Pursuit of Learning in the Islamic World, 610-2003

Overview

Islam is the world's fastest growing religion, with about 1.5 billion adherents worldwide. With an extensive history of intellectual and cultural achievement, Islam has graced the world with its accomplishments - and has the potential to flower once again.

This survey of Muslim achievement spans 1,400 years. Chapters fall into three sections: fundamentals of Islamic learning; its growth until the present; and its future direction in the face of anti-intellectual fundamentalism....

See more details below
Paperback (New Edition)
$49.95
BN.com price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $45.50   
  • New (2) from $45.50   
  • Used (3) from $85.37   
Sending request ...

Overview

Islam is the world's fastest growing religion, with about 1.5 billion adherents worldwide. With an extensive history of intellectual and cultural achievement, Islam has graced the world with its accomplishments - and has the potential to flower once again.

This survey of Muslim achievement spans 1,400 years. Chapters fall into three sections: fundamentals of Islamic learning; its growth until the present; and its future direction in the face of anti-intellectual fundamentalism. Appendices describe decorative and other arts, the requirements for expertise in Islamic thought, Islamic ethical traditions, and noteworthy personalities and achievements. Maps and photographs illustrate the text, which also includes glossary, notes, bibliography and index.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786429042
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/16/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Hunt Janin is an American writer living in southwestern France. He has written numerous nonfiction and scholarly books on a range of subjects, including medieval history and cross-cultural studies.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

I The world of Islam : doctrines and structure 11
II The prophet Muhammad and his times (c. 500-632) 25
III The Quran 31
IV Islam becomes the dominant faith of an empire (632-873) 39
V The flowering of Islam (873-1041) 61
VI Population movements and Islamic cities (1041-1453) 77
VII The age of great empires (1453-1699) 111
VIII The impact of the West (1699-2003) 128
IX The challenge of fundamentalism 157
X Conclusions : future prospects for Islamic learning 176
App. 1 The decorative and other arts of Islam 181
App. 2 Expertise in Islamic thought 193
App. 3 Ethical traditions in Islam 195
App. 4 Noteworthy Islamic personalities and cultural achievements 199
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)