The Islamic World

The Islamic World


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"The Islamic World" is a collection of important and representative documents from all periods of Islamic history. From the formative years in Arabia to the confrontations with and responses to modernity, these translations indicate the continuity and development of the youngest of the world's greatest civilizations. Included are historical, theological, philosophical, and political writings, as well as poetry and narratives, from Muslim writers in the Arab lands, Turkey, Persia, and other parts of the Islamic world. The editors have provided informative introductions to each historical period and to the individual texts, making this an enlightening and intriguing first look at Islamic civilization and tradition.

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  • Paperback | 468 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 30.48mm | 612.35g
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, ILUnited States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0226561550
  • 9780226561554
  • 1,357,961

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William H. McNeill is the Robert A. Millikan Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and the College at the University of Chicago. His many books include "The Pursuit of Power, The Rise of the West, " and "Mythistory and Other Essays," all published by the University of Chicago Press. Marilyn Robinson Waldman is professor of history at Ohio State University and director of the Center for Comparative Studies in the Humanities. She is the author of "Toward a Theory of Historical Narrative: A Case Study in Perso-Islamicate Historiography."

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