Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century

Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century

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Ira M. Lapidus
Cambridge University Press, 12/13/2012
EAN 9780521514415, ISBN10: 052151441X

Hardcover, 788 pages, 23.5 x 15.1 x 4.3 cm
Language: English

First published in 1988, Ira Lapidus' A History of Islamic Societies has become a classic in the field, enlightening students, scholars, and others with a thirst for knowledge about one of the world's great civilizations. This book, based on fully revised and updated parts one and two of this monumental work,describes the transformations of Islamic societies from their beginning in the seventh century, through their diffusion across the globe, into the challenges of the nineteenth century. The story focuses on the organization of families and tribes, religious groups and states, showing how they were transformed by their interactions with other religious and political communities. The book concludes with the European commercial and imperial interventions that initiated a new set of transformations in the Islamic world, and the onset of the modern era. Organized in narrative sections for the history of each major region, with innovative, analytic summary introductions and conclusions, this book is a unique endeavour.

Introduction to the history of Islamic societies
Book I. Part I. The Beginnings of Islamic Civilizations, The Middle East from c.600 to c.1000
1. Middle Eastern societies before Islam
2. Historians and the sources
3. Arabia
4. Muhammad
preaching, community, and state formation
5. Introduction
6. The Arab-Muslim conquests and the socio-economic bases of empire
7. Regional developments
economic and social changes
8. The caliphate to 750
9. The 'Abbasid empire
10. Decline and fall of the 'Abbasid empire
11. Introduction
religion and identity
12. The ideology of imperial Islam
13. The 'Abbasids
caliphs and emperors
14. Introduction
15. Sunni Islam
16. Shi'i Islam
17. Muslim urban societies to the tenth century
18. The non-Muslim minorities
19. Continuity and change in the historic cultures of the Middle East
Book I. Part II. From Islamic Community to Islamic Society
Egypt, Iraq and Iran, 945–c.1500
20. The post-'Abbasid Middle Eastern state system
21. Muslim communities and Middle Eastern societies
1000–1500 CE
22. The collective ideal
23. The personal ethic
24. Conclusion
Middle Eastern Islamic patterns
Book II. The Global Expansion of Islam from the Seventh to the Nineteenth Century
25. Introduction
Islamic institutions
26. Islamic north Africa to the thirteenth century
27. Spanish-Islamic civilization
28. Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries
29. States and Islam
North African variations
30. Introduction
empires and societies
31. The Turkish migrations and the Ottoman empire
32. The post-classical Ottoman empire
decentralization, commercialization, incorporation
33. The Arab regions of the Middle East
34. The Safavid empire
35. The Indian subcontinent
the Delhi sultanates and the Mughal empire
36. Islamic empires compared
37. Inner Asia from the Mongol conquests to the nineteenth century
38. Islamic societies in Southeast Asia
39. The African context
Islam, slavery, and colonialism
40. Islam in Sudanic, Savannah, and forest west Africa
41. The West African jihads
42. Islam in East Africa and the European colonial empires
43. Conclusion
the varieties of Islamic societies
44. The global context.