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The Formation of the Classical Islamic World


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Patterns of Everyday Life

Patterns of Everyday Life

1st Edition

Edited By David Waines
May 14, 2002

This volume deals with fundamental aspects of the material life of Islamic societies in the formative period. Three broad sections comprise the scope of the book: the first on housing, the second on textiles and clothing, and the final one on food and drink. In each section, studies based upon both...

Production and the Exploitation of Resources

Production and the Exploitation of Resources

1st Edition

Edited By Michael G. Morony
December 23, 2002

This volume, together with its companion Manufacturing and Labour, examines the economic basis of the early Islamic world, looking at the organization of extractive and agricultural operations, manufacturing processes and labour relations. Mining, stock raising, agriculture and irrigation are the ...

The Life of Muhammad

The Life of Muhammad

1st Edition

Edited By Uri Rubin
December 21, 1998

This is a set of key articles which deal with various aspects of the life of Muhammad: the Muslim authors of Muhammad’s biography, the major events in his life, the development of the idealised image of Muhammad, and the image of Muhammad in the eyes of early medieval non-Muslim writers. The ...

Muslims and Others in Early Islamic Society

Muslims and Others in Early Islamic Society

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Hoyland
July 28, 2004

The interaction between Muslims and the other religious denominations of the Middle East in the period 620-1020 is the subject of this volume. This is arguably the single most important issue in the history of the early Islamic Middle East, since the Muslims were initially a minority in the lands ...

Magic and Divination in Early Islam

Magic and Divination in Early Islam

1st Edition

Edited By Emilie Savage-Smith
November 01, 2018

Magic and divination in early Islam encompassed a wide range of practices, including belief in jinn, warding off the evil eye, the production of amulets and other magical equipment, conjuring, wonder-working, dream interpretation, predicting the weather, casting lots, astrology, and physiognomy. ...

The Qur’an Formative Interpretation

The Qur’an: Formative Interpretation

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Rippin
December 28, 1999

This volume is one of two edited by Andrew Rippin which are designed to complement one another, and to comprehend the principal trends in modern scholarship on the Qur’an. Both volumes are provided with a new introduction by the editor, analysing this scholarship, and providing references for ...

The Formation of al-Andalus, Part 2 Language, Religion, Culture and the Sciences

The Formation of al-Andalus, Part 2: Language, Religion, Culture and the Sciences

1st Edition

Edited By Julio Samsó, Maribel Fierro
December 28, 1998

These two volumes present a conspectus of current research on the history and culture of early medieval Spain and Portugal, from the time of the Arab conquest in 711 up to the fall of the caliphate. They trace the impact of Islamisation on the pre-existing Roman and Visigothic political and social ...

The Arabs and Arabia on the Eve of Islam

The Arabs and Arabia on the Eve of Islam

1st Edition

Edited By F.E. Peters
June 25, 1999

This volume examines the background to the rise of Islam. The opening essays consider the broad context of nomad-sedentary relations in the Near East; thereafter the focus is on the Arabian peninsula and the history of the Arab peoples. The following papers set out the political and economic ...

Arab-Byzantine Relations in Early Islamic Times

Arab-Byzantine Relations in Early Islamic Times

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Bonner
September 12, 2005

The Byzantine Empire was the Islamic commonwealth’s first and most stubborn adversary. For many centuries it loomed large in Islamic diplomacy, military operations and commerce, as well as in Islamic representations of the world in general. Moreover, the ways in which early Muslims and Byzantines ...

Manufacturing and Labour

Manufacturing and Labour

1st Edition

Edited By Michael G. Morony
May 31, 2017

This volume, together with its companion volume Production and the Exploitation of Resources, examines the economic basis of the early Islamic world, looking at the organization of extractive and agricultural operations, manufacturing processes, and labour relations. This volume opens with studies...

Early Islamic Art and Architecture

Early Islamic Art and Architecture

1st Edition

Edited By Jonathan M. Bloom
May 25, 2002

This volume deals with the formative period of Islamic art (to c. 950), and the different approaches to studying it. Individual essays deal with architecture, ceramics, coins, textiles, and manuscripts, as well as with such broad questions as the supposed prohibition of images, and the ...

Early Islamic Poetry and Poetics

Early Islamic Poetry and Poetics

1st Edition

Edited By Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych
October 19, 2009

This volume brings together a set of key studies on classical Arabic poetry (ca. 500-1000 C.E.), published over the last thirty-five years; the individual articles each deal with a different approach, period, genre, or theme. The major focus is on new interpretations of the form and function of the...

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