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5. Competing Approaches

5. Competing Approaches  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Why are Islam, and Islamic history particularly, exempt from established rules of historical enquiry? How do the views of Muslim and non-Muslim historians compare? ‘Competing approaches’ ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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The Conclusion attempts to answer the main question posed by this VSI: why, despite sharing common roots in the Semitic monotheism of the Near East, do the West and Muslim societies seem to ... More
Conclusions

Conclusions  

Nile Green

in Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2021
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“Conclusions” focuses on the past and future of global Islam, beginning with the move away from Sufi leadership and ending with today’s diverse and fragmentary representations of Islam. The ... More
3. Defending Islam from the secular world order

3. Defending Islam from the secular world order  

Nile Green

in Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction

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Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, new hubs emerged in Egypt, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. “Defending Islam from the Secular World Order” compares the different approaches of ... More
4. From Islamic revolutions to the Internet

4. From Islamic revolutions to the Internet  

Nile Green

in Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction

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“From Islamic Revolutions to the Internet” traces the development of global Islam from the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the war in Afghanistan to today, via the post-Soviet opening of ... More
3. Institutions

3. Institutions  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Institutions’ examines three institutions — the mosque, jihad, and the caliphate ℄ that have been common to all Muslim societies, while being different in practice in the various regions ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Nile Green

in Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction

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What is global Islam, and where did it come from? The Introduction defines “global Islam” as the doctrines and practices promoted by transnational religious activists, organizations, and ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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There are three questions in the story of Islamic history. What happened? How do we know this? Why does it matter? The Introduction takes a brief look at the geography of Islam now and in ... More
2. Islam in the age of empire, steam, and print

2. Islam in the age of empire, steam, and print  

Nile Green

in Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction

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Where did global Islam come from? “Islam in the Age of Empire, Steam, and Print” looks at the period between 1870 and 1920, when the infrastructure of empire combined with technology to ... More
2. Peoples and Cultures

2. Peoples and Cultures  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Peoples and cultures’ considers how the Arabs, Persians, and Turks created Islamic history. The Arabs and their culture have been central to all Muslims in a number of ways. The spread of ... More
7. Political Significance

7. Political Significance  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Political significance’ deals with Islamic history's influence on politics. Islamic history has been used as a sharp propaganda tool, through which military and popular support for their ... More
6. Religious Significance

6. Religious Significance  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Religious significance’ considers the contrasting views of Islamists and Modernists. How they clash on how to read early Islamic history — literally (Islamists), or each episode within its ... More
4. The Sources

4. The Sources  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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How do we know what we know about Islamic history? ‘The sources’ attempts to answer this question. The documents of Cairo Geniza, which record daily life amongst ordinary people and provide ... More
1. The Story

1. The Story  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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‘The story’ provides an overview of the rise of Islam from the seventh to twenty first century. It begins in Arabia with Muhammad's emigration from Mecca to Medina in 622 and the creation ... More
1. What is “global Islam”?

1. What is “global Islam”?  

Nile Green

in Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction

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“What is global Islam?” is a question of definition that, like global Islam itself, can be answered by first looking at what it is not. How does global Islam differ from world Islam? Global ... More

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