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The Caliphate

1st Edition

By Thomas W. Arnold


266 pages

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This title, first published in 1925, are based on a series of lectures delivered in the University of London. The chapters explore the nature of the caliphate, its origin and history, and the situation and trend of development in the early twentieth century. This title will be of interest to students of Middle Eastern studies, religion and history.

Table of Contents

1. The Caliphate and the Holy Roman Empire 2. Origin of the Caliphate: The Titles of the Caliph 3. Theological Sanction for the Caliphate in the Qur’an and the Traditions 4. Historical Survey of the Abbasid Dynasty 5. The Exposition of the Jurists 6. Recognition of the Abbasid Caliphate from the Eleventh to the Thirteenth Century 7. Establishment of the Abbasid Caliphate in Cairo 8. Relations of the Abbasid Caliphs in Cairo with Other Princes in the Muslim World 9. Assumption of the Title Khalifah by Independent Muslim Princes 10. The Exposition of Philosophical and Ethical Writers 11. The Ottomans and the Caliphate 12. Sultan Salim in Egypt 13. The Mughal Emperors in India 14. The Later Ottoman Sultans and the Caliphate; Appendices; References to Authorities; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Islam, State and Society

The seven volumes in this set, originally published between 1923 and 1987, explore the influence of Islam on law, politics, science, and development in the Muslim world. This set will be of interest to students of both Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies