The Islamic Middle East: Tradition and Change / Edition 2by Charles Lindholm
Pub. Date: 10/21/2002
The Islamic Middle East is a rare, thought-provoking account of the origins, nature, and evolution of Islam that provides a historical perspective vital to understanding the contemporary Middle East. See more details below
The Islamic Middle East is a rare, thought-provoking account of the origins, nature, and evolution of Islam that provides a historical perspective vital to understanding the contemporary Middle East.
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrations.
Part I: Introduction:.
1. The Middle East: Assumptions and Problems.
Part II: Preconditions for Egalitarian Individualism:.
2. Ways of Living.
3. Traditions of Authority and Freedom.
4. The Social Construction of Egalitarianism.
Part III: State and Society: Prophets, Caliphs, Sultans and Tyrants:.
5. The Prophetic Age.
6. Early Struggles for Authority.
7. Sacred and Secular Rulers.
8. Novelties and Continuities.
Part IV: Sacred Power: Reciters, Lawyers, Incarnations and Saints:.
9. The Essentials of Islam.
10. Recapturing the Sacred Past: The Power of Knowledge.
11. The Partisans of Ali.
12. Sufism in Practice.
13. The Contradictions of Saintly Authority.
Part V: Dilemmas of Subordination:.
14. Slaves, Eunuchs and Blacks.
15. The Ambiguities of Women.
16. Escapes from Distinction: Love and Friendship.
Part VI: Conclusion:.
17. Problems and Possibilities.
Chronology of Events.
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