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Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World

Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World - 96 edition

Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780521669931

ISBN10: 0521669936

Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World by Francis  Ed. Robinson - ISBN 9780521669931
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 1996
International: No
Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World by Francis  Ed. Robinson - ISBN 9780521669931

ISBN13: 9780521669931

ISBN10: 0521669936

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96

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Summary

For most of the period from the eighth to the eighteenth centuries, the Muslim world was dominant in terms both of geographical spread and creativity. Today Muslims account for one fifth of the world's population. Yet there is widespread misunderstanding in the West of what Islam really is. Francis Robinson and his team set out to address this paradox. Dismantling the western perception of Islam as a monolithic culture, they examine the economic basis of Muslim societies - their social ordering, their forms of knowledge and its transmission, and their expression in art, architecture and in the courtly arts and their modern developments. Particular emphasis is placed on the interrelationship between the Islamic world and the West - both share many of the same religious, intellectual and cultural roots. The book demonstrates that it is only recently that western ways came to dominate. Both civilizations owe much to one another.

Author Bio

Robinson, Francis :

Francis Robinson is the editor of two outstanding reference works: Atlas of the Islamic World Since 1500 (Cambridge, 1982) and The Cambridge Encyclopedia of India (1989).

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