Labour in the Medieval Islamic World

Author: Maya Shatzmiller
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004098961
Category: History
Page: 450
View: 2435
This comprehensive history analyses the role of labour in the medieval Islamic economy, studies women's and minority labour structures and explores doctrinal and religious approaches to labour. It includes an extensive dictionary of trade and occupational terms.

Writing and Representation in Medieval Islam

Muslim Horizons
Author: Julia Bray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134171536
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 4960
With contributions from specialists in different areas of classical Islamic thought, this accessible volume explores the ways in which medieval Muslims saw, interpreted and represented the world around them in their writings. Focusing mainly on the eighth to tenth centuries AD, known as the ‘formative period of Islamic thought’, the book examines historiography, literary prose and Arabic prose genres which do not fall neatly into either category. Filling a gap in the literature by providing detailed discussions of both primary texts and recent scholarship, Writing and Representation in Medieval Islam will be welcomed by students and scholars of classical Arabic literature, Islamic history and medieval history.

The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

Author: Judith M. Bennett,Ruth Mazo Karras
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191667307
Category: History
Page: 642
View: 3449
The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe provides a comprehensive overview of the gender rules encountered in Europe in the period between approximately 500 and 1500 C.E. The essays collected in this volume speak to interpretative challenges common to all fields of women's and gender history - that is, how best to uncover the experiences of ordinary people from archives formed mainly by and about elite males, and how to combine social histories of lived experiences with cultural histories of gendered discourses and identities. The collection focuses on Western Europe in the Middle Ages but offers some consideration of medieval Islam and Byzantium. The Handbook is structured into seven sections: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim thought; law in theory and practice; domestic life and material culture; labour, land, and economy; bodies and sexualities; gender and holiness; and the interplay of continuity and change throughout the medieval period. It contains material from some of the foremost scholars in this field, and it not only serves as the major reference text in medieval and gender studies, but also provides an agenda for future new research.

Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World

Author: Kristina Richardson
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748664912
Category: History
Page: 168
View: 4487
A revealing portrait of Medieval Arab notions of physical difference, this book uses close analysis of primary sources to bring to light cultural views and lived experiences of disability and difference.

Muhammad's Grave

Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society
Author: Leor Halevi
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231511930
Category: Religion
Page: 416
View: 4294
In his probing study of the role of death rites in the making of Islamic society, Leor Halevi imaginatively plays prescriptive texts against material culture and advances new ways of interpreting highly contested sources. His original research reveals that religious scholars of the early Islamic period produced codes of funerary law not only to define the handling of a Muslim corpse but also to transform everyday urban practices. Relying on oral traditions, these scholars established new social patterns in the cities of Arabia, Mesopotamia, and the eastern Mediterranean. They distinguished Islamic rites from Christian, Jewish, and Zoroastrian rites and changed the way men and women interacted publicly and privately. In each chapter Halevi explores a different layer of human interaction, following the movement of the corpse from the deathbed to the grave. In the process he analyzes the real and imaginary relationships between husbands and wives, prayer leaders and mourners, and even dreamers and the dead. He describes how Muslims wailed for the deceased, prepared corpses for burial, marched in funerary processions, and prayed for the dead, highlighting the specific economic and political factors involved in these rituals as well as key religious and sexual divisions. Offering a unique perspective on the making of Islamic social and religious ideals during this early period, Halevi forges a fascinating link between the development of funerary rites and the efforts of an emerging religion to carve out its own, distinct identity. Muhammad's Grave is a groundbreaking history of the rise of Islam and the roots of contemporary Muslim attitudes toward the body and society.

The Rise of Western Power

A Comparative History of Western Civilization
Author: Jonathan Daly
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441144757
Category: History
Page: 464
View: 9289
The West's history is one of extraordinary success; no other region, empire, culture, or civilization has left so powerful a mark upon the world. The Rise of Western Power charts the West's achievements-representative government, the free enterprise system, modern science, and the rule of law-as well as its misdeeds-two frighteningly destructive World Wars, the Holocaust, imperialistic domination, and the Atlantic slave trade. Adopting a global perspective, Jonathan Daly explores the contributions of other cultures and civilizations to the West's emergence. Historical, geographical, and cultural factors all unfold in the narrative. Adopting a thematic structure, the book traces the rise of Western power through a series of revolutions-social, political, technological, military, commercial, and industrial, among others. The result is a clear and engaging introduction to the history of Western civilization.


A Threat to Civilization
Author: F William Russell,William F. Russell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1622873351
Category: Political Science
Page: 127
View: 9412
We must ask ourselves, can we allow a group of fundamentalist Muslims following the culture of Islam to freely attack our country, our Democratic institutions, our freedom of speech, our freedom of religion, our very civilization and get away with it? This is a very controversial subject. Our president tells us, Islam is a religion of peace. Yet, we see many examples of the violence of Islam throughout the world and a long history of well documented Islamic violence for over 1400 years. What is the truth? Our country has always welcomed immigrants from all walks of life and from every religion. We protect religions in this country. But is Islam truly only a religion? Should Islam have "religion status"? That subject will be discussed in this book. Some exclaiming, "fear of the threat of Islam," are accused of Islamophobia, but when you examine the historical facts, like the 9/11 attack in New York City by Muslims that destroyed the World Trade Center and killed nearly 3,000 Americans, what is actually happening? Daily, in Great Britain and numerous countries in Europe, fear becomes a reality, not a phobia. In the early 1930s, we were told by many soothsayers that the Nazis were not a threat. But some leaders, like Winston Churchill, knew the truth and eventually the world woke up to his call and was energized to action to stop the evil Nazi empire which nearly took over the world. It required a disastrous World War to do it. We do not want to repeat that error and wait until it is too late to stop this insidious invasion of Islam. What is the truth? What should be our position regarding Islam? Should we expose our culture to one which says it wants to dominate us and bring to us a set of laws known as Sharia, which will make a mockery of our freedoms and subjugate women to second class status? This book details the many barbaric concepts of the philosophy of Islam and examines actions we must consider in defense of the cherished and hard-earned freedoms which are our right under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in our democratic world. The author was born in New York City in November 1925 the eldest of three children of Dr. and Mrs. Frank H Russell. He graduated in 1950 from the University of Colorado with a Pre-Medical Major but spent much of his life in international business as a corporate executive and CEO. He has been an entrepreneur for the past 40 years. William is currently concentrating on writing. keywords: Islam, Threat to Civilization, Islam History, Islam Objectives, Violence, Sharia Law, Freedom, Invasion, Fundamentalist, Muslims

Das arabische Papier

Author: Joseph Karabacek
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783741144158
Page: 100
View: 9067
Das arabische Papier ist ein unveranderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1887. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernahrung, Medizin und weiteren Genres.Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur.Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitaten erhaltlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bucher neu und tragt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch fur die Zukunft bei."

Bibliography of Islamic Philosophy

Alphabetical list of publications
Author: Hans Daiber
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004096486
Category: Philosophy
Page: 974
View: 2411


The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims
Author: Stephen Sheehi
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 9780932863997
Category: Political Science
Page: 284
View: 4794
"Sheehi's analysis of Islamophobia as an ideological formation brings a much needed dose of fresh air and analytical clarity ... A worthy update of Said's seminal discussion of Orientalism and one that leaves few players in the contemporary foreign policy establishment, in particular so-called liberals, unscathed." Mark Levine, Author of why they Don't Hate us and Heavy Metal Islam.

Die islamische Welt bis 1500

Author: Tilman Nagel
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
ISBN: 9783486530117
Category: Islamic countries
Page: 312
View: 5025
Die islamische Welt stellt fur Europa eine zweifache Herausforderung dar: Sie ist seit dem Mittelalter ein machtiger Gegner und Rivale, und sie verlangt von dem nach Erkenntnis der Geschichte strebenden Europaer, den eigenen Horizont zu uberschreiten. Ihre Entstehung und der Verlauf ihrer Geschichte von den Anfangen bis etwa 1500 stehen im Mittelpunkt des Buches. Die Vielschichtigkeit und auch Zersplitterung der islamischen Welt wird uber den Zeitraum von 800 Jahren nachgezeichnet. Umfangreiche Literaturhinweise, auch auf orientalische Geschichtsquellen, machen dieses Buch zu einem nutzlichen Handwerkszeug fur jeden, der sich mit dem Islam beschaftigt."

Marriage, Money and Divorce in Medieval Islamic Society

Author: Yossef Rapoport
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139444811
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 2876
High rates of divorce, often taken to be a modern and western phenomenon, were also typical of medieval Islamic societies. By pitting these high rates of divorce against the Islamic ideal of marriage,Yossef Rapoport radically challenges usual assumptions about the legal inferiority of Muslim women and their economic dependence on men. He argues that marriages in late medieval Cairo, Damascus and Jerusalem had little in common with the patriarchal models advocated by jurists and moralists. The transmission of dowries, women's access to waged labour, and the strict separation of property between spouses made divorce easy and normative, initiated by wives as often as by their husbands. This carefully researched work of social history is interwoven with intimate accounts of individual medieval lives, making for a truly compelling read. It will be of interest to scholars of all disciplines concerned with the history of women and gender in Islam.

The Berbers and the Islamic State

Author: Maya Shatzmiller
Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers
ISBN: 9781558762244
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
View: 8045
Discusses the Berbers' search for their place in Islamic history since their 8th century conquest.

The Division of Labour in Economics

A History
Author: Guang-Zhen Sun
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136344381
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 9706
This book provides, for the first time, a systematic and comprehensive narrative of the history of one central idea in economics, namely the division of labour, over the past two and a half millennia, with special focus on that having occurred in the most recent two and a half centuries. Quite contrary to the widely held belief, the idea has a fascinating biography, much richer than that exemplified by the pin-making story that was popularized by Adam Smith’s classical work published in 1776.

Europa und der Islam

Geschichte eines Mißverständnisses
Author: Franco Cardini
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406510960
Category: Civilization, Medieval
Page: 308
View: 9490

Islam und Kapitalismus

Author: Maxime Rodinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518281840
Page: 365
View: 8715

Europe's economic relations with the Islamic world, 13th-18th

Author: Istituto internazionale di storia economica F. Datini. Settimana di studio
Publisher: N.A
Category: Europe
Page: 1080
View: 4523

Technology and society in the medieval centuries

Byzantium, Islam, and the West, 500-1300
Author: Pamela O. Long
Publisher: Amer Historical Assn
Category: History
Page: 144
View: 2569

History in the Comic Mode

Medieval Communities and the Matter of Person
Author: Rachel Fulton Brown,Bruce W. Holsinger
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231508476
Category: History
Page: 408
View: 9792
In this groundbreaking collection, twenty-one prominent medievalists discuss continuity and change in ideas of personhood and community and argue for the viability of the comic mode in the study and recovery of history. These scholars approach their sources not from a particular ideological viewpoint but with an understanding that all topics, questions, and explanations are viable. They draw on a variety of sources in Latin, Arabic, French, German, Middle English, and more, and employ a range of theories and methodologies, always keeping in mind that environments are inseparable from the making of the people who inhabit them and that these people are in part constituted by and understood in terms of their communities. Essays feature close readings of both familiar and lesser known materials, offering provocative interpretations of John of Rupescissa's alchemy; the relationship between the living and the saintly dead in Bernard of Clairvaux's sermons; the nomenclature of heresy in the early eleventh century; the apocalyptic visions of Robert of Uzès; Machiavelli's De principatibus; the role of "demotic religiosity" in economic development; and the visions of Elizabeth of Schönau. Contributors write as historians of religion, art, literature, culture, and society, approaching their subjects through the particular and the singular rather than through the thematic and the theoretical. Playing with the wild possibilities of the historical fragments at their disposal, the scholars in this collection advance a new and exciting approach to writing medieval history.

History and culture in the medieval Muslim world

Author: Samuel Miklos Stern
Publisher: Variorum
Category: History
Page: 344
View: 4339