The Resource Before and after Muḥammad : the first millennium refocused, Garth Fowden

Before and after Muḥammad : the first millennium refocused, Garth Fowden

Label
Before and after Muḥammad : the first millennium refocused
Title
Before and after Muḥammad
Title remainder
the first millennium refocused
Statement of responsibility
Garth Fowden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Islam emerged amid flourishing Christian and Jewish cultures, yet students of Antiquity and the Middle Ages mostly ignore it. Despite intensive study of late Antiquity over the last fifty years, even generous definitions of this period have reached only the eighth century, whereas Islam did not mature sufficiently to compare with Christianity or rabbinic Judaism until the tenth century. Before and After Muhammad suggests a new way of thinking about the historical relationship between the scriptural monotheisms, integrating Islam into European and West Asian history. Garth Fowden identifies the whole of the First Millennium--from Augustus and Christ to the formation of a recognizably Islamic worldview by the time of the philosopher Avicenna--as the proper chronological unit of analysis for understanding the emergence and maturation of the three monotheistic faiths across Eurasia. Fowden proposes not just a chronological expansion of late Antiquity but also an eastward shift in the geographical frame to embrace Iran. In Before and After Muhammad, Fowden looks at Judaism, Christianity, and Islam alongside other important developments in Greek philosophy and Roman law, to reveal how the First Millennium was bound together by diverse exegetical traditions that nurtured communities and often stimulated each other"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
297.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BP42
LC item number
.F69 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Before and after Muḥammad : the first millennium refocused, Garth Fowden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Includes Islam -- Time: beyond late antiquity -- A new periodization: the first millennium -- Space: an eastward shift -- Exegetical cultures I: Aristotelianism -- Exegetical cultures 2: law and religion -- Viewpoints around 1000: Ṭūs, Baṣra, Baghdad, Pisa
Control code
ocn865853330
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400848164
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt4cvwm5
  • 539429
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3471019x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865853330
  • pebcs1400848164

Library Locations

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