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State And Government In Medieval Islam

Author : Ann K. S. Lambton
ISBN : 9781136605215
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Medieval Islamic Historiography

Author : Heather N. Keaney
ISBN : 9781134081066
Genre : History
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This book is a comparative analysis of the medieval Sunni historiography of the caliphate of Uthman b. Affan and the revolt against him. By comparing treatments of Uthman in pietistic literature and universal chronicles, the work traces the gradual silencing of more critical accounts in favor of those that portray Uthman as a saintly companion of the Prophet Muhammad. Through a comparative analysis of authors between genres and time periods, this book shows how authors were able to convey their personal perspectives on important religio-political tensions that emerged through the revolt against Uthman, namely the tension between Sunnis and Shiis, religious and political authority and appeals to maintain stability and unity vs. appeals for greater justice. This last debate, which in many ways began with the revolt against Uthman, has been repeated most recently in the Arab Spring. This work therefore provides readers with helpful historical context for important contemporary debates.

Li Ao

Author : Timothy Hugh Barrett
ISBN : 0197136095
Genre : History
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Neo-Confucianism, the state sponsored orthodoxy of China's later empires, is now recognized as an important key to understanding China. This study looks at the roots of Neo-Confucianism in an age when Buddhism and Taoism had eclipsed the Confucian tradition in importance. Li Ao (c. 772-836 A.D.), though generally acknowledged as a forerunner of Neo-Confucianism, is still regarded as deeply influenced by Buddhism. The historical reasons for the creation of this image of Li Ao are examined, prior to a close investigation of the actual circumstances which shaped his Fu-hsing shu, 'Book of Returning to One's True Nature,' the essay which had the deepest influence on the development of early Neo-Confucianism. Although common assumptions about Buddhist influence on Li Ao are questioned, the true importance of the essay emerges in the typically Chinese patterns of thought which it exhibits and which gave it an impact transcending the immediate circumstances that prompted its writing. Li Ao is an important contribution for academics and students interested in East Asian history and thought and religious studies, especially Buddhist studies.

Parable And Politics In Early Islamic History

Author : Tayeb El-Hibri
ISBN : 9780231521659
Genre : History
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The story of the succession to the Prophet Muhammad and the rise of the Rashidun Caliphate (632-661) is familiar to historians from the political histories of medieval Islam, which treat it as a factual account. The story also informs the competing perspectives of Sunni and Shi'i Islam, which read into it the legitimacy of their claims. Yet while descriptive and varied, these approaches have long excluded a third reading, which views the conflict over the succession to the Prophet as a parable. From this vantage point, the motives, sayings, and actions of the protagonists reveal profound links to previous texts, not to mention a surprising irony regarding political and religious issues. In a controversial break from previous historiography, Tayeb El-Hibri privileges the literary and artistic triumphs of the medieval Islamic chronicles and maps the origins of Islamic political and religious orthodoxy. Considering the patterns and themes of these unified narratives, including the problem of measuring personal qualification according to religious merit, nobility, and skills in government, El-Hibri offers an insightful critique of both early and contemporary Islam and the concerns of legitimacy shadowing various rulers. In building an argument for reading the texts as parabolic commentary, he also highlights the Islamic reinterpretation of biblical traditions, both by Qur'anic exegesis and historical composition.

An Introduction To Islam

Author : Gerhard Endress
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025307070
Genre : History
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Religious Pluralism Nigerian State

Author : Simeon Olusegun Ilesanmi
ISBN : 0896801942
Genre : Religious pluralism
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Ethnicity And The Uighurs Of The Peoples Republic Of China

Author : Pamela Eddy
ISBN : IND:30000009469127
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The Myth Of Constitutionalism In Pakistan

Author : Zulfikar Khalid Maluka
ISBN : 0195775724
Genre : Political Science
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An evaluation of constitutional developments in Pakistan from 1947 to 1994.

The House Of The Father As Fact And Symbol

Author : J. David Schloen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110384026
Genre : History
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Muhammad Asad Leopold Weiss

Author : Muhammad Asad
ISBN : 9698948007
Genre : Muslim converts from Judaism
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