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The Resource Islamic civilization in thirty lives : the first 1,000 years, Chase F. Robinson

Islamic civilization in thirty lives : the first 1,000 years, Chase F. Robinson

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Islamic civilization in thirty lives : the first 1,000 years
Title
Islamic civilization in thirty lives
Title remainder
the first 1,000 years
Statement of responsibility
Chase F. Robinson
Title variation
Islamic civilization in 30 lives
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Language
eng
Summary
Religious thinkers, political leaders, lawmakers, writers, and philosophers have shaped the 1,400-year-long development of the world's second-largest religion. But who were these people? What do we know of their lives and the ways in which they influenced their societies? In Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives, the distinguished historian of Islam, Chase F. Robinson draws on the long tradition in Muslim scholarship of commemorating in writing the biographies of notable figures, but he weaves these ambitious lives together to create a rich narrative of Islamic civilization, from the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century to the era of the world conquerer Timur and the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in the fifteenth. Beginning in Islam's heartland, Mecca, and ranging from North Africa and Iberia in the west to Central and East Asia, Robinson not only traces the rise and fall of Islamic states through the biographies of political and military leaders who worked to secure peace or expand their power, but also discusses those who developed Islamic law, scientific thought, and literature. What emerges is a fascinating portrait of rich and diverse Islamic societies
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Robinson, Chase F
Dewey number
909/.097671
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS36.85
LC item number
.R63 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Islamic civilization
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Intellectual life
  • Islamic civilization
  • Middle East
  • Islam
  • Zivilisation
  • Islamische Staaten
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Islamic civilization in thirty lives : the first 1,000 years, Chase F. Robinson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-266) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Islam & empire 600-850 : Muhammad, the prophet (632) ; 'Ali: cousin, caliph and forefather of Shi'ism (661) ; 'A'isha: wife of the Prophet (678) ; 'Abd al-Malik: engineer of the caliphate (705) ; Ibn al-Muqaffa': translator and essayist (759) ; Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya: renunciant and saint (801) ; al-Ma'mun: caliph-patron (833) -- pt. 2. The Islamic commonwealth 860-1050 : 'Arib: courtesan of caliphs (890) ; al-Hallaj: 'the Truth' (922) ; al-Tabari: traditionalist rationalist (923) ; Abu Bakr al-Razi: free-thinking physician (925 or 935) ; Ibn Fadlan: intrepid envoy (fl. tenth century) ; Ibn Muqla: vizier, scribe, calligrapher? (940) ; Mahmud of Ghazna: conqueror and patron (1030) ; al-Biruni: cataloguer of nature and culture (c. 1050) -- pt. 3. A provisional synthesis 1050-1250 : Ibn Hazm: polemicist, polymath (1064) ; Karima al-Marwaziyya: hadith scholar (1070) ; al-Ghazali: 'Renewer' of Islam (1111) ; Abu al-Qasim Ramisht: merchant millionaire (c. 1150) ; al-Idrisi: cosmopolitan cartographer (1165) ; Saladin: anti-Crusader hero (1193) ; Ibn Rushd (Averroes): Aristotelian monotheist (1198) -- pt. 4. Disruption & integration 1250-1525 : Rumi: Sufi 'poet' (1273) ; Rashid al-Din: physician, courtier and global historian (1318) ; al-Hilli: paragon of Shi'ism ascendant (1325) ; Ibn Taymiyya: stubborn reactionary (1328) ; Timur: sheep-rustler, world-conqueror (1405) ; Ibn Khaldun: social theorist and historian (1406) ; Mehmed II: conqueror and renaissance man (1481) ; Shah Isma'il: esoteric charismatic (1524)
Control code
945028023
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780520292987
Lccn
2016944716
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)945028023
Label
Islamic civilization in thirty lives : the first 1,000 years, Chase F. Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Islam & empire 600-850 : Muhammad, the prophet (632) ; 'Ali: cousin, caliph and forefather of Shi'ism (661) ; 'A'isha: wife of the Prophet (678) ; 'Abd al-Malik: engineer of the caliphate (705) ; Ibn al-Muqaffa': translator and essayist (759) ; Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya: renunciant and saint (801) ; al-Ma'mun: caliph-patron (833) -- pt. 2. The Islamic commonwealth 860-1050 : 'Arib: courtesan of caliphs (890) ; al-Hallaj: 'the Truth' (922) ; al-Tabari: traditionalist rationalist (923) ; Abu Bakr al-Razi: free-thinking physician (925 or 935) ; Ibn Fadlan: intrepid envoy (fl. tenth century) ; Ibn Muqla: vizier, scribe, calligrapher? (940) ; Mahmud of Ghazna: conqueror and patron (1030) ; al-Biruni: cataloguer of nature and culture (c. 1050) -- pt. 3. A provisional synthesis 1050-1250 : Ibn Hazm: polemicist, polymath (1064) ; Karima al-Marwaziyya: hadith scholar (1070) ; al-Ghazali: 'Renewer' of Islam (1111) ; Abu al-Qasim Ramisht: merchant millionaire (c. 1150) ; al-Idrisi: cosmopolitan cartographer (1165) ; Saladin: anti-Crusader hero (1193) ; Ibn Rushd (Averroes): Aristotelian monotheist (1198) -- pt. 4. Disruption & integration 1250-1525 : Rumi: Sufi 'poet' (1273) ; Rashid al-Din: physician, courtier and global historian (1318) ; al-Hilli: paragon of Shi'ism ascendant (1325) ; Ibn Taymiyya: stubborn reactionary (1328) ; Timur: sheep-rustler, world-conqueror (1405) ; Ibn Khaldun: social theorist and historian (1406) ; Mehmed II: conqueror and renaissance man (1481) ; Shah Isma'il: esoteric charismatic (1524)
Control code
945028023
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780520292987
Lccn
2016944716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)945028023

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