Patterns of Everyday Life
Production and the Exploitation of Resources
The Life of Muhammad
Muslims and Others in Early Islamic Society
Magic and Divination in Early Islam
The Qur’an Formative Interpretation
The Arabs and Arabia on the Eve of Islam
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...