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The Resource Caliphate : the history of an idea, Hugh Kennedy

Caliphate : the history of an idea, Hugh Kennedy

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Caliphate : the history of an idea
Title
Caliphate
Title remainder
the history of an idea
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Kennedy
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Caliphate is a grand and sweeping history of the caliphate since the death of the prophet Mohammed until the last official caliph in the 13th Century, and its modern incarnations under various Islamist groups today. Contrary to popular belief, Islamic law is not a codified set of legislations, and thus there cannot be one definition of the role of the caliph. Rather, this title has been the subject of serious debate and transformation over time. In Caliphate, historian and Middle East expert Hugh Kennedy lifts the veil on the changing and contested position of the caliph and explores the fascinating succession of various leaders of the Islamic world since the death of the Prophet in 632 until the modern day. Kennedy begins in 7th century Medina, the Prophet Muhammad's city in the Hejaz desert, in the hours following the prophet's death. In the end, Kennedy delves into the modern fate of the caliphate, as the British manipulate the 19th Century caliphs to spur dissent against the Ottomans in the Arab provinces, and Islamist leaders call for the creation of a Muslim caliphate. We witness the emergence of another Abu Bakr as "caliph" in 2014, as Kennedy untangles the twisted and distorted Qur'anic history ISIS uses to justify its barbaric acts. An authoritative new account of the dynasties of leaders who shaped the Arab world, The Caliphate reveals the legacy of one of the most potent political ideas in modern history
Summary
A preeminent scholar of Islamic history presents an authoritative history of caliphates, a politico-religious system, from the seventh century to today, that dissects the idea of the caliphate and its history, explores how it became used and abused today, and challenges the very narrow views of the caliphate propagated by extremist groups today
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Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
Dewey number
909.09767
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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the history of an idea
Label
Caliphate : the history of an idea, Hugh Kennedy
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-293) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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Contents
The first caliphs -- The executive caliphate : the rule of the Umayyads -- The early Abbasid Caliphate -- The culture of the Abbasid Caliphate -- The later Abbasid Caliphate -- Three authors in search of the caliphate -- The caliphate of the Shi'ites -- The Umayyads of Córdoba -- The Almohad caliphs -- The caliphate under the Mamluks and Ottomans -- The twentieth century and beyond
Control code
20824346
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780465094387
Lccn
2016029769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn945797023
  • (OCoLC)945797023
Label
Caliphate : the history of an idea, Hugh Kennedy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first caliphs -- The executive caliphate : the rule of the Umayyads -- The early Abbasid Caliphate -- The culture of the Abbasid Caliphate -- The later Abbasid Caliphate -- Three authors in search of the caliphate -- The caliphate of the Shi'ites -- The Umayyads of Córdoba -- The Almohad caliphs -- The caliphate under the Mamluks and Ottomans -- The twentieth century and beyond
Control code
20824346
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780465094387
Lccn
2016029769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn945797023
  • (OCoLC)945797023

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