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Damascus After The Muslim Conquest

Author : Nancy A. Khalek
ISBN : 9780199736515
Genre : History
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Unlike other histories of the early Islamic period, which focus on the political and military aspects of the conquests, this book is about narrative history and the constitution of identity in the changing and dynamic landscape of the early Islamic world.--provided by publisher.
Category: History

The Early Muslim Conquest Of Syria

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ISBN : 9781000690583
Genre : History
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This book narrates the battles, conquests and diplomatic activities of the early Muslim fighters in Syria and Iraq vis-à-vis their Byzantine and Sasansian counterparts. It is the first English translation of one of the earliest Arabic sources on the early Muslim expansion entitled Futūḥ al-Shām (The Conquests of Syria). The translation is based on the Arabic original composed by a Muslim author, Muḥammad al-Azdī, who died in the late 8th or early 9th century C.E. A scientific introduction to al-Azdīʼs work is also included, covering the life of the author, the textual tradition of the work as well as a short summary of the textʼs train of thought. The source narrates the major historical events during the early Muslim conquests in a region that covers today’s Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Syria, Turkey and Iraq in the 7th century C.E. Among these events are the major battles against the Byzantines, such as the Battles of Ajnādayn and al-Yarmūk, the conquests of important cities, including Damascus, Jerusalem and Caesarea, and the diplomatic initiatives between the Byzantines and the early Muslims. The narrative abounds with history and Islamic theological content. As the first translation into a European language, this volume will be of interest to a wide range of readership, including (Muslim and Christian) theologians, historians, Islamicists, Byzantinists, Syrologists and (Arabic) linguists.
Category: History

Behind The Myths

Author : John Pickard
ISBN : 9781481783620
Genre : Religion
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There has never been a more important time for a study of the social, economic, and political origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the three important world religions that share a common root. This book adopts a Marxist, that is a materialist, view of human development, so it takes as its starting point the idea that gods, angels, miracles, and other supernatural phenomena do not exist in the real world and therefore cannot be taken as explanations for the origin and rise of these faiths. It looks instead at the material conditions at appropriate periods in antiquity and the social and economic forces that were at work, to outline the real foundations of these three doctrines. In doing so, it challenges the historicity of key figures like Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed. This is a unique book that draws on the research, knowledge, and expertise of hundreds of historians, archaeologists, and scholars to create a new synthesis that is both coherent and completely based on a materialist world outlook. It is a book written by an unbeliever for other unbelievers as a contribution to a discussion among atheists and secularists as to the real origins of the so-called Abramic faiths. It will be a revelatory read, even to those already firmly of an atheist or secularist persuasion, underpinning their nonreligious views, and it will provide a valuable resource for all those who might be coming to question the hold that organized religion has had on human society.
Category: Religion

Empire And Elites After The Muslim Conquest

Author : Chase F. Robinson
ISBN : 1139426915
Genre : History
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The study of early Islamic historical tradition has flourished with the emergence of an innovative scholarship no longer dependent on more traditional narratival approaches. Chase Robinson's book, first published in 2000, takes full account of the research available and interweaves history and historiography to interpret the political, social and economic transformations in the Mesopotamian region after the Islamic conquests. Using Arabic and Syriac sources to elaborate his argument, the author focuses on the Muslim and Christian élites, demonstrating that the immediate effects of the conquests were in fact modest ones. Significant social change took place only at the end of the seventh century with the imposition of Marwanid rule. Even then, the author argues, social power was diffused in the hands of local élites. This is a sophisticated study in a burgeoning field in Islamic studies.
Category: History

Global History Of Philosophy

Author : John C. Plott
ISBN : 812080550X
Genre : Philosophy
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This dissertation also highlights principles of human behaviour in the
Category: Philosophy

Remembering The Christian Past

Author : Robert Louis Wilken
ISBN : 0802808808
Genre : Religion
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Prompting readers to reacquaint themselves with forgotten aspects of Christian tradition, this collection of essays points out the importance of remembering the enduring truths of the faith.
Category: Religion

A Global History Of Architecture

Author : Mark M. Jarzombek
ISBN : 9780470902486
Genre : Architecture
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Praise for the First Edition "Because of its exceptionally wide perspective, even architectural historians who do not teach general survey courses are likely to enjoy and appreciate it." —Annali d'architettura "Not only does A Global History of Architecture own the territory (of world architecture), it pulls off this audacious task with panache, intelligence, and—for the most part—grace." —Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Revised and updated—the compelling history of the world's great architectural achievements Organized along a global timeline, A Global History of Architecture, Second Edition has been updated and revised throughout to reflect current scholarship. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an all-star team of architectural experts in their fields who emphasize the connections, contrasts, and influences of architectural movements throughout history. The architectural history of the world comes to life through a unified framework for interpreting and understanding architecture, supplemented by rich drawings from the renowned Frank Ching, as well as brilliant photographs. This new Second Edition: Delivers more coverage of non-Western areas, particularly Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, and Pre-Columbian America Is completely re-designed with full-color illustrations throughout Incorporates additional drawings by Professor Ching, including new maps with more information and color Meets the requirements set by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) for "non-Western" architecture in history education. Offers new connections to a companion Web site, including Google EarthTM coordinates for ease of finding sites. Architecture and art enthusiasts will find A Global History of Architecture, Second Edition perpetually at their fingertips.
Category: Architecture

Understanding Christian Muslim Relations

Author : Clinton Bennett
ISBN : 9780826487827
Genre : Religion
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A topical investigation into Christian-Muslim relationships, which highlights the important need for improved understanding between the two communities in order develop universal peace and justice.
Category: Religion

Islam In History

Author : Bernard Lewis
ISBN : 9780812697575
Genre : Religion
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From secular-minded autocrats like Saddam Hussein to religious fundamentalists like Osama bin Laden, powerful voices in the Islamic world have been united by a fierce hatred of the West. If we want to know why they think the way they do, we have to understand the history of Islam and its continuous interactions with the West. This masterly collection of essays by a leading expert on Islam and the Middle East ranges over the whole sweep of Islamic history and Western attempts to comprehend it.
Category: Religion

The Byzantine And Early Islamic Near East

Author : Hugh N. Kennedy
ISBN : 0754659097
Genre : History
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The essays in this volume deal with the history of the Middle East from c.550 to 1000 AD. There are three main themes: Syria in Late Antiquity and the changes and continuities with the early Islamic period; relations between Muslims and the Byzantine Emp
Category: History

A New Old Damascus

Author : Christa Salamandra
ISBN : UOM:39015059311491
Genre : Social Science
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An ethnographic exploration of consumption and social dynamics in a Middle Eastern city.
Category: Social Science

The Muslim Conquest Of Iberia

Author : Nicola Clarke
ISBN : 9781136588198
Genre : History
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Medieval Islamic society set great store by the transmission of history: to edify, argue legal points, explain present conditions, offer political and religious legitimacy, and entertain. Modern scholars, too, have had much to say about the usefulness of early Islamic history-writing, although this debate has traditionally focused overwhelmingly on the central Islamic lands. This book looks instead at local and regional history-writing in Medieval Iberia. Drawing on numerous Arabic texts – historical, geographical and biographical – composed and transmitted in al-Andalus, North Africa and the Islamic east between the ninth and fourteenth centuries, Nicola Clarke offers a nuanced and detailed analysis of narratives about the eighth-century Muslim conquest of Iberia. Comparing how individual episodes, characters, and themes are treated in different texts, and how this treatment relates to intellectual debates, literary trends, and socio-political conditions at the time of writing, she shows how competing priorities shaped myriad variations on a single story and how the scholars and patrons of a corner of the Islamic world distant from Baghdad viewed their own history. Offering a framework in which historians of Christian Iberia (and of Christian Europe more generally) can approach and make sense of culturally-significant texts from Muslim Iberia, this book will also be relevant to broader debates about the historiography of early Islam. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars of historiography, world history and Islamic studies.
Category: History

The Great Arab Conquests

Author : Hugh Kennedy
ISBN : 9780297865599
Genre : History
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A popular history of the Arab invasions that carved out an empire from Spain to China Today's Arab world was created at breathtaking speed. Whereas the Roman Empire took over 200 years to reach its fullest extent, the Arab armies overran the whole Middle East, North Africa and Spain within a generation. They annihilated the thousand-year-old Persian Empire and reduced the Byzantine Empire to little more than a city-state based around Constantinople. Within a hundred years of the Prophet's death, Muslim armies destroyed the Visigoth kingdom of Spain, and crossed the Pyrenees to occupy southern France. This is the first popular English language account of this astonishing remaking of the political and religious map of the world. Hugh Kennedy's sweeping narrative reveals how the Arab armies conquered almost everything in their path. One of the few academic historians with a genuine talent for story telling, he offers a compelling mix of larger-than-life characters, battles, treachery and the clash of civilizations.
Category: History

God Us And The Universe

Author : Nicholas P. Ginex
ISBN : 9781469198965
Genre : Religion
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An Overview of God, Us and the Universe This book provides articles posted by this author on the Internet forum, www.gather.com. Included are fi fty articles that have been stimulated by the historical novel, Future of God Amen. They have been written to add further insights and supporting arguments of many assertions and conclusions presented in the novel. The gather member comments and author replies will illuminate for the reader many points of view, which may give greater scope to previous ideas about God, the soul, and what we have mentally conceived. Future of God Amen, written for people who desire to learn how mankind conceived one-universal God, serves as the backbone for the articles presented herein. It reveals facts and findings surfaced by highly respected scholars and Egyptologists. A new and gifted writer of religious findings, below are praises written for Future of God Amen . They validate the author’s writing skills to surface knowledge of a religious past that deserves to be known by the modern world. ========================================================== ► Nicholas takes facts and figures from Christian, Judaic, and Islamic religions and takes them into a new level where scholars, and professors alike will be mind blown and use this superb work of literature.... for centuries to come. - Michael G. Stone, Poet and Author ► An eye opening revelation for those unfamiliar with the origins of their religious beliefs. A masterful, easy to read correlation of well documented and presented historical information. A superb addition to anyone’s library. - Canadian Author, Richard Regener ► Better written and more cohesive than many books on religion, Future of God Amen is scholarly and fl eshed out to the point of textbook meticulousness; but it blindsides you with new discoveries and conclusions. - Andrea Borja, Journalist and Author ► His position, that Judaism, Christianity and Islam all fi nd their origins in Egypt, is not a new one, nor without controversy, however, he supports his argument with references, maps and histories, which are quite compelling. His writing style is smooth and is easy reading for an inquiring mind........This book would be a valuable addition to the library of any Church, Synagogue or Masjid. Any student of history, civilization and religion would do well to make it required reading. - Artur Zorka, C.H.T., Astronomer and Author
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