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This volume on Islamic scholarship provides new insights into the social and intellectual history of the complex learned culture in Muslim North India from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries, by analyzing popular and pietist, traditionalist and reformist movements and institutions.
Seta B. Dadoyan
This first study of its kind cuts across and brings together the political and cultural histories of the medieval Near East. The peculiar episode of the Fatimid Armenians (1074-1163) and other phenomena earlier on are given their proper background and context.
Arabic and Persian sources state that soldiers were eager to hold better iqṭā‘ in Iraq, Syria and Egypt. This thorough study on the iqṭā‘ system enables us to comprehend the evolution of state and rural society in medieval Islam.
Muhammad Qasim Zaman
A study of the religious policies of the early ‘Abbāsids. It describes the caliphs' patronage of the nascent Sunni religious elite and offers a new interpretation of the relationship of religion and politics in Islam's first centuries.
Based on records in the India Office Library the book is a detailed political and social history of the province of Balkh. It examines Bukharan-Afghan rivalry over Balkh and Britain's support of Afghan annexation as part of its 'Great Game' policy.
Nasser O. Rabbat
This study of the Citadel of Cairo reconstructs its architectural history within the urban context of Cairo and the wider framework of Ayyubid and Mamluk institutions, polity, society, and tastes and proposes new interpretations of the most significant elements in Mamluk royal architecture.
This study of diplomatic relations between Mamluk sultans (1260-90) and Christian rulers is based upon eleven Arabic treaties in English translation, providing detailed documentary evidence of a kind rare in medieval Islamic history.
Through the presentation of Muslim material in administrative literature the author has developed a broader and more coherent picture of the way in which the 'Mirrors for Princes', the manuals on market supervision and on household fitted into a broader concept of centralised administration in ...
Based on a fresh look at the contemporary Mamluk sources, this study challenges the conventional periodization of Mamluk history by dating the onset of the decline of the Mamluk state to the third reign of al-Nāsir Muḥammad. It furthermore reveals the Mamluk system as dynamic in nature, ...
This historical study of the Halvetis, the most important of the Balkan mystical Muslim brotherhoods, is a major contribution for the understanding of the political and social role played by them both in the Ottoman period and in the twentieth century. FRENCH TEXT Cette étude historique de la ...
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