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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought

Roy Jackson

Verlag: Princeton University Press, 2012
ISBN 10: 0691134847 / ISBN 13: 9780691134840
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Titel: The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic ...

Verlag: Princeton University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2012

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Written by an international team of specialists, the entries make use of the latest research and provide useful recommendations for further reading and research through bibliographies, cross-references and an index. This first Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought constitutes a resourceful guide for students, researches, journalists, diplomats and anyone looking for information on the complex subject of Islam and politics."-- Lisa Kaaki, Arab News. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0691134847

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The first encyclopedia of Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to today, this comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible reference provides the context needed for understanding contemporary politics in the Islamic world and beyond. With more than 400 alphabetically arranged entries written by an international team of specialists, the volume focuses on the origins and evolution of Islamic political ideas and related subjects, covering central terms, concepts, personalities, movements, places, and schools of thought across Islamic history. Fifteen major entries provide a synthetic treatment of key topics, such as Muhammad, jihad, authority, gender, culture, minorities, fundamentalism, and pluralism. Incorporating the latest scholarship, this is an indispensable resource for students, researchers, journalists, and anyone else seeking an informed perspective on the complex intersection of Islam and politics.

  • Includes more than 400 concise, alphabetically arranged entries
  • Features 15 in-depth entries on key topics
  • Covers topics such as:

    • Central themes and sources of Islamic political thought: caliph, modernity, knowledge, shari'a, government, revival and reform
    • Modern concepts, institutions, movements, and parties: civil society, Islamization, secularism, veil, Muslim Brotherhood
    • Islamic law and traditional Islamic societies: justice, taxation, fatwa, dissent, governance, piety and asceticism, trade and commerce
    • Sects, schools, regions, and dynasties: Mu'tazilis, Shi'ism, Quraysh, Mecca and Medina, Baghdad, Indonesia, Nigeria, Central Asia, Ottomans
    • Thinkers, personalities, and statesmen: Mawardi, Shafi'I, Saladin, Tamerlane, Akbar, Atatürk, Nasser, Khomeini
  • Contains seven historical and contemporary maps of Muslim empires, postcolonial nation-states, populations, and settlements
  • Guides readers to further research through bibliographies, cross-references, and an index

Über den Autor: Gerhard Bowering is professor of Islamic studies at Yale University. Patricia Crone is Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Wadad Kadi is the Avalon Foundation Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Thought (Emerita) at the University of Chicago. Devin J. Stewart is associate professor of Arabic and Islamic studies at Emory University. Muhammad Qasim Zaman is the Robert H. Niehaus '77 Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Religion at Princeton University. Mahan Mirza is vice president for academic affairs at Zaytuna College.

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