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The Resource Islamic history : a framework for inquiry, R. Stephen Humphreys

Islamic history : a framework for inquiry, R. Stephen Humphreys

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Islamic history : a framework for inquiry
Title
Islamic history
Title remainder
a framework for inquiry
Statement of responsibility
R. Stephen Humphreys
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Language
eng
Summary
Combining a bibliographic study with an inquiry into method, it opens with a survey of the principal reference tools available to historians of Islam and a systematic review of the sources they will confront. Problems of method are then examined in a series of chapters, each exploring a broad topic in the social and political history of the Middle East and North Africa between A.D. 600 and 1500. The topics selected represent a cross-section of Islamic historical studies, and range from the struggles for power within the early Islamic community to the life of the peasantry. Each chapter pursues four questions. What concrete research problems are likely to be most challenging and productive? What resources do we possess for dealing with these problems? What strategies can we devise to exploit our resources most effectively? What is the current state of the scholarly literature for the topic under study? -- Publishers description
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Humphreys, R. Stephen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
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Islamic history : a framework for inquiry, R. Stephen Humphreys
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-394) and index
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volume
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Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Part One. Sources and research tools : Introduction -- Chapter one. Reference books -- Chapter two. The sources : An analytical survey -- Part Two. Problems in Islamic history : Chapter three. Early historical tradition and the first Islamic polity : A. The character of early Islamic historiography -- B. Two cases from the early history of Islam -- Chapter four. Modern historians and the Abbasid Revolution : The art of interpretation : A. Developing an analytic framework -- B. An outline of the sources -- C. Analyses and interpretations -- Chapter five. Bayhaqī and Ibn Taghrībirdī : The art of narrative in Islamic historical writing during the middle periods : A. The character of Islamic historical writing in the middle periods -- B. Two perspectives on royal autocracy : Bayhaqī and Ibn Taghrībirdī -- Chapter six. Ideology and propaganda : Religion and state in the early Seljukid period -- Chapter seven. The fiscal administration of the Mamluk empire -- Chapter eight. A cultural elite : The role and status of the 'Ulamā' in Islamic society -- Chapter nine. Islamic law and Islamic society -- Chapter ten. Urban topography and urban society : Damascus under the Ayyubids and Mamluks : A. General perspectives on urban history in Islam -- B. A case study : Damascus in the later Middle Ages -- Chapter eleven. Non-Muslim participants in Islamic society : A. The role and status of the Dhimmī -- B. Autonomy and dependence in the Jewish communities of the Cairo geniza -- C. The problem of conversion -- Chapter twelve. The voiceless classes of Islamic society : The peasantry and rural life : A. The physical setting -- B. Technology and the human impact -- C. Agriculture and the social order
Control code
22625225
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xiv, 401 pages
Isbn
9780691031453
Lccn
90021268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1391644
Label
Islamic history : a framework for inquiry, R. Stephen Humphreys
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Part One. Sources and research tools : Introduction -- Chapter one. Reference books -- Chapter two. The sources : An analytical survey -- Part Two. Problems in Islamic history : Chapter three. Early historical tradition and the first Islamic polity : A. The character of early Islamic historiography -- B. Two cases from the early history of Islam -- Chapter four. Modern historians and the Abbasid Revolution : The art of interpretation : A. Developing an analytic framework -- B. An outline of the sources -- C. Analyses and interpretations -- Chapter five. Bayhaqī and Ibn Taghrībirdī : The art of narrative in Islamic historical writing during the middle periods : A. The character of Islamic historical writing in the middle periods -- B. Two perspectives on royal autocracy : Bayhaqī and Ibn Taghrībirdī -- Chapter six. Ideology and propaganda : Religion and state in the early Seljukid period -- Chapter seven. The fiscal administration of the Mamluk empire -- Chapter eight. A cultural elite : The role and status of the 'Ulamā' in Islamic society -- Chapter nine. Islamic law and Islamic society -- Chapter ten. Urban topography and urban society : Damascus under the Ayyubids and Mamluks : A. General perspectives on urban history in Islam -- B. A case study : Damascus in the later Middle Ages -- Chapter eleven. Non-Muslim participants in Islamic society : A. The role and status of the Dhimmī -- B. Autonomy and dependence in the Jewish communities of the Cairo geniza -- C. The problem of conversion -- Chapter twelve. The voiceless classes of Islamic society : The peasantry and rural life : A. The physical setting -- B. Technology and the human impact -- C. Agriculture and the social order
Control code
22625225
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xiv, 401 pages
Isbn
9780691031453
Lccn
90021268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1391644

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