A History of the Muslim World to 1750: The Making of a Civilization

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Routledge, Nov 8, 2017 - History - 568 pages
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A History of the Muslim World to 1750 traces the development of Islamic civilization from the career of the Prophet Muhammad to the mid-eighteenth century. Encompassing a wide range of significant events within the period, its coverage includes the creation of the Dar al-Islam (the territory ruled by Muslims), the fragmentation of society into various religious and political groups including the Shi'ites and Sunnis, the series of catastrophes in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries that threatened to destroy the civilization, and the rise of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires.

Including the latest research from the last ten years, this second edition has been updated and expanded to cover the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries. Fully refreshed and containing over sixty images to highlight the key visual aspects, this book offers students a balanced coverage of the Muslim world from the Iberian Peninsula to South Asia, and detailed accounts of all cultures. The use of maps, primary sources, timelines, and a glossary further illuminates the fascinating yet complex world of the pre-modern Middle East.

Covering art, architecture, religious institutions, theological beliefs, popular religious practice, political institutions, cuisine, and much more, A History of the Muslim World to 1750 is the perfect introduction for all students of the history of Islamic civilization and the Middle East.

 

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Contents

List of Figures
Preface to the First Edition
Note on Transliteration and Dating
ORIGINS
Further Reading
Umayyad Administration
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SECTARIANISM
THREE
THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION
New Centers of Islamic Culture
UNITY AND DIVERSITY IN ISLAMIC
The Varieties of Religious Expression
Conclusion
THE CENTRAL MUSLIM LANDS
The Arabian Peninsula
THE UMMA IN THE WEST

The Fatimid Caliphate
SYNTHESIS AND CREATIVITY
Early Sufism
PART TWO CIVILIZATION VS CHAOS 9501260
The Fatimid Empire
Norman Invasions of Muslim Territory
BARBARIANS AT THE GATES 11001260
THE CONSOLIDATION OF TRADITIONS
Sufism
THE MUSLIM COMMONWEALTH
Further Reading
The Maghrib
The Sudan
CENTRAL ASIA AND IRAN
Iran
SOUTH ASIA
Islam in South Asia
THE INDIAN OCEAN BASIN
Kerala
Southeast Asia
Glossary

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About the author (2017)

Vernon O. Eggeris Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Islamic History at Georgia Southern University. His other books include The Muslim World Since 1260and A Fabian in Egypt: Salamah Musa and the Rise of the Professional Classes in Egypt, 1909-1939.

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