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Author Berkey, Jonathan Porter.

Title The formation of Islam [electronic resource] : religion and society in the Near East, 600-1800 / Jonathan P. Berkey.

Imprint Cambridge [U.K.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.


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 Axe ACLS Humanities E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xv, 286 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Series Themes in Islamic history
Themes in Islamic history.
ATLA Special Series
ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 270-275) and index.
Contents Part I. The Near East before Islam: -- Introduction -- Religions of late antiquity -- Arabia before Islam -- Early seventh century -- Part II. The Emergence of Islam, 600-750: -- Approaches and problems -- Origins of the Muslim community -- Early Islam in the Near East -- Umayyad period -- Beginnings of sectarianism -- Non-Muslims of early Islam -- 'Abbasid revolution -- Part III. The Consolidation of Islam, 750-1000: -- Issues of Islamic identity -- Religion and politics -- Shi'ism -- Formation of Sunni traditionalism -- Asceticism and mysticism -- Non-Muslim communities -- Part IV. Medieval Islam, 1000-1500: -- Medieval Islamic Near East -- Sunni 'revival'? -- Common patterns in social and political organization -- Modes of justice -- Transmission of religious knowledge -- Sufism -- Popular religion -- Epilogue: -- From medieval to modern Islam.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2012. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet.
Subject Islam -- Middle East -- History.
Middle East -- Religion -- History.
Middle East -- Civilization -- History.
Added Author American Council of Learned Societies.
In: ACLS Humanities E-Book. URL:
Other Form: Original 0521582148 0521588138 (DLC) 2002031470

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