Medieval Islamic political thought

Patricia Crone

WINNER OF THE BRITISH-KUWAIT FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY PRIZE This book presents general readers and specialists alike with a broad survey of Islamic political thought in the six centuries from the rise of Islam to the Mongol invasions. Based on a wide variety of sources, it seeks to bring out the enormous scope and high level of historical (and, in some cases, contemporary) interest of medieval Muslim thinking on this subject. The author aims to make Islamic political thought easier for modern readers to understand by relating it to the contexts in which it was formulated, analysing it in terms familiar to the reader, and, where possible, comparing it with medieval European and modern thought. Guiding the reader through this complex history on a tour of one of the great civilizations of the pre-modern world, the book brings out the fascinating nature of medieval Islamic political thought, both in its own right and as the background to political thinking in the Muslim world today. Key Features * Written by one of the most renowned scholars in the field * All concepts have been glossed and all persons, events and historical developments have been identified or summarised, both on first encounter and in the index (where the number of the page containing the gloss will be emboldened) * Specialists are addressed in the footnotes; non-specialists are free to skip these and read an uncluttered text

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[目次]

  • Preface
  • Part 1: The Beginnings
  • 1. The Origins of Government
  • 2. The First Civil War and Sect Formation
  • 3. The Umayyads
  • Part 2: The Waning of the Tribal Tradition, c.700-900
  • 4. General
  • 5. The Kharijites
  • 6. The Mu'tazilites
  • 7. The Shi'ites of the Umayyad Period
  • 8. The 'Abbasids and Shi'ism
  • 9. The Zaydis
  • 10. The Imamis
  • 11. The Hadith Party
  • Part 3: Coping with a Fragmented World
  • 12. General
  • 13. The Persian Tradition and Advice Literature
  • 14. The Greek Tradition and 'Political Science'
  • 15. The Ismailis
  • 16. The Sunnis
  • Part 4: Government and Society
  • 17. The Nature of Government
  • 18. The Functions of Government
  • 19. Visions of Freedom
  • 20. The Social Order
  • 21. Muslims and Non-Muslims
  • (a) Infidels
  • (b) Muslisms as Infidels
  • 22. Epilogue: Religion, Government and Society Revisited
  • Bibliography, Abbreviations and Conventions
  • Index and Glossary.

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書名 Medieval Islamic political thought
著作者等 Crone, Patricia
シリーズ名 The new Edinburgh Islamic surveys
出版元 Edinburgh University Press
刊行年月 2005
ページ数 xii, 462 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0748621946
NCID BA75326808
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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