The Venture of Islam, Volume 2: The Expansion of Islam in the Middle Periods [NOOK Book]

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The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975. In this three-volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilization from before the birth of Muhammad to the middle of the twentieth century. This work grew out of the famous course on Islamic civilization that Hodgson created and taught for many years at the ...
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The Venture of Islam, Volume 2: The Expansion of Islam in the Middle Periods

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Overview

The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975. In this three-volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilization from before the birth of Muhammad to the middle of the twentieth century. This work grew out of the famous course on Islamic civilization that Hodgson created and taught for many years at the University of Chicago.

In the second work of this three-volume set, Hodgson investigates the establishment of an international Islamic civilization through about 1500. This includes a theoretical discussion of cultural patterning in the Islamic world and the Occident.

"This is a nonpareil work, not only because of its command of its subject but also because it demonstrates how, ideally, history should be written."-The New Yorker

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226346878
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 618
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents



CONTENTS

List of Charts


List of Maps


BOOK THREE:
The Establishment of an International Civilization

I.
Prologue to Book Three


I.
The Formation of the International Political Order, 945–1118


II.
The Social Order: Mercantile Interests, Military Power, Liberty


III.
Maturity and Dialogue among the Intellectual Traditions, c. 945–1111


IV.
The Sufism of the Taxiqah Orders, c. 945–1273


V.
The Victory of the New Sunni Internationalism, 1118–1258


VI.
The Bloom of Persian Literary Culture and Its Times, c. 1111–1274


VII.
Cultural Patterning in Islamdom and the Occident



BOOK FOUR:
Crisis and Renewal: The Age of Mongol Prestige

Prologue to Book Four


I.
After the Mongol Irruption: Politics and Society, 1259–1405


II.
Conservation and Courtliness in the Intellectual Traditions, c. 1258–1503


III.
The Visual Arts in an Islamic Setting, c. 1258–1503


IV.
The Expansion of Islam, c. 1258–1503



A Selective Bibliography for Further Reading


Glossary of Selected Terms and Names


Index to Volume II

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