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The Cambridge History of Islam : Volume 2B, Islamic Society and Civilisation - P. M. Holt

The Cambridge History of Islam

Volume 2B, Islamic Society and Civilisation

By: P. M. Holt (Editor), Ann K. S. Lambton (Editor), Bernard T. Lewis (Editor)

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Published: 20th June 1977
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First published in 1970, The Cambridge History of Islam is the most comprehensive and ambitious collaborative survey of Islamic history and civilization yet to appear in English. On publication it was welcomed as a work useful both for reference and reading, for the general reader, student and specialist alike. It has now been reprinted, with corrections, and for ease of handling the original two hardcover volumes have each been divided into two separate paperbacks.

'... undoubtedly a very valuable and very much needed contribution to the field of Islamic studies. It is a thoroughly scholarly and often erudite presentation of the entire Muslim world that will be consulted by the specialist and non-specialist for many years to come.' The Middle East Journal 'On the basis of length and scope, the History is the most comprehensive, and at the same time the most detailed study of Islam so far attempted, and ... it is likely to remain so for at least another generation.' Journal of the American Oriental Society

List of plates
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
Islamic Society and Civilization
The geographical setting
The sources of Islamic civilization
Economy, society, institutions
Law and justice
Religion and culture
Mysticism
Revival and reform in Islam
Arabic literature
Persian literature
Turkish literature
Urdu literature
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521291385
ISBN-10: 0521291380
Series: The Cambridge History of Islam : Book 2
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 580
Published: 20th June 1977
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.84