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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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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
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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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
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

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
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
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
eISBN: 
9780191778261
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199642878.001.0001
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book
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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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eISBN: 
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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