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4. The Sources

4. The Sources  

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/9780199545728.003.0004
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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
7. Political Significance

7. Political Significance  

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/9780199545728.003.0007
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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
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
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9780191777264
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10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.001.0001
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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
4. IslamReligion, politics, and the state (600–1258)

4. Islam: Religion, politics, and the state (600–1258)  

Charles L. Cohen

in The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780190654375
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10.1093/actrade/9780190654344.003.0004
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“Islam” looks at the origins of this religion. Islam arose in an area contested by empires and populated by diverse religious groups. Muhammad’s revelations, recorded in the Quran, drew ... More
The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction

The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction  

Martin Bunton

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Aug 2013
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9780191778179
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603930.001.0001
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The Palestinian–Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction explains the history of this conflict, reducing it to its very essence — a modern territorial contest between two ... More
6. The rise and fall of the peace process 1987–2007

6. The rise and fall of the peace process 1987–2007  

Martin Bunton

in The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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9780191778179
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603930.003.0006
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In 1987, the conflict returned to the spotlight after the failure of diplomatic efforts following the 1982 Lebanon war. This was when the Palestinian intifada (‘shaking off’), a powerful ... More
3. Institutions

3. Institutions  

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/9780199545728.003.0003
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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
2. British Palestine 1917–37

2. British Palestine 1917–37  

Martin Bunton

in The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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9780191778179
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603930.003.0002
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The First World War is often described as the most transformative event in modern Middle Eastern history as British occupation of Arab territories ended four centuries of Ottoman rule. ... More

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