Table of contents for Introduction to Islamic civilisation / edited by R. M. Savory.

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1. Introduction to the Middle East G. M. Wickens
2. The historical background of Islamic civilisation C. E. Bosworth
3. Islamic faith Charles J. Adams
4. God and his creation: two medieval Islamic views Michael E. Marmura
5. Law and traditional sociey R. M. Savory
6. Arabic literature: a living heritage Ella Marmura
7. Persian literature: an affirmation of identity G. M. Wickens
8. Turkish literature through the ages Eleazar Birnbaum
9. Islamic art: variations on themes of arabesque R. Sandler
10. The Middle East as world centre of science and medicine G. M. Wickens
11. What the west borrowed from the Middle East G. M. Wickens
12. Christendom vs. Islam: 14 centuries of interaction and co-existence R. M. Savory
13. The changing concept of the individual R. Sandler
14. The modern Arab world L. M. Kenny
15. Tribalism and modern society: Iraq, a case study Albertine Jwaideh
16. Iran W. Millward
17. Turkey: from cosmopolitan empire to nation state Eleazar Birnbaum
18. Khatimah G. M. Wickens
Suggested background reading
Glossary and index.

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