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A new introduction to Islam / Daniel W. Brown.

By: Brown, Daniel W.,, 1963- author.
Call number: BP161.3 B76 2017 Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford, UK : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Edition: Third edition.Description: xviii, 411 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781118953464 (pbk.) ; 1118953460 (pbk.)Subject(s): Islam | Islam -- Essence, genius, natureDDC classification: 297
Contents:
Part I. The formation of the Islamic tradition. Islam in global perspective -- Arabia -- The pre-Islamic Near East -- The life of Muhammad -- The Qur'an -- The tradition literature -- Part II. The expansion of Islam. The conquests -- Religion of empire -- The Caliphate -- Part III. Islamic institutions. Islamic law -- Islamic theology and philosophy -- Sufism -- Part IV. Crisis and renewal in Islamic history. Turks, Crusaders, and Mongols -- Revival and reform -- Islam and the West -- The turbulent twentieth century -- Salafism -- Islam in the twenty-first century.
Summary: "Covering the origins, key features, and legacy of the Islamic tradition, the third edition of A New Introduction to Islam includes new material on Islam in the 21st century and discussions of the impact of historical ideas, literature, and movements on contemporary trends. Includes updated and rewritten chapters on the Qur'an and hadith literature that covers important new academic research ; Compares the practice of Islam in different Islamic countries, as well as acknowledging the differences within Islam as practiced in Europe ; Features study questions for each chapter and more illustrative material, charts, and excerpts from primary sources"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-389) and index.

Part I. The formation of the Islamic tradition. Islam in global perspective -- Arabia -- The pre-Islamic Near East -- The life of Muhammad -- The Qur'an -- The tradition literature -- Part II. The expansion of Islam. The conquests -- Religion of empire -- The Caliphate -- Part III. Islamic institutions. Islamic law -- Islamic theology and philosophy -- Sufism -- Part IV. Crisis and renewal in Islamic history. Turks, Crusaders, and Mongols -- Revival and reform -- Islam and the West -- The turbulent twentieth century -- Salafism -- Islam in the twenty-first century.

"Covering the origins, key features, and legacy of the Islamic tradition, the third edition of A New Introduction to Islam includes new material on Islam in the 21st century and discussions of the impact of historical ideas, literature, and movements on contemporary trends. Includes updated and rewritten chapters on the Qur'an and hadith literature that covers important new academic research ; Compares the practice of Islam in different Islamic countries, as well as acknowledging the differences within Islam as practiced in Europe ; Features study questions for each chapter and more illustrative material, charts, and excerpts from primary sources"--Provided by publisher.

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