The New Cultural Atlas of The Islamic World

Editor: MacEachern, Sally
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Windmill Books (Andromeda International)

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-78121-094-9
Category: Religion & Theology - Islam
Image Count: 86
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This informative reference book uses specially drawn maps to explain how Muslim society, culture, and history rose in the second millennium to have a fully global significance.

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Table of Contents

  • INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
  • REVELATION AND MUSLIM HISTORY
  • The First Nine Centuries
  • The nomad invasions
  • The widening Islamic world
  • Islamic life: the law
  • Islamic life: mysticism
  • Mystical Knowledge
  • Transmission of Islamic culture
  • The 16th and 17th Centuries
  • The Safavid Empire
  • Shiism and the Safavid state
  • The blossoming of Iranian art
  • Safavid painting
  • Isfahan: City of Shah Abbas
  • The Mughal Empire
  • The pious strive to defend Islam
  • Cultural expression of synthesis
  • Mughal Moods
  • Garden Tombs
  • The Ottoman Empire
  • The pious and the state
  • Cultural face of the Sharia state
  • The Buildings of Sinan
  • Further Islamic Lands
  • Southeast Asia
  • Africa
  • Central Asia and China
  • Madrasas of Central Asia
  • Mosques in China
  • Decline, Reform, and Revival
  • Reform and revival
  • The Naqshbandiya in Asia
  • The Khalwatiya and Idrisiya
  • Local movements in West Africa
  • Europe's Rise and Islam's Response
  • The European challenge
  • Europe and the Ottoman lands
  • Egypt's response
  • Arab aspirations
  • Iran's struggle for independence
  • Other parts of the world
  • RELIGIOUS LIFE
  • Belief and Practice
  • The Stages of Life
  • The Quran
  • The Mosque
  • The Believer's Year
  • Pilgrimage to Mecca
  • ARTS OF ISLAM
  • Arts and Society
  • Glossary
  • Further Reading
  • Original Bibliography