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The Historiography of Islamic Egypt
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Hugh N. Kennedy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-01-01 - Publisher: BRILL

This collection of essays discusses the rich and varied tradition of history writing in mediaeval and early modern Egypt, providing new insights into the works and the lives and outlooks of their authors.
Mamlukica
Language: de
Pages: 446
Authors: Stephan Conermann
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

Wer sich mit der gut 250 Jahre andauernden Mamlukenzeit in Ägypten und Syrien (1250-1517) zu beschäftigen beginnt, kann recht schnell zumindest ein Charakteristikum dieser Zeit benennen: die ganz ungewöhnliche Polarisierung der Gesellschaft. Eine vornehmlich arabische Bevölkerung wurde beherrscht von einer durchweg turkstämmigen Elite freigelassener Militärsklaven, die sich durch ein sich selbst auferlegtes Gebot ständig zu regenerieren versuchte. Mamluk werden konnte nur ein außerhalb des islamischen Herrschaftsbereiches als Nichtmuslim frei geborener, dann verskl ...
The New Cambridge History of Islam: Volume 4, Islamic Cultures and Societies to the End of the Eighteenth Century
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Robert Irwin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-04 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Robert Irwin's authoritative introduction to the fourth volume of The New Cambridge History of Islam offers a panoramic vision of Islamic culture from its origins to around 1800. The introductory chapter, which highlights key developments and introduces some of Islam's most famous protagonists, paves the way for an extraordinarily varied collection of essays. The themes treated include religion and law, conversion, Islam's relationship with the natural world, governance and politics, caliphs and kings, philosophy, science, medicine, language, art, architecture, literature, music and even cookery. What emerges from this rich collection, written by an international team of experts, is the diversity and dynamism of the societies which created this flourishing civilization. Volume four of The New Cambridge History of Islam serves as a thematic companion to the three preceding, politically oriented volumes, and in coverage extends across the pre-modern Islamic world.
Islamic Law in Action
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Kristen Stilt
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-12 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

A dynamic account of the practice of Islamic law, this book focuses on the actions of a particular legal official, the muhtasib, whose vast jurisdiction included all public behavior. In the cities of Cairo and neighboring Fustat during the Mamluk period (1250-1517), the men who held the position of muhtasib acted as regulators of markets and public spaces generally. They traversed their jurisdictions carrying out the duty to command right and forbid wrong, and were as much a part of the legal landscape as the better-known figures of judge and mufti. Taking directions from the rulers, the sultan foremost among them, they were also guided by legal doctrine as formulated by the jurists, combining these two sources of law in one face of authority. The daily workings of the law are illuminated by the reports of the muhtasib in the vivid Mamluk-era chronicles, which often also captured the responses of the individuals who encountered the official. The book is organized around actions taken by the muhtasib in the areas of Muslim devotional and pious practices; crimes and offenses; the management of Christians and Jews; market regulation and consumer protection; the specific markets for essential bread; currency and taxes; and public order. The case studies presented show that while legal doctrine was clearly relevant to the muhtasib's actions, the policy demands of the sultan were also quite significant, and rules from both sources of authority intersected with social, political, economic, and personal factors to create full and vibrant scenarios that reveal the practice of Islamic law.
The Rise and Fall of a Muslim Regiment
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Amir Mazor
Categories: Egypt
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

This book focuses on the Mansuriyya regiment, the mamluks of sultan al-Mansur Qalawun. It traces the lives of these mamluks during the career of their master Qalawun (ca. 1260-1290), the period they ruled the Sultanate of Egypt and Syria de jure or de facto (1290-1310), and their aftermath, during the third reign of sultan al-Nasir Muhammad b. Qalawun (1310-1341). Based on dozens of contemporary Arabic sources, the book traces the political and military events of the turbulent Mansuriyya period, as well as the basic military-political principles and socio-political practices that evolved during this period. It suggests that the Mansuriyya period marks the beginning of the demilitarization, or politicization, of the Mamluk sultanate.
Gatekeepers of the Arab Past
Language: en
Pages: 389
Authors: Yoav Di-Capua
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-09 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Yoav Di-Capua explores Egyptian historical thought, examines the careers of numerous critical historians & traces the uneasy relationship of this tradition with colonial forms of knowledge as well as with the postcolonial state.
Legal Documents as Sources for the History of Muslim Societies
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Yoav Di-Capua
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-21 - Publisher: BRILL

This volume examines the use of legal documents for the history of Muslim societies, presenting case studies from different periods and areas of the Muslim world from medieval Iran and Egypt to contemporary Yemen and Morocco, and involving multiple disciplinary approaches.
The New Cambridge History of Islam: Volume 2, The Western Islamic World, Eleventh to Eighteenth Centuries
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Maribel Fierro
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-04 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Volume 2 of The New Cambridge History of Islam is devoted to the history of the Western Islamic lands from the political fragmentation of the eleventh century to the beginnings of European colonialism towards the end of the eighteenth century. The volume embraces a vast area from al-Andalus and North Africa to Arabia and the lands of the Ottomans. In the first four sections, scholars – all leaders in their particular fields - chart the rise and fall, and explain the political and religious developments, of the various independent ruling dynasties across the region, including famously the Almohads, the Fatimids and Mamluks, and, of course, the Ottomans. The final section of the volume explores the commonalities and continuities that united these diverse and geographically disparate communities, through in-depth analyses of state formation, conversion, taxation, scholarship and the military.
Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History. Volume 5 (1350-1500)
Language: en
Pages: 792
Authors: Maribel Fierro
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-21 - Publisher: BRILL

Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History. Volume 5 (CMR 5) is a history of all the known works on Christian-Muslim relations in the period 1350-1500. It comprises introductory essays and detailed entries containing descriptions, assessments and comprehensive bibliographical details of individual works.
Knowledge and Education in Classical Islam: Religious Learning between Continuity and Change (2 vols)
Language: en
Pages: 1184
Authors: Sebastian Günther
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-13 - Publisher: BRILL

Knowledge and Education in Classical Islam: Religious Learning between Continuity and Change offers fascinating new insights into key issues of learning and human development in classical Islam, including their shared characteristics, influence, and interdependence with historical, non-Muslim educational cultures.
Ferdowsi, the Mongols and the History of Iran
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Robert Hillenbrand, A. C. S. Peacock, Firuza Abdullaeva
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-18 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

I.B.Tauris in association with the Iran Heritage Foundation Iran's rich cultural heritage has been shaped over many centuries by its rich and eventful history. This impressive book, which assembles contributions by some of the world's most eminent historians, art historians and other scholars of the Iranian world, explores the history of the country through the prism of Persian literature, art and culture. The result is a seminal work which illuminates important, yet largely neglected, aspects of Medieval and Early Modern Iran and the Middle East. Its scope, from the era of Ferdowsi, Iran's national epic poet and the author of the Shahnameh to the period of the Mongols, Timurids, Safavids, Zands and Qajars, examines the interaction between mythology, history, historiography, poetry, painting and craftwork in the long narrative of the Persianate experience. As such, Ferdowsi, the Mongols and the History of Iran is essential reading and a reference point for students and scholars of Iranian history, Persian literature and the arts of the Islamic World.
A History of Social Justice and Political Power in the Middle East
Language: en
Pages: 401
Authors: Linda T. Darling
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-02 - Publisher: Routledge

From ancient Mesopotamia into the 20th century, "the Circle of Justice" as a concept has pervaded Middle Eastern political thought and underpinned the exercise of power in the Middle East. The Circle of Justice depicts graphically how a government’s justice toward the population generates political power, military strength, prosperity, and good administration. This book traces this set of relationships from its earliest appearance in the political writings of the Sumerians through four millennia of Middle Eastern culture. It explores how people conceptualized and acted upon this powerful insight, how they portrayed it in symbol, painting, and story, and how they transmitted it from one regime to the next. Moving towards the modern day, the author shows how, although the Circle of Justice was largely dropped from political discourse, it did not disappear from people’s political culture and expectations of government. The book demonstrates the Circle’s relevance to the Iranian Revolution and the rise of Islamist movements all over the Middle East, and suggests how the concept remains relevant in an age of capitalism. A "must read" for students, policymakers, and ordinary citizens, this book will be an important contribution to the areas of political history, political theory, Middle East studies and Orientalism.