The Resource Discovering Islam : making sense of Muslim history and society, Akbar S. Ahmed

Discovering Islam : making sense of Muslim history and society, Akbar S. Ahmed

Label
Discovering Islam : making sense of Muslim history and society
Title
Discovering Islam
Title remainder
making sense of Muslim history and society
Statement of responsibility
Akbar S. Ahmed
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Now reissued with a new introduction, Discovering Islam is a classic account of how the history of Islam and its relations with the West have shaped Islamic society today. Islam is often caricatured as aggressive and fanatic. Written in the tradition of Ibn Khaldun, this readable and wide-ranging book balances that image, uncovers the roots of Islamic discontent and celebrates the sources of its strength. From the four "ideal Caliphs" who succeeded the Prophet to the refugee camps of Peshawar, an objective picture emerges of the main features of Muslim history and the compulsions of Muslim society
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ahmed, Akbar S
Index
index present
LC call number
BP52
LC item number
.A35 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Geschiedenis
  • Islam
  • Maatschappij
  • Islam
  • Islam
Label
Discovering Islam : making sense of Muslim history and society, Akbar S. Ahmed
Link
https://archive.org/details/discoveringislam00akba
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 238-239
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: The Pattern of Islamic History -- Muslim ideal: holy Book and Prophet -- A theory of Islamic history -- Ideal caliphs -- Arab dynasties: Umayyads and Abbasids -- The flowering of Islamic civilization -- Decline and fall -- Shias: revolution in the revolution -- Mahdism and millenarian movements -- The great Muslim empires: Ottomans, Saffavids and Mughals -- Ottomans: facing Europe -- Saffavids: Shia state -- Mughals: encounter with Hinduism -- Obsession and synthesis -- Sufis and scholars -- Sufis, saints and mystics -- Two scholars of Islam: Al Beruni and Ibn Khaldun -- Islam of the periphery -- On the periphery -- The Muslim minority in China -- Muslims in the USSR -- Under European rule: the colonial impact on Muslim society -- The disintegration of society -- The myth of the noble savage: Muslim tribesman -- Part Two: Contemporary Muslim Society -- Princes and paupers: Muslim societies in Saudi Arabia and south India -- Saudi Arabia: the reawakening of the peninsula -- The Andalus syndrome in south India: a la recherch ̌du temps perdu -- Muslim society turned inside out: ethnicity, women and refugees -- 'Dubai chalo": ethnic encounters between Middle Eastern and South Asian Muslim societies -- Muslim women -- Afghan refugees: displacement and despair -- The reconstruction of Muslim thought -- Contemporary Muslim scholarship -- Creating Islamic social sciences -- Only connect -- American Society: Great Satan or paradise on earth? -- Connecting -- Conclusion: the discovery of Islam
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 251 pages
Isbn
9780710210494
Isbn Type
(U.S.)
Lccn
87004967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
000843109
System control number
  • (OCoLC)15488712
  • (OCoLC)ocm15488712
Label
Discovering Islam : making sense of Muslim history and society, Akbar S. Ahmed
Link
https://archive.org/details/discoveringislam00akba
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 238-239
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: The Pattern of Islamic History -- Muslim ideal: holy Book and Prophet -- A theory of Islamic history -- Ideal caliphs -- Arab dynasties: Umayyads and Abbasids -- The flowering of Islamic civilization -- Decline and fall -- Shias: revolution in the revolution -- Mahdism and millenarian movements -- The great Muslim empires: Ottomans, Saffavids and Mughals -- Ottomans: facing Europe -- Saffavids: Shia state -- Mughals: encounter with Hinduism -- Obsession and synthesis -- Sufis and scholars -- Sufis, saints and mystics -- Two scholars of Islam: Al Beruni and Ibn Khaldun -- Islam of the periphery -- On the periphery -- The Muslim minority in China -- Muslims in the USSR -- Under European rule: the colonial impact on Muslim society -- The disintegration of society -- The myth of the noble savage: Muslim tribesman -- Part Two: Contemporary Muslim Society -- Princes and paupers: Muslim societies in Saudi Arabia and south India -- Saudi Arabia: the reawakening of the peninsula -- The Andalus syndrome in south India: a la recherch ̌du temps perdu -- Muslim society turned inside out: ethnicity, women and refugees -- 'Dubai chalo": ethnic encounters between Middle Eastern and South Asian Muslim societies -- Muslim women -- Afghan refugees: displacement and despair -- The reconstruction of Muslim thought -- Contemporary Muslim scholarship -- Creating Islamic social sciences -- Only connect -- American Society: Great Satan or paradise on earth? -- Connecting -- Conclusion: the discovery of Islam
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 251 pages
Isbn
9780710210494
Isbn Type
(U.S.)
Lccn
87004967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
000843109
System control number
  • (OCoLC)15488712
  • (OCoLC)ocm15488712

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