Islamic civilization in thirty lives [ebook] : The first 1,000 years / Chase F Robinson. (On Overdrive - See download link). [electronic resource].

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: The religious thinkers, political leaders, law-makers, writers and philosophers of the early Muslim world helped to shape the 1,400-year-long development of todays second- largest world religion. But who were these people? What do we know of their lives, and the ways in which they influenced their societies?
    • Content Notes:
      Intro; Title Page; About the Author; Other titles of interest; Contents; Preface; Conventions, abbreviations & equivocations; Introduction; Part 1: Islam & Empire 600-850; 1. Muhammad, the Prophet (632); 2. 'Ali, cousin, caliph and forefather of Shi'ism (661); 3. 'A'isha, wife of the Prophet (678); 4. 'Abd al-Malik, engineer of the caliphate (705); 5. Ibn al-Muqaffa', translator and essayist (759); 6. Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya, renunciant and saint (801); 7. al-Ma'mun, caliph-patron (833); Part 2: The Islamic Commonwealth 850-1050; 8. 'Arib, courtesan of caliphs (890). 9. al-Hallaj, 'the Truth' (922)10. al-Tabari, traditionalist rationalist (923); 11. Abu Bakr al-Razi, free-thinking physician (925 or 935); 12. Ibn Fadlan, intrepid envoy (fl. tenth century); 13. Ibn Muqla, vizier, scribe, calligrapher? (940); 14. Mahmud of Ghazna, conqueror and patron (1030); 15. al-Biruni, cataloguer of nature and culture (c. 1050); Part 3: A Provisional Synthesis 1050-1250; 16. Ibn Hazm, polemicist, polymath (1064); 17. Karima al-Marwaziyya, hadith scholar (1070); 18. al-Ghazali, 'Renewer' of Islam (1111); 19. Abu al-Qasim Ramisht, merchant millionaire (c. 1150).
    • Notes:
      eBook, e-Book, eReader, electronic book, overdrive.
      Electronic reproduction. London : Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2016. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 80472 KB)
      Mode of access: Internet.
      Description based on print version.
    • ISBN:
      9780500773567 (electronic bk)
    • Accession Number:
      2016944716
    • Accession Number:
      tas.234938