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The Rise and spread of Islam, 622-1500 / edited by Susan L. Douglass.

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  • ISBN: 0787645036 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xxxi, 477 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: Detroit, MI : Gale Group, 2001.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Subject: Civilization, Islamic.
Islamic Empire > History.
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About The Series xv
Timeline xvii
Introduction xxv
Acknowledgments xxxi
World Events
Chronology
1(65)
Geography
Chronology
66(3)
Overview
69(1)
Topics in Geography
The Geography of Muslim Lands
70(1)
The Legacy of Near Eastern Science
71(1)
Muslim Geographical Studies
72(4)
The Technology of Geography
76(2)
Topography and Climate
78(1)
Significant People
Abu Rayhan al-Biruni
79(1)
Abu Abdullah al-Idrisi
79(1)
Documentary Sources
80(2)
The Arts
Chronology
82(3)
Overview
85(1)
Topics in the Arts
Arabic Poetry
86(4)
Arabic Prose Literature
90(9)
Calligraphy
99(2)
Decorative Arts
101(4)
Domestic and Secular Architecture
105(2)
Early Religious Architecture and City Planning
107(7)
Later Masjid Architecture in the Arab World and Africa
114(4)
Later Masjid Architecture in the Turco-Iranian World and India
118(2)
Music
120(3)
Oral Poetry, Storytelling, and Folklore
123(1)
Persian Poetry
124(1)
Persian Prose Literature
125(2)
The Prohibition of Images
127(4)
Significant People
Hafiz
131(1)
Al-Hariri
131(1)
Abu Uthman al-Jahiz
132(1)
Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani
132(1)
Al-Khansa'
133(1)
Al-Mas'udi
133(1)
Al-Mutanabbi
134(1)
Sibawayh
135(1)
Al-Walid ibn Abd al-Malik
135(1)
Documentary Sources
136(2)
Communication, Transportation, and Exploration
Chronology
138(1)
Overview
139(2)
Topics in Communication, Transportation, and Exploration
Communication
141(5)
Land Transportation
146(5)
Sea and River Transport
151(4)
Scientific Exploration
155(3)
Significant People
Ibn Battuta
158(1)
Ibn Fadlan
158(1)
Ibn Jubayr
159(1)
Abu Dulaf al-Khazraji
159(1)
Shams al-Din Abu `Abd Allah Muhammad al-Muqaddasi
159(1)
Documentary Sources
160(2)
Social Class System and the Economy
Chronology
162(4)
Overview
166(2)
Topics in Social Class System and the Economy
Agriculture and Pastoralism
168(3)
Artisans, Manufacturing, and Commerce
171(5)
The Class System and Social Change
176(6)
Converts and Social Integration
182(2)
The Decentralization of Society
184(6)
Significant People
Al-Zahir Baybars
190(1)
Abu al-Fadl Ja`far ibn `Ali al-Dimashqi
191(1)
Harun al-Rashid
191(1)
Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi
192(1)
`Umar ibn `Abd al-'Aziz
192(1)
'Umar ibn al-Khattab
193(1)
Documentary Sources
194(2)
Politics, Law, and the Military
Chronology
196(5)
Overview
201(2)
Topics in Politics, Law, and the Military
The Authority of the Khilafah
203(3)
The Judicial System
206(3)
Jurisprudence and Law
209(2)
Laws on Commerce
211(1)
Laws on Crime
212(1)
Laws on Family Life
213(2)
Laws on Foreign Relations and War
215(2)
Legal Developments
217(4)
Military Developments
221(7)
Mongol Invasions
228(2)
The Spread of Islam
230(2)
Sultanates
232(1)
Significant People
Abu Hanifah
233(1)
`Ali ibn Abi Talib
234(1)
Ahmad Ibn Hanbal
235(1)
`Abd al-Rahman Ibn Khaldun
235(1)
Ja'far al-Sadiq
236(1)
Malik ibn Anas
237(1)
Nizam al-Mulk
238(1)
Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i
238(1)
Shajarat al-Durr
239(1)
Documentary Sources
240(2)
Leisure, Recreation, and Daily Life
Chronology
242(3)
Overview
245(2)
Topics in Leisure, Recreation, and Daily Life
Adapting to Climates and Landscapes
247(1)
Characteristics of Islamic Daily Life
248(2)
Clothing and Textiles
250(11)
Dwelling Spaces
261(7)
Food
268(8)
Games and Leisure Activities
276(4)
Holidays and Religious Observances
280(8)
Significant People
Abu Hurayrah
288(1)
Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhari
288(1)
Ahmad Badi al-Zaman al-Hamadhani
289(1)
Ibn Khallikan
289(1)
Anas Ibn Malik
290(1)
Juha
290(1)
Nasr al-Din Khoja
290(1)
Muslim Abu al-Husayn Muslim
291(1)
Documentary Sources
291(3)
The Family and Social Trends
Chronology
294(2)
Overview
296(1)
Topics in the Family and Social Trends
Child-Rearing Methods
297(5)
Education
302(5)
Marriage
307(5)
Sexuality
312(3)
Social Roles and Responsibilities
315(4)
Significant People
`A'isha bint Abi Bakr
319(1)
Ahmad ibn `Abd al-Rahim
319(1)
`Aish'a bint Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Hadi
320(1)
Documentary Sources
321(3)
Religion and Philosophy
Chronology
324(8)
Overview
332(3)
Topics in Religion and Philosophy
Din and Theology in Qur'an and Sunnah
335(8)
Free Will and the Rise of Islamic Sectarianism
343(11)
Origins and Development of Systematic Theology
354(12)
The Rise of Falsafah: The Philosophical Tradition
366(15)
The Sunni Critique of Kalam and Falsafah
381(12)
Significant People
Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Tusi al-Ghazali
393(1)
Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-`Arabi
393(1)
Muhammad
394(1)
Rabi'ah al-Adawiyyah
395(1)
Jalal al-Din Rumi
396(1)
Documentary Sources
397(3)
Science, Technology, and Health
Chronology
400(3)
Overview
403(2)
Topics in Science, Technology, and Health
The`Alim and Muslim Science
405(2)
Astronomy
407(2)
Botany
409(2)
Cartography and Navigation
411(2)
Chemistry
413(2)
Mathematics
415(3)
Mechanics
418(1)
Medicine and Health
419(5)
Military Advances
424(2)
Mineralogy and Geology
426(1)
The Muslim Agricultural Revolution
426(2)
Optics and Ophthalmology
428(1)
Technology
429(3)
Zoology
432(2)
Significant People
Jabir ibn Hayyan
434(1)
Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi
435(1)
Nasir al-Din al Tusi
435(1)
Documentary Sources
436(3)
Glossary 439(8)
General Reference 447(10)
Contributors 457(2)
Index of Photographs 459(8)
Index 467


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