Moosa is not alone in this conception of sunnism as a historical construct (al-azmeh 2007 gillespie 2007 meshal 2010), and the rift between shiism and sunnism features prominently in the standard account of islamic history (eg lapidus 2002.
Lapidus' book is a great, broad overview of the history of islamic societies i've yet to read it in its entirety, due to the fact it's massive, but i've used quite a few sections for papers and for lecturing. Editions for a history of islamic societies: 0521779332 (paperback published in 2002), (paperback published in 2011), 0521295491 (paperback published in.
A history of islamic societies, third edition this third edition of ira m lapidus’s classic a history of islamic societies has been substantially revised to incorporate the new scholarship and insights of the last twenty-ﬁve years.
Professor lapidus' a history of islamic societies belongs to a rare breed of works which appear only once every two decades third world quarterly this is a great deal more than a textbook. Ira m lapidus is an emeritus professor of middle eastern and islamic history at the university of california at berkeley he is the author of a history of islamic societies , and contemporary islamic movements in historical perspective , among other works. This new edition of one of the most widely used course books on islamic civilizations around the world has been substantially revised to incorporate the new scholarship and insights of the last twenty-five years ira lapidus' history explores the beginnings and transformations of islamic civilizations in the middle east and details islam's worldwide diffusion.
Ira lapidus' history explores the beginnings and transformations of islamic civilizations in the middle east and details islam's worldwide diffusion the history is divided into four parts part i is a comprehensive account of pre-islamic late antiquity the beginnings of islam the early islamic empires and islamic religious, artistic, legal and intellectual cultures part ii deals with the construction in the middle east of islamic religious communities and states to the fifteenth century.
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