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The Resource God's caliph : religious authority in the first centuries of Islam, Patricia Crone and Martin Hinds

God's caliph : religious authority in the first centuries of Islam, Patricia Crone and Martin Hinds

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God's caliph : religious authority in the first centuries of Islam
Title
God's caliph
Title remainder
religious authority in the first centuries of Islam
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Crone and Martin Hinds
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Language
eng
Summary
"This new study examines how religious authority was distributed in early Islam. It argues the case that, as in Shi'ism, it was concentrated in the head of state, rather than dispersed among learned laymen as in Sunnism. Originally the caliph was both head of state and ultimate source of religious law; the Sunni pattern represents the outcome of a conflict between the caliph and early scholars who, as spokesmen of the community, assumed religious leadership for themselves. Many Islamicists have assumed the Shi'ite concept of the imamate to be a deviant development. In contrast, this book argues that it is an archaism preserving the concept of religious authority with which all Muslims began."
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DLC
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1945-2015
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Crone, Patricia
Index
index present
LC call number
BP166.9
LC item number
.C76 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hinds, Martin
Series statement
University of Cambridge oriental publications
Series volume
no. 37
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  • Caliphate
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islam and state
  • Caliphate
  • Islam and state
  • Politics and government
  • Islamic Empire
  • Gezag
  • Kalifaten
  • Islam
  • Islam et État
  • Autorité
  • Califat
  • Pays islamiques
  • Empire islamique
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http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/cam031/85026992.html
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God's caliph : religious authority in the first centuries of Islam, Patricia Crone and Martin Hinds
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-152) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The title khalīfat Allāh -- The Umayyad conception of the caliphate -- Caliphal law -- From caliphal to Prohetic sunna : the Ummayads -- From caliphal to Prohetic sunna : The ʻAbbāsids -- On the date and origin of the caliphate -- The letters of al-Walīd II and Yazīd III -- Abū Ḥamza's comments on the caliphs -- Al-Maʼmūn's letter of designation of ʻAlī al-Riḍā as his successor
Control code
12809280
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 157 pages
Isbn
9780521321853
Lccn
85026992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)12809280
Label
God's caliph : religious authority in the first centuries of Islam, Patricia Crone and Martin Hinds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-152) 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 title khalīfat Allāh -- The Umayyad conception of the caliphate -- Caliphal law -- From caliphal to Prohetic sunna : the Ummayads -- From caliphal to Prohetic sunna : The ʻAbbāsids -- On the date and origin of the caliphate -- The letters of al-Walīd II and Yazīd III -- Abū Ḥamza's comments on the caliphs -- Al-Maʼmūn's letter of designation of ʻAlī al-Riḍā as his successor
Control code
12809280
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 157 pages
Isbn
9780521321853
Lccn
85026992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)12809280

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