The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic Worldby Francis Robinson
Pub. Date: 06/13/1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
With the help of sumptuous illustration, insight and expertise, Francis Robinson and his team reveal the complex, rich and sometimes contrary nature of Muslim culture. As well as taking on the issues uppermost in everyone's minds, such as the role of religious and political fundamentalism, they look at commerce, education, art, and the effects of immigration, exodus and conquest. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between Islam and the West, deliberately to address an impression in the West of Islam as a monolithic culture.
Table of Contents
Foreword Ira M Lapidus; Preface; Introduction Francis Robinson; Part I: 1. The rise of Islam in the world Patricia Crone; 2. The emergence of the Islamic world system, 1000–1500 Robert Irwin; 3. The Islamic world system in the age of European expansion Steven Dale; 4. The Islamic world in the era of Western domination, 1800 to the present Sarah Ansari; Part II: 5. The economy in Muslim societies K. N. Chaudhuri; 6. The ordering of Muslim societies Basim Musallam; 7. Knowledge, its transmission and the making of Muslim societies Francis Robinson; 8. Artistic expressions of Muslim societies Stephen Vernoit; Conclusion Francis Robinson; Rulers of the Islamic World; Glossary; Bibliography; Picture acknowledgements; Index.
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