Table of contents for The formation of Islam : religion and society in the Near East, 600-1800 / Jonathan Berkey.


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Part I. The Near East before Islam: 1. Introduction
2. The religions of late antiquity
3. Arabia before Islam
4. The early seventh century
Part II. The Emergence of Islam, 600-750: 5. Approaches and problems
6. The origins of the Muslim community
7. Early Islam in the Near East
8. The Umayyad period
9. The beginnings of sectarianism
10. The non-Muslims of early Islam
11. The 'Abbasid revolution
Part III. The Consolidation of Islam, 750-1000: 12. Issues of Islamic identity
13. Religion and politics
14. Shi'ism
15. The formation of Sunni traditionalism
16. Asceticism and mysticism
17. The non-Muslim communities
Part IV. Medieval Islam, 1000-1500: 18. The medieval Islamic Near East
19. A Sunni 'revival'?
20. Common patterns in social and political organization
21. Modes of justice
22. The transmission of religious knowledge
23. Sufism
24. Popular religion
Epilogue: 25. From medieval to modern Islam.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Islam Middle East History, Middle East Religion History, Middle East Civilization History