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The Resource Muhammad and the believers : at the origins of Islam, Fred M. Donner

Muhammad and the believers : at the origins of Islam, Fred M. Donner

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Muhammad and the believers : at the origins of Islam
Title
Muhammad and the believers
Title remainder
at the origins of Islam
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Fred M. Donner
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Language
eng
Summary
Donner (Near Eastern history, U. of Chicago) offers this unique history of Islam from its beginnings. Starting with a glimpse at society in Western Arabia and the life of Muhammad, Donner follows the progression of the "Believers' Movement" which included other monotheistic religions of the region (i.e. Judaism, Christianity). A century after Muhammad's death Islam emerged as an autonomous religion separate from the Jews and Christians due to the belief in Muhammad as the supreme prophet. This book intended for the general reader also sheds light on many of the false stereotypes associated with Islam. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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357706
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DLC
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1945-
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Donner, Fred McGraw
Dewey number
297.09/021
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islamic Empire
  • Muḥammad
Target audience
adult
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at the origins of Islam
Label
Muhammad and the believers : at the origins of Islam, Fred M. Donner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-255) and index
Contents
The Near East on the eve of Islam. The empires of the late antique Near East ; Arabia between the Great Powers ; Mecca and Yathrib (Medina) -- Muhammad and the Believers' Movement. The traditional biography of Muhammad the Prophet ; The problem of sources ; The character of the early Believers' Movement -- The expansion of the Community of Believers. Sources ; The Community in the last years of Muhammad's life ; Succession to Muhammad and the Ridda Wars ; The character of the Believers' early expansion ; The course and scope of the early expansion -- The struggle for leadership of the Community 34-73/655-692. Background of the First Civil War ; The course of the first Civil War (35-40/656-661) ; Between civil wars (40-60/661-680) ; The Second Civil War (60-73/680-692) ; Reflections on the civil wars -- The emergence of Islam. The Umayyad Restoration and return to the imperial agenda ; The redefinition of key terms ; Emphasis on Muhammad and the Qur'an ; The problem of the Trinity ; Elaboration of Islamic cultic practices ; Elaboration of the Islamic origins story ; The coalescence of an "Arab" political identity ; Official vs. popular change -- Appendix A. The Umma document -- Appendix B. Inscriptions in the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
Control code
ocn456169900
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 280 p.
Isbn
9780674050976
Lccn
2009052195
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)456169900
Label
Muhammad and the believers : at the origins of Islam, Fred M. Donner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-255) and index
Contents
The Near East on the eve of Islam. The empires of the late antique Near East ; Arabia between the Great Powers ; Mecca and Yathrib (Medina) -- Muhammad and the Believers' Movement. The traditional biography of Muhammad the Prophet ; The problem of sources ; The character of the early Believers' Movement -- The expansion of the Community of Believers. Sources ; The Community in the last years of Muhammad's life ; Succession to Muhammad and the Ridda Wars ; The character of the Believers' early expansion ; The course and scope of the early expansion -- The struggle for leadership of the Community 34-73/655-692. Background of the First Civil War ; The course of the first Civil War (35-40/656-661) ; Between civil wars (40-60/661-680) ; The Second Civil War (60-73/680-692) ; Reflections on the civil wars -- The emergence of Islam. The Umayyad Restoration and return to the imperial agenda ; The redefinition of key terms ; Emphasis on Muhammad and the Qur'an ; The problem of the Trinity ; Elaboration of Islamic cultic practices ; Elaboration of the Islamic origins story ; The coalescence of an "Arab" political identity ; Official vs. popular change -- Appendix A. The Umma document -- Appendix B. Inscriptions in the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
Control code
ocn456169900
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 280 p.
Isbn
9780674050976
Lccn
2009052195
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)456169900

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