An Introduction to Islam

An Introduction to Islam

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This full survey of Islamic history and culture has been reprinted in a new format. It covers all the basic characteristics of Islam including: theology, revelation, mysticism and law; social and economic aspects of medieval life; the historical development of each of the main regions of the Islamic world; the principal trends and political/cultural events from the rise of Islam to the present; the development of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish languages; and nomenclature and the Muslim calendar. A chronological table of 50 pages provides an accessible reference.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 24mm | 421.84g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • German
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • chronological table, bibliography
  • 0748605118
  • 9780748605118

Table of contents

The concept and unity of Islamic history; Islam - religion and legal system; the Islamic world - society and economy; a regional view of Islamic history; periods of Islamic history; languages, names and the calendar of Islam.show more