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

Caliphate : the history of an idea, Hugh Kennedy

Label
Caliphate : the history of an idea
Title
Caliphate
Title remainder
the history of an idea
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Kennedy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Islamic historian Hugh Kennedy dissects the idea of the caliphate and its history, and explores how it became used and abused today. Contrary to popular belief, there is no one enduring definition of a caliph; rather, the idea of the caliph has been the subject of constant debate and transformation over time. Kennedy offers a grand history of the caliphate since the beginning of Islam to its modern incarnations. Originating in the tumultuous years following the death of Mohammad in 632, the caliphate, a politico-religious system, flourished in the great days of the Umayyads of Damascus and the Abbasids of Baghdad. From the seventh-century Orthodox caliphs to the nineteenth-century Ottomans, Kennedy explores the tolerant rule of Umar; recounts the traumatic murder of the caliph Uthman, dubbed a tyrant by many; and revels in the flourishing arts of the golden eras of Abbasid Baghdad and Moorish Andalucía. Kennedy also examines the modern fate of the caliphate, unraveling the British political schemes to spur dissent against the Ottomans and the ominous efforts of Islamists, including ISIS, to reinvent the history of the caliphate for their own malevolent political ends. In exploring and explaining the great variety of caliphs who have ruled throughout the ages, Kennedy challenges the very narrow views of the caliphate propagated by extremist groups today. An authoritative new account of the dynasties of Arab leaders throughout the Islamic Golden Age, Caliphate traces the history--and misappropriations--of one of the world's most potent political ideas."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, Hugh
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BP166.9
LC item number
.K36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caliphate
  • Caliphs
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • RELIGION
  • Caliphate
  • Caliphs
  • Kings and rulers
  • Islamic Empire
Label
Caliphate : the history of an idea, Hugh Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-293) 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
945797023
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxiii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780465094387
Lccn
2016029769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026721785
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)945797023
Label
Caliphate : the history of an idea, Hugh Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-293) 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
945797023
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxiii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780465094387
Lccn
2016029769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026721785
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)945797023

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