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A Culture of Sufism
A Culture of Sufism (December 2004)
Naqshbandis in the Ottoman World, 1450-1700
Dina Le Gall - Author

Unearths the history of the Naqshbandiyya, one of the most widespread and enduring Sufi brotherhoods.

A Culture of Sufism opens a window to a new understanding of one of the most prolific and enduring of all the Sufi brotherhoods, the Naqshbandiyya, as it spread from its birthplace in central Asia to Iran, Anatolia, Arabia, and the Balkans between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. Drawing on ori...(Read More)
 
 
Body of Text
Body of Text (July 2002)
The Emergence of the Sunni Law of Ritual Purity
Marion Holmes Katz - Author

Reconstructs the formative debates concerning ritual purity in Islamic law and practice.

Ritual purity is one of the least understood aspects of Islamic law and practice, yet it enjoys a prominent place in traditional legal texts and permeates the daily life of ordinary believers. Body of Text examines the emergence and crystallization of the law of ritual purity, using early sources to reconstruct the formativ...(Read More)
 
 
White Banners
White Banners (March 2001)
Contention in 'Abbasid Syria, 750-880
Paul M. Cobb - Author

Examines the fall of the Syrian Umayyad caliphate and the rise of the 'Abbasid state, predominantly from the view of the local inhabitants of medieval Syria.

Using Arabic, non-Arabic and newly available local Syrian sources, this richly detailed study examines the central events of medieval Islamic history: the fall of the Syrian Umayyad caliphate and the rise of the 'Abbasid state. As the 'Abbasids for...(Read More)
 
 
The Breaking of a Thousand Swords
The Breaking of a Thousand Swords (December 2000)
A History of the Turkish Military of Samarra (A.H. 200-275/815-889 C.E.)
Matthew S. Gordon - Author

A portrait of the Samarran Turk community while in the employ of the 'Abbasid caliphate during the ninth century.

The Breaking of a Thousand Swords provides a portrait of the Samarran Turks as members of a community with a specific and complex history in the early medieval Islamic world. It considers: the encounter of the Turks as rough, non-Muslim outsiders, with the sedentary, urbane world of Baghdad; the closel...(Read More)
 
 
A Learned Society in a Period of Transition
A Learned Society in a Period of Transition (August 2000)
The Sunni 'Ulama' of Eleventh-Century Baghdad
Daphna Ephrat - Author

Addresses the social significance of orthodox Islam during the medieval period in Baghdad.

This book develops a new approach to the process of institutionalization and its social significance by focusing on Baghdad during the Sunni revival. Ephrat asserts that the Sunni revival was a period during which the fluid society of the "learned," the 'ulama', emerged as a more defined and exclusive group. By unveiling the world of learning bey...(Read More)
 
 
An Ottoman Century
An Ottoman Century (August 1996)
The District of Jerusalem in the 1600s
Dror Ze'evi - Author

This sweeping look at the city and the District of Jerusalem in the 17th century paints a vivid picture of life in an Ottoman province.

"This is a truly outstanding book; it is very interesting, in fact, fascinating. The author effectively weaves theory with evidence from the District of Jerusalem into a smooth, convincing, and very readable narrative. The debate over the nature of the 'Islamic city' is innovative and b...(Read More)
 
 
Protectors or Praetorians?
Protectors or Praetorians? (November 1994)
The Last Mamluk Sultans and Egypt's Waning as a Great Power
Carl F. Petry - Author

This analysis of state policy under the last two Mamluk rulers enables modern readers to observe a pivotal era in the history of Egypt and southwest Asia.

This analysis of state policy under the last two Mamluk rulers enables modern readers to observe a pivotal era in the history of Egypt and southwest Asia. Beset with external threats and internal dissent, the Mamluk Sultanate confronted profound challenges in its wani...(Read More)
 
 
The End of the Jihad State
The End of the Jihad State (June 1994)
The Reign of Hisham Ibn 'Abd al-Malik and the Collapse of the Umayyads
Khalid Yahya Blankinship - Author

Demonstrates for the first time that the cause of the Umayyad caliphate’s collapse came not just from internal conflict, but from a number of external and concurrent factors that exceeded the caliphate’s capacity to respond.
Stretching from Morocco to China, the Umayyad caliphate based its expansion and success on the doctrine of jihad--armed struggle to claim the whole earth for God's rule, a struggle that had brought much materia...(Read More)
 
 
Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo
Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo (March 1994)
Paula Sanders - Author

Provides an understanding of the complexities of political legitimacy in Islamic dynasties by examining Fatimid political culture in Egypt reconstructed from court rituals.

"This is a totally original contribution to the historical research on the Middle East and on the Islamic world. Sanders' book fills an important lacuna in Middle Eastern historiography. Unlike European historical studies, where the semiological app...(Read More)
 
 
The Intimate Life of an Ottoman Statesman, Melek Ahmed Pasha (1588-1662)
The Intimate Life of an Ottoman Statesman, Melek Ahmed Pasha (1588-1662) (July 1991)
As Portrayed in Evliya Celebi's Book of Travels (Seyahat-name)
Robert Dankoff - Translator
Rhoads Murphy - Historical intro.

Highlights the private side of this public figure—his weaknesses as well as his heroics; his religious life and domestic affairs.
Robert Dankoff has culled passages from Evliya Celebi's Book of Travels that deal directly with the life and times of Celebi's patron, Melek Ahmed Pasha, an outstanding seventeenth-century military and administrative leader.

Celebi's account is sensitive to all the currents of his...(Read More)
 
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