State and Government in Medieval Islam

State and Government in Medieval Islam

by Ann K. S. Lambton


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State and Government in Medieval Islam by Ann K. S. Lambton

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415754941
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/23/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Abbreviations xiii

Introduction xiv

I Religion and Politics: The Law 1

II The Community and the State 13

III Kharijts and Zaydis: Murji'is, Qadaris and Mu'tazila 21

IV The Use and Abuse of Sovereignty: Abu Yusuf, Ibn Al-Muqaffa', Al-Jahiz and Ibn Al-Qutayba 43

V Al-Baqillani and Al-Baghdadi 69

VI Al-Mawardi: Wizara and Imara 83

VII Al-Juwayni and Al-Ghazali: The Sultanate 103

VIII Fakhr Al-Din Razi: The Dissociation of Religious and Temporal Power 130

IX The Extinction of the Caliphate: Ibn Jama'a and Ibn Taymiyya 138

X The Historical Theory: Ibn Khaldun 152

XI The Imam/Sultan: Fadl Allah B. Ruzbihan Khunji 178

XII The Relations of Muslims and Non-Muslims: Jihad: Taxation and the Conquered Lands 201

XIII The Shl'a: The Imamiyya 219

XIV The Fuqaha' and the Holders of Power 242

XV The Safawid Dilemma 264

XV The Isma'iliyya 288

XVII The Individual and the State 307

Appendix: Al-Farabt: The Good City 316

Note on Terms 326

Glossary 327

Bibliography 338

Index 355

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