The Islamic Middle East: Tradition and Change / Edition 2

The Islamic Middle East: Tradition and Change / Edition 2

by Charles Lindholm
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405101466

ISBN-13: 9781405101462

Pub. Date: 10/21/2002

Publisher: Wiley

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405101462
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/21/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Glossary.

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.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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