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Islam: The View from the Edge / Edition 1
     

Islam: The View from the Edge / Edition 1

by Richard W. Bulliet
 

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ISBN-10: 0231082193

ISBN-13: 9780231082198

Pub. Date: 05/23/1995

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Bulliet abandons the historian's habit of viewing Islamic history "from the center," that is, focusing on the rise and fall of imperial dynasties. Instead, he derives an understanding of how and why Islam became—and continues to be—so rooted in the social structure of the vast majority of people who lived far from the political locus and did not see the

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Bulliet abandons the historian's habit of viewing Islamic history "from the center," that is, focusing on the rise and fall of imperial dynasties. Instead, he derives an understanding of how and why Islam became—and continues to be—so rooted in the social structure of the vast majority of people who lived far from the political locus and did not see the caliphate as essential in their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231082198
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/23/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
1,085,143
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(12)
1. Orality and Authority
13(10)
2. Prophet, Quran, and Companions
23(14)
3. The View from the Edge
37(30)
4. Islamic Urbanization
67(14)
5. Question and Answer
81(20)
6. Ulama
101(14)
7. Caliph and Sultan
115(14)
8. Cities in Crisis
129(16)
9. Iranian Diaspora
145(24)
10. New Center, New Edges
169(16)
11. The View from the Edge Today
185(24)
Notes 209(20)
Index 229

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