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Author Goitein, Shelomo Dov, 1900-1985.

Title Studies in Islamic history and institutions [electronic resource] / by S.D. Goitein ; with an introduction by Norman A. Stillman.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 391 pages).
Series Brill classics in Islam ; v. 5
Brill classics in Islam ; v. 5.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- References to prior Publication of Studies included in this Volume -- Abbreviations -- Introduction (Norman A. Stillman) -- Part one the Nature and Development of Islam -- I. The Four Faces of Islam -- II. The Intermediate Civilization/The Hellenic Heritage in Islam -- Part Two Islamic Religious and Political Institutions -- III. Prayer in Islam -- IV. Ramadan, the Muslim Month of Fasting, its Early Development and Religious Meaning -- V. The Origin and Nature of the Muslim Friday Worship -- VI. The Birth-Hour of Muslim Law -- VII. The Sanctity of Jerusalem and Palestine in Early Islam -- VIII. A Turning-Point in the History of the Muslim State -- IX. The Origin of the Vizierate and its True Character -- Appendix -- X. Attitudes towards Government in Islam and Judaism -- Part Three Islamic Social History -- XI. The Rise of the Middle-Eastern Bourgeoisie in Early Islamic Times -- XII. The Mentality of the Middle Class in Medieval Islam -- XIII. The Working People of the Mediterranean Area during the High Middle Ages -- XIV. The Documents of the Cairo Geniza as a Source for Islamic Social History -- Appendix -- XV. The Unity of the Mediterranean World in the "Middle" Middle Ages -- XVI. Medieval Tunisia the Hub of the Mediterranean -- XVII. Letters and Documents on the India Trade in Medieval Times -- XVIII. The Beginnings of the Krim Merchants and the Nature of their Organization -- XIX. The Present Day Arabic Proverb as a Testimony to the Social History of the Middle East -- Index and Glossary.
Summary Goitein's selection of studies dealing with Islamic institutions and social history offers a general introduction to Islamic civilization by one who lived all his life with Islam. His fruit of specialized research gives a rounded view of important aspects of Islamic civilization and provides the student with an opportunity to acquaint himself not only with the results of research, but also with the methods by which they were obtained. With a new foreword by Norman A. Stillman.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Islam.
Islam -- History.
Arab countries -- History.
Islamic Empire -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Stillman, Norman A., 1945-
Other Form: Print version: Goitein, S.D., 1900-1985. Studies in Islamic history and institutions. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010 9004179313 (OCoLC)429814405
ISBN 9789047441663 (electronic bk.)
9047441664 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786612950971