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Chapter 4: History of Islam


 
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1. Title Title of document Chapter 4: History of Islam - Religions of a Single God
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Zeba Crook; Carleton University; Canada
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) monotheism; Judaism; Christianity; Islam; Abrahamic religions; religion textbook
 
5. Subject Subject classification Monotheistic religions
 
6. Description Abstract Islamic history begins, arguably, in Medina with the establishment of a religio-political
charter and a discrete community. From there, we can trace the expansion and spread of
the movement to form, eventually, the Islamicate. But establishing an empire and leading
an empire are different enterprises, so much of this chapter focuses on the challenges
Muslims faced when it came to leadership. The history of the Islamicate reveals little agreement concerning the nature and qualifications for leadership. Although some Arab features will likely always remain in Islam because of its Arab origins, we will see that Islamic history (and in a later chapter, Islamic culture) have been shaped even more profoundly by Persians, Berbers, and Turks, but also by interactions with Jews, Christians, and Hindus.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 15-May-2019
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/36413
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.36413
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Religions of a Single God
 
16. Language English=en en
 
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd