The Rise of Islam (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Medieval World)

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The Rise of Islam (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Medieval World)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 180 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780313325229
  • DDC分類 297.09021

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The birth of Islam in the 7th century and its subsequent outward expansion from the Arab world has been one of the most influential occurrences in world history. During its first few decades, the new faith inspired conquests from Spain to northern India. In this illuminating study, the author tracks the rise of Islam from it 7th century beginnings with the life of the Prophet Muhammad to the collapse of the Islamic empire in the early 10th century. He demonstrates how a sophisticated, new religion and society emerged to become one of the world's most vital and sustained cultures.The opening chapter provides an outline of the history of early Islamic society over a period of roughly three centuries, from the early 7th to the early 10th centuries, concentrating on pre-Islamic Arab countries and the life of the Prophet. Subsequent chapters treat Arab-Islamic conquests; the early Islamic empire; and society and religion, particularly in the early Abbasid period (750-925 C.E.). The spread of urbanization throughout the early Islamic world is highlighted. Fifteen brief biographies of key figures such as Qur'an commentators, empire-building caliphs, scholars, and military leaders help to add a personal human element to the data, and 15 translated primary documents ranging from key Qur'annic passages to contemporary accounts of military campaigns bring the history to life. A glossary of terms, a timeline, and selected bibliography aid student research. The work is fully indexed.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword                                    xi
Advisory Board xxiii
Preface xxv
Acknowledgments xxvii
Chronology xxix
Chapter 1. Historical Overview 1 (14)
Chapter 2. The Arab-Islamic Conquests and the 15 (18)
Medinan State
Chapter 3. The Umayyad Caliphate (661-750) and 33 (16)
the Crisis of Authority
Chapter 4. Cities in the Early Abbasid Period: 49 (20)
Soldiers, Merchants, and Scholars
Chapter 5. Religious Practice, Law, and 69 (20)
Spirituality in the Early Abbasid Era
Chapter 6. The Islamic World in the Early Tenth 89 (8)
Century
Biographies 97 (18)
Abdallah al-Ma'mun 97 (1)
Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan 98 (1)
Abu Ja'far al-Mansur 99 (1)
Abu Musa Bugha the Elder 100 (1)
Abu Ubayda al-Buhturi 101 (1)
Ahmad ibn Hanbal 102 (1)
A'isha bint Abi Bakr 103 (1)
Ali ibn Abi Talib 104 (2)
Amr ibn Bahr al-Jahiz 106 (1)
Arib al-Ma'muniya 107 (1)
Harun al-Rashid 108 (1)
Khadija bint Khuwaylid 109 (1)
Mu'awiya ibn Abi Sufyan 110 (1)
Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari 111 (1)
Umar ibn al-Khattab 112 (3)
Primary Documents 115 (40)
1. Selections from the Qur'an 115 (5)
2. Muhammad and the Quraysh 120 (3)
3. The Conquest of Syria 123 (2)
4. The Spoils of War 125 (3)
5. Harun al-Rashid and the Succession 128 (2)
Arrangement
6. Housing the Turkish Units at Samarra 130 (2)
7. The Cities of Egypt: Alexandria and 132 (3)
al-Fustat
8. The Wealth of the Abbasid Court 135 (2)
9. The Markets of Baghdad 137 (2)
10. The Prophet's Wisdom 139 (2)
11. The Rules of Marriage 141 (3)
12. The Death of al-Husayn ibn Ali 144 (2)
13. Arib's Visit to Her Former Lover 146 (3)
14. A New Capital in Egypt 149 (2)
15. Abd al-Rahman III of al-Andalus 151 (4)
Glossary 155 (8)
Annotated Bibliography 163 (8)
Index 171