The Muqaddimah

Author: Ibn Khaldûn,
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691166285
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This prolegomenon was written in the 14th century by the Arab scholar Ibn Khaldūn, & laid the intellectual foundations for philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography & economics. This translation was first published in 1958 in three volumes.

A Reader On Classical Islam

Author: F. E. Peters
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400821181
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To enable the reader to shape, or perhaps reshape, an understanding of the Islamic tradition, F. E. Peters skillfully combines extensive passages from Islamic texts with a fascinating commentary of his own. In so doing, he presents a substantial body of literary evidence that will enable the reader to grasp the bases of Muslim faith and, more, to get some sense of the breadth and depth of Islamic religious culture as a whole. The voices recorded here are those of Muslims engaged in discourse with their God and with each other--historians, lawyers, mystics, and theologians, from the earliest Companions of the Prophet Muhammad down to Ibn Rushd or "Averroes" (d. 1198), al-Nawawi (d. 1278), and Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406). These religious seekers lived in what has been called the "classical" period in the development of Islam, the era when the exemplary works of law and spirituality were written, texts of such universally acknowledged importance that subsequent generations of Muslims gratefully understood themselves as heirs to an enormously broad and rich legacy of meditation on God's Word. "Islam" is a word that seems simple to understand. It means "submission," and, more specifically in the context where it first and most familiarly appears, "submission to the will of God." That context is the Quran, the Sacred Book of the Muslims, from which flow the patterns of belief and practice that today claim the spiritual allegiance of hundreds of millions around the globe. By drawing on the works of the great masters--Islam in its own words--Peters enriches our understanding of the community of "those who have submitted" and their imposing religious and political culture, which is becoming ever more important to the West.

The Penguin Anthology Of Classical Arabic Literature

Author: Robert Irwin
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141962615
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Spanning the fifth century to the sixteenth, and ranging from Afghanistan to Spain, this unique collection provides a profound insight into the sheer vitality and depth of Classical Arabic literature. From the earliest surviving fragments of The Thousand and One Nights to the elegant beauty and profound power of the Qur'an - believed by the Islamic faith to contain the actual words of Allah - it includes translated extracts from all the major works of the period, alongside many less well-known but equally fascinating pieces. Exploring such traditional themes as lovesick yearning and fated doom, and considering subjects as diverse as the etiquette of falling in love with slave-girls and the terrors of the sea, this compelling anthology of poetry and prose brilliantly illuminates a body of writing that has been unjustly neglected by the west for centuries.

Adam Smith

Author: Gavin Kennedy
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403999481
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This book presents the authentic Adam Smith and explores his underlying approach and radical thinking, aiming to re-establish his original intentions. The book provides a crucial reminder of how relevant Adam Smith was in his own time, and how relevant he remains as we experience the worldwide spread of opulence today.

Encyclopedia Of Historians And Historical Writing

Author: Kelly Boyd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781884964336
Size: 22.18 MB
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The Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing covers all the major historical writers from classical times to the present day. As well as essays on influential historians, it also incorporates topics such as political and military history.

A New Introduction To Islam

Author: Daniel W. Brown
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444357727
Size: 36.57 MB
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The second edition of this student-friendly textbook explores the origins, major features and lasting influence of the Islamic tradition. Traces the development of Muslim beliefs and practices against the background of social and cultural contexts extending from North Africa to South and Southeast Asia Fully revised for the second edition, with completely new opening and closing chapters considering key issues facing Islam in the 21st century Focuses greater attention on everyday practices, the role of women in Muslim societies, and offers additional material on Islam in America Includes detailed chronologies, tables summarizing key information, useful maps and diagrams, and many more illustrations

Political Islam World Politics And Europe

Author: Bassam Tibi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134072635
Size: 29.38 MB
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This book is concerned with political Islam and in particular the global challenges posed by Islamists and Jihadists.

Classics Of Organization Theory

Author: Jay M. Shafritz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
ISBN: 9780534504175
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Offering more than 40 works representative of the many contributions to the field of organizational behaviour, this work provides the framework for understanding the articles' place in the history of the field and the impact that particular articles have had on current developments in the field of organizational behaviour. The readings are organized by major topics within the field, and articles are edited to permit readers to focus on core themes.

Classics Of Organization Theory

Author: Jay M Shafritz, Jr.
Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole
Size: 56.12 MB
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This volume collects the most important works in organization theory, as written by the most influential authors in the field. These are the works of the "masters"-and, having withstood the test of time, the ideas presented by each of the works are commonly referenced in the study of organizational theory. This text is designed to help students learn about, understand, and appreciate key themes and perspectives in the field. The authors begin the text by describing what organization theory is, how it has developed, and how its development has coincided with developments in other fields. Each chapter focuses on one major perspective of organization theory, helping students absorb these concepts before moving onto new ones.