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2. Peoples and Cultures

2. Peoples and Cultures  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777264
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10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0002
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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
Introduction

Introduction  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777264
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10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0008
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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
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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9780191777264
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10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0009
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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
5. Patriotism and multinationalism

5. Patriotism and multinationalism  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0006
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‘Patriotism and multinationalism’ analyses Soviet efforts to combine one strong state with a multiplicity of ethnic and linguistic groups. Ethnicity was a matter of personal identity, as ... More
2. The Islamic garden

2. The Islamic garden  

Gordon Campbell

in Garden History: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191783302
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689873.003.0002
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The origins of the Islamic garden are a subject of considerable debate, focusing on the relative importance of two earlier traditions: ancient Rome and ancient Persia. Some argue that the ... More
1. Islam, Muslims, and Islamism

1. Islam, Muslims, and Islamism  

Malise Ruthven

in Islam: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778261
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10.1093/actrade/9780199642878.003.0001
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Islam is the religion of about one-fifth of humanity. The terrorist attacks in September 2001 raised the profile of Islam throughout the world as a subject of analysis and discussion. ... More
Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction  

Hugh Bowden

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.001.0001
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Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction demonstrates the profound influence the legends of Alexander's life have had on our historical understanding of him by focusing ... More
3. Divine unicity

3. Divine unicity  

Malise Ruthven

in Islam: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2012
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9780191778261
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10.1093/actrade/9780199642878.003.0003
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There is one word that describes the main impulse of Islam: tawhid meaning making one, or, unicity. This word can be rephrased as to mean: there is no god but God. There is a paradox here, ... More
Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction  

Adam J. Silverstein

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.001.0001
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9780199545728
Why does Islamic history matter? Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by introducing the story of Islamic history, the controversies surrounding its study, and ... More
1. The ancient and medieval garden

1. The ancient and medieval garden  

Gordon Campbell

in Garden History: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191783302
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689873.003.0001
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9780199689873
‘The ancient and medieval garden’ considers the earliest documented gardens from around the world. It begins with the gardens of the Near East and eastern Mediterranean, such as the gardens ... More
Islam: A Very Short Introduction

Islam: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Malise Ruthven

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778261
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10.1093/actrade/9780199642878.001.0001
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9780199642878
Islam: A Very Short Introduction examines why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, and the central importance of ... More
6. The two jihads

6. The two jihads  

Malise Ruthven

in Islam: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2012
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9780191778261
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10.1093/actrade/9780199642878.003.0006
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9780199642878
The word jihad has entered contemporary discourse recently. Why? Literally, the word means ‘exertion’ or ‘struggle’. The common translation as Ȉholy war’ is inaccurate. It is a collective ... More

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