The Rise of Islam (Paperback)
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The Rise of Islam (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 15/09/2008
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"What sets this text apart from many others is its focus on the socioeconomic, political, and cultural milieu in which a new religious movement was born and has thrived; its discussion of the origins of Islamic law, spirituality and theology, mysticism, philosophy, and culture; and an appendix of individual page-length biographies of important figures. Also included is a helpful glossary of terms, a 'photo essay,' selections from primary sources, and an annotated bibliography. . . . Gordon's discussion of the sociocultural origins and authority of the Qur'an is very good. He also highlights an area of Islamic studies often ignored in general introduction, the role of urbanization in the development of Islamic civilization worldwide. . . . [T]his is a very useful and informative general introduction." -- The Historian

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
ISBN: 9780872209312
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 11 mm


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What sets this text apart from many others is its focus on the socioeconomic, political, and cultural milieu in which a new religious movement was born and has thrived; its discussion of the origins of Islamic law, spirituality and theology, mysticism, philosophy, and culture; and an appendix of individual page-length biographies of important figures. Also included is a helpful glossary of terms, a 'photo essay,' selections from primary sources, and an annotated bibliography. . . . Gordon's discussion of the sociocultural origins and authority of the Qur'an is very good. He also highlights an area of Islamic studies often ignored in general introduction, the role of urbanization in the development of Islamic civilization worldwide. . . . [T]his is a very useful and informative general introduction. -- The Historian
The Rise of Islam is a concise, edifying and entertaining monograph. . . . [I] would recommend The Rise of Islam both to those who have a casual interest in the development of Islam and also to students who have begun studying Islamic history and want to read a work that presents the history in a flowing, colourful fashion. -- Studies in Religion
The text is impressive; it covers a wide range of topics with just the right amount of depth, detail, and contextualization for introductory courses. --Jamie Schillinger, St. Olaf College

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