggressive and fanatic. Written in the tradition of Ibn Khaldun, this readable and wide-ranging book balances that image, uncovers the roots of Islamic discontent and celebrates the sources of its strength. From the four "ideal Caliphs" who succeeded the Prophet to the refugee camps of Peshawar, an objective picture emerges of the main features of Muslim history and the compulsions of Muslim society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415285254
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Discovering Islam Part One: The Pattern of Islamic History 2. Muslim Ideal: Holy Book and Prophet 3. A Theory of Islamic History 4. The Great Muslim Empires: Ottomans, Saffavids and Mughals 5. Sufis and Scholars 6. Islam of the Periphery 7. Under European Rule: The Colonial Impact on Muslim Society Part Two: Contemporary Muslim Society 8. Princes and Paupers: Muslim Societies in Saudi Arabia and South India 9. Muslim Society Turned Inside Out: Ethnicity, Women and Refugees 10. The Reconstruction of Muslim Thought 11. Only Connect Appendix: Muslim Chronology, Glossary of Islamic Terminology, Bibliography: Suggested Readings, Index

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