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The Cambridge History of Islam

The Cambridge History of Islam

Volume 2B. Islamic Society and Civilisation

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Part of The Cambridge History of Islam

X. de Planhol, G. E. von Grunebaum, Claude Cahen, J. Schacht, Louis Gardet, A. J. Arberry, Fazlur Rahman, Irfan Shahid, E. Yar-Shater, Fahir Iz, Aziz Ahmad, G. Fehervari, G. Anawati, S. Pines, V. J. Parry, F. Gabrieli
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  • Date Published: May 1977
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521291385

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  • First published in 1970, The Cambridge History of Islam is a most comprehensive and ambitious collaborative survey of Islamic history and civilization. On publication it was welcomed as a work useful both for reference and reading, for the general reader, student and specialist alike. It has now been reprinted, with corrections, and for ease of handling the original two hardcover volumes have each been divided into two separate paperbacks.

    Reviews & endorsements

    '… undoubtedly a very valuable and very much needed contribution to the field of Islamic studies. It is a thoroughly scholarly and often erudite presentation of the entire Muslim world that will be consulted by the specialist and non-specialist for many years to come.' The Middle East Journal

    'On the basis of length and scope, the History is the most comprehensive, and at the same time the most detailed study of Islam so far attempted, and … it is likely to remain so for at least another generation.' Journal of the American Oriental Society

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    • Date Published: May 1977
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521291385
    • length: 580 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 33 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    Part VIII. Islamic Society and Civilization:
    1. The geographical setting X. de Planhol
    2. The sources of Islamic civilization G. E. von Grunebaum
    3. Economy, society, institutions Claude Cahen
    4. Law and justice J. Schacht
    5. Religion and culture Louis Gardet
    6. Mysticism A. J. Arberry
    7. Revival and reform in Islam Fazlur Rahman
    8a. Arabic literature Irfan Shahid
    8b. Persian literature E. Yar-Shater
    8c. Turkish literature Fahir Iz
    8d. Urdu literature Aziz Ahmad
    9. Art and architecture G. Fehervari
    10. Science G. Anawati
    11. Philosophy S. Pines
    12. Warfare V. J. Parry
    13. The transmission of learning and literary influences to western Europe F. Gabrieli
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  • Editors

    P. M. Holt

    Ann K. S. Lambton

    Bernard Lewis


    X. de Planhol, G. E. von Grunebaum, Claude Cahen, J. Schacht, Louis Gardet, A. J. Arberry, Fazlur Rahman, Irfan Shahid, E. Yar-Shater, Fahir Iz, Aziz Ahmad, G. Fehervari, G. Anawati, S. Pines, V. J. Parry, F. Gabrieli

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