The Islamic World-System: A Study in Polity-Market Interaction / Edition 1

The Islamic World-System: A Study in Polity-Market Interaction / Edition 1

by Masudul Alam Choudhury
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415321476

ISBN-13: 9780415321471

Pub. Date: 11/13/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book demonstrates that the Islamic world-system acquires its meaning from a single, integrated framework of complementary economic, social, institutional and market forces, rather than the competing opposites of mainstream theory. It will interest students and researchers of Islamic economics and world-systems.  See more details below

Overview

This book demonstrates that the Islamic world-system acquires its meaning from a single, integrated framework of complementary economic, social, institutional and market forces, rather than the competing opposites of mainstream theory. It will interest students and researchers of Islamic economics and world-systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415321471
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/13/2003
Series:
RoutledgeCurzon Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1Theoretical perspectives7
1A theory of the Islamic world-system9
2A formal model of the Islamic world-system44
3An evaluation of the occidental world-system71
Pt. 2Applied perspectives95
4A general systems theory of knowledge: application to family and ecology97
5The world-system according to Ibn Khaldun's Prolegomena comparatively viewed113
6The Islamic political economy of property and property rights: concepts and application141
7Micro-money: Islamic perspective158
8An overlapping generation valuation model with debt-equity swaps187
9A knowledge model of layers of techniques202
10Conclusion227
Glossary of selected Arabic terms230
Index235

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