A History of Islamic Societies

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 22, 2002 - History - 970 pages
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Long considered a classic, A History of Islamic Societies is now that much more useful a reference for general readers and scholars alike. Widely praised for its balanced and comprehensive account, Ira Lapidus' work has been fully revised in its coverage of each country and region of the Muslim world through 2001. It incorporates the origins and evolution of Islamic societies and brings into focus the historical processes that gave shape to the manifold varieties of contemporary Islam. The concluding chapters survey the growing influence of the Islamist movements within national states and in their transnational or global dimensions, including the Islamic revival, Islamist politics and terrorism. An updated discussion of the roles of women in Islamic societies is added, with new sections about Afghanistan and Muslims in Europe, America, and the Philippines. Ira M. Lapidus is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California at Berkeley. His many books and articles include Islam, Politics and Social Movements (University of California Press, 1988) and Muslim Cities in the Later Middle Ages (Cambridge, 1984).
  

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Read chunks of it for class. Really helpful for a basic grounding in Islam. I need to go back and drink in more of it. Read full review

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The thing about Lapidus is options: you can learn a lot about the minutiae of Islamic Societies OR you can beat someone senseless with this massive book. Or both. Options. Read full review

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Ira M. Lapidus was Professor of Islamic history at the University of California at Berkeley.

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