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Knowledge and Social Practice in Medieval Damascus, 1190-1350
     

Knowledge and Social Practice in Medieval Damascus, 1190-1350

by Michael Chamberlain
 
In the Middle Ages, Damascus was one of the most important cities of Eurasia. Michael Chamberlain focuses on the city to develop a new approach to the relationship between society and culture in the medieval Middle East. He demonstrates how western concepts of legitimate order were inappropriate to an examination of Muslim city society, where it was the household,

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In the Middle Ages, Damascus was one of the most important cities of Eurasia. Michael Chamberlain focuses on the city to develop a new approach to the relationship between society and culture in the medieval Middle East. He demonstrates how western concepts of legitimate order were inappropriate to an examination of Muslim city society, where it was the household, rather than the state agency or corporation, that held political and social power. By considering material from the Latin West and Sung China, the author places the Middle East within the context of medieval Eurasia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521454063
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/16/1995
Series:
Studies in Islamic Civilization
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

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