The West and Islam: Religion and Political Thought in World History
OUP Oxford (2008)
|Abstract||This comparative history of political thought examines what the Western and Islamic approaches to politics had in common and where they diverged. The book considers how various ancient and medieval thought-patterns did or did not lead to modern developments; and how sacred monarchy, the legitimacy of the state, and the role of the people were looked upon in each culture. The author focuses on the period from the rise of Islam to the European Reformation, but his analysis extends to the main genres of political thought up to the present. He argues that until the mid-eleventh century, Europe, Islam, and the Byzantine world had more in common than is commonly thought. What made the West different was the papal revolution of the late eleventh century, Europe's twelfth-century 'renaissance', and the gradual secularization of political thought which followed. At the same time, Islam, after an early blossoming, interpreted its own revelation more and more narrowly. This volume throws light on why the West and Islam each developed their own particular kind of approach to government, politics and the state, and on why these are so different.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||No categories specified (fix it)|
|External links||This entry has no external links. Add one.|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Ann K. S. Lambton (1981). State and Government in Medieval Islam: An Introduction to the Study of Islamic Political Theory: The Jurists. Oxford University Press.
Erwin Isak Jakob Rosenthal (1958/1985). Political Thought in Medieval Islam: An Introductory Outline. Greenwood Press.
Abdulkader Tayob (2009). Religion in Modern Islamic Discourse. Columbia University Press.
Imtiyaz Yusuf, Ismaʼ Al-Faruqi & R. il (eds.) (2012). Islam and Knowledge: Al Faruqi's Concept of Religion in Islamic Thought: Essays in Honor of Isma'il Al Faruqi. I.B. Tauris.
Ronald L. Nettler, Mohamed Mahmoud & John Cooper (eds.) (2000). Islam and Modernity: Muslim Intellectuals Respond. I. B. Tauris.
Asgharali Engineer (2011). The Prophet of Non-Violence: Spirit of Peace, Compassion & Universality in Islam. Vitasta Pub..
K. A. Appiah (2012). Misunderstanding Cultures: Islam and the West. Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (4-5):425-433.
Ryan K. Balot (2006). Greek Political Thought. Blackwell Pub..
Rana Dajani (2012). Evolution and Islam's Quantum Question. Zygon 47 (2):343-353.
Francis Oakley (1999). Politics and Eternity: Studies in the History of Medieval and Early-Modern Political Thought. Brill.
Andrew F. March (2007). Reading Tariq Ramadan: Political Liberalism, Islam, and "Overlapping Consensus". Ethics and International Affairs 21 (4):399–413.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2012-01-31
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?