Studies on the Civilization of Islam / Edition 1

Studies on the Civilization of Islam / Edition 1

by H.A.R. Gibb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415439175

ISBN-13: 9780415439176

Pub. Date: 12/07/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Originally published in 1962, this book presents important studies on the history, literature and religion of the Islamic peoples as well as an appraisal of contemporary intellectual currents in the Middle East.

Part I interprets the basic political and cultural development in medieval Islam, set in the context of its growth from a religious movement in the

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Originally published in 1962, this book presents important studies on the history, literature and religion of the Islamic peoples as well as an appraisal of contemporary intellectual currents in the Middle East.

Part I interprets the basic political and cultural development in medieval Islam, set in the context of its growth from a religious movement in the Arabian peninsula to an imperial structure extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the borders of China.

Part II includes studies of Islamic institutions, philosophy and religion. The close relationship of Islam to Western traditions through the Biblical and Greek heritages is emphasized and the factors which have moulded unique and distinctive institutions are considered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415439176
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/07/2007
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Medieval Islamic History

1 An Interpretation of Islamic History 3

2 The Evolution of Government in Early Islam 34

3 Arab-Byzantine Relations under the Umayyad Caliphate 47

4 The Social Significance of the Shuubiya 62

5 The Armies of Saladin 74

I The Egyptian Army 74

II The Syrian and Mesopotamian Contingents 78

III The Auxiliary Forces 81

IV Equipment and Supplies 84

6 The Achievement of Saladin 89

7 Tarikh 108

I From the Origins to the Third Century of the Hijra 108

II From the Third to the Sixth Centuries 119

IV From the Tenth to the Thirteenth Centuries 134

Pt. 2 Islamic Institutions, Philosophy and Religion

8 Some Considerations on the Sunni Theory of the Caliphate 141

9 Al-Mawardi's Theory of the Caliphate 151

I The Reasons for the Composition of Al-Ahkam as Sultaniyah 151

II Analysis of Al-Mawardi's Doctrine 154

III The Significance of the "Amirate by Seizure" 162

10 The Islamic Background of Ibn Khaldun's Political Theory 166

11 The Structure of Religious Thought in Islam 176

I The Animistic Substrate 176

II Muhammad and the Koran 187

III Law and Theology 196

IV Sufism 208

12 Khawatir 61-Adab al-Arabi (Reflections on Arabic Literature) 219

I Bad at-Talif al-Nashri (The Beginnings of Prose Composition) 220

II Nashet al-Insha (The Development of Literary Style) 231

Pt. 3 Contemporary Intellectual Currents

13 Studies in Contemporary Arabic Literature 245

I The Nineteenth Century 245

II Manfaluti and the "New Style" 258

III Egyptian Modernists 268

IV The Egyptian Novel 286

14 The Reaction in the Middle East Against Western Culture 320

15 Problems of Modern Middle Eastern History 336

Bibliography345

Index 358

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