First published in 1970, The Cambridge History of Islam is a most comprehensive and ambitious collaborative survey of Islamic history and civilization. On publication it was welcomed as a work useful both for reference and reading, for the general reader, student and specialist alike. It has now been reprinted, with corrections, and for ease of handling the original two hardcover volumes have each been divided into two separate paperbacks.
Table of ContentsList of plates; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Part VIII. Islamic Society and Civilization: 1. The geographical setting X. de Planhol; 2. The sources of Islamic civilization G. E. von Grunebaum; 3. Economy, society, institutions Claude Cahen; 4. Law and justice J. Schacht; 5. Religion and culture Louis Gardet; 6. Mysticism A. J. Arberry; 7. Revival and reform in Islam Fazlur Rahman; 8a. Arabic literature Irfan Shahid; 8b. Persian literature E. Yar-Shater; 8c. Turkish literature Fahir Iz; 8d. Urdu literature Aziz Ahmad; 9. Art and architecture G. Fehervari; 10. Science G. Anawati; 11. Philosophy S. Pines; 12. Warfare V. J. Parry; 13. The transmission of learning and literary influences to western Europe F. Gabrieli; Dynamic list; Bibliography; Glossary; Index.