A New Introduction to Islam / Edition 2

A New Introduction to Islam / Edition 2

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by Daniel W. Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405158077

ISBN-13: 9781405158077

Pub. Date: 04/20/2009

Publisher: Wiley

The second edition of this student-friendly textbook explores the origins, major features and lasting influence of the Islamic tradition.

  • Traces the development of Muslim beliefs and practices against the background of social and cultural contexts extending from North Africa to South and Southeast Asia
  • Fully revised for the second edition,

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Overview

The second edition of this student-friendly textbook explores the origins, major features and lasting influence of the Islamic tradition.

  • Traces the development of Muslim beliefs and practices against the background of social and cultural contexts extending from North Africa to South and Southeast Asia
  • Fully revised for the second edition, with completely new opening and closing chapters considering key issues facing Islam in the 21st century
  • Focuses greater attention on everyday practices, the role of women in Muslim societies, and offers additional material on Islam in America
  • Includes detailed chronologies, tables summarizing key information, useful maps and diagrams, and many more illustrations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405158077
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/20/2009
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
416,246
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Maps
Introduction
Pt. IIslamic Origins1
1The Conquests3
2Arabia10
3The Pre-Islamic Near East21
4Religion of Empire35
Pt. IIThe Formation of the Islamic Tradition51
5The Qur'an53
6The Life of Muhammad69
7The Tradition Literature84
Pt. IIIIslamic Institutions97
8The Caliphate99
9Islamic Law116
10Islamic Theology and Philosophy135
11Sufism154
Pt. IVCrisis and Renewal in Islamic History175
12Turks, Crusaders, and Mongols177
13Encounter with the West190
14Islam and Modernity207
Epilogue: Islam in a Postmodern World226
Bibliography234
Index and Glossary248

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