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The New Cambridge History of Islam 6 Volume Set


  • 134 b/w illus. 58 maps
  • Page extent: 4328 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 9.62 kg
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6 Hardback books

 (ISBN-13: 9780521515368)

  • Published May 2018

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$1,433.00 (R)

The New Cambridge History of Islam is a comprehensive history of Islamic civilization, tracing its development from its beginnings in seventh-century Arabia to its wide and varied presence in the globalised world of today. The six volumes reflect the geographical distribution and the cultural, social and religious diversity of the peoples of the Muslim world. Four volumes cover historical developments and two are devoted to themes that cut across geographical and chronological divisions, ranging from social, political and economic relations to the arts, literature and learning. Each volume's introduction sets the scene for the ensuing chapters and examines relationships with adjacent civilizations. Written by a team combining established authorities and rising scholars in the field, this will be the standard reference for students, scholars and all those with enquiring minds for years to come.


Volume 1. The Formation of the Islamic World, Sixth to Eleventh Centuries: Part I. The Late Antique Context; Part II. Universalism and Imperialism; Part III. Regionalism; Part IV. The Historiography of Early Islamic History Volume 2. The Western Islamic World, Eleventh to Eighteenth Centuries: Part I. Al-Andalus, North and West Africa; Part II. Egypt and Syria; Part III. Muslim Anatolia and the Ottoman Empire; Part IV. North and West Africa; Part V. Rulers, Soldiers, Peasants, Scholars and Traders Volume 3. The Eastern Islamic World, Eleventh to Eighteenth Centuries: Part I. The Impact of the Steppe Peoples; Part II. The Gunpowder Empires; Part III. The Maritime Oecumene; Part IV. Themes Volume 4. Islamic Cultures and Societies to the End of the Eighteenth Century: Part I. Religion and Law; Part II. Societies, Politics and Economics; Part III. Arts, Literature and Learning Volume 5. The Islamic World in the Age of Western Dominance: Part I. The Onset of Western Domination; Part II. Independence and Revival Volume 6. Muslims and Modernity: Culture and Society since 1800: Part I. Social Transformations; Part II. Religion and Law; Part III. Political and Economic Thought; Part IV. Cultures, Arts and Learning.

Prize Winner

2010 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) for Best Multivolume Reference work in the Humanities and Social Sciences

2011 Waldo G. Leland Prize


“The appearance of this multi-volume work really is a landmark event, deserving all the public attention and acclamation it can get...this is not a work for academic libraries alone. Every good public library should have it.” -- Noel Malcolm, The Telegraph


Chase F. Robinson, John Haldon, Mark Whittow, Josef Wiesehöfer, Michael Lecker, Paul M. Cobb, Tayeb El-Hibri, Michael Bonner, Hugh Kennedy, Ella Landau-Tasseron, Elton L. Daniel, R. Stephen Humphreys, Michael Brett, Eduardo Manzano Moreno, Fred M. Donner, Stefan Heidemann, Marcus Milwright, Maribel Fierro, María Jesús Viguera-Molins, Fernando Rodríguez Mediano, Anne-Marie Eddé, Yaacov Lev, Amalia Levanoni, Esther Peskes, Gary Leiser, Kate Fleet, Colin Imber, Suraiya N. Faroqhi, Bruce Masters, Bernard Haykel, Stephen Cory, Ulrich Rebstock, Houari Touati, Mercedes García-Arenal, Albrecht Fuess, Olivia Remie Constable, John L. Meloy, Manuela Marín, David Morgan, Anthony Reid, Edmund Bosworth, André Wink, Peter Jackson, Beatrice Forbes Manz, Maria E. Subtelny, Sholeh A. Quinn, R. D. McChesney, Stephen Dale, Michael Pearson, Geoffrey Wade, Dru Gladney, Michael Feener, Gene Garthwaite, Richard W. Bulliet, Reuven Amitai, Scott C. Levi, Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Robert Irwin, Jonathan Berkey, Alexander Knysh, Farhad Daftary, Wael B. Hallaq, David J. Wasserstein, Richard Bulliet, Saïd Amir Arjomand, Andrew M. Watson, Warren C. Schultz, Francis Robinson, Richard Taylor, Sonja Brentjes, Robert G. Morrison, S. Nomanul Haq, Jonathan Bloom, Julia Bray, Dick Davis, Cigdem Balim, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, Li Guo, Michael Cooperson, Amnon Shiloah, David Waines, Gottfried Hagan, Carter Vaughn Findley, Kenneth M. Cuno, Knut S. Vikor, Paul Dresch, Ali M. Ansari, Adeeb Khalid, Nazif M. Shahrani, William Gervase Clarence-Smith, Roman Loimeier, Reşat Kasaba, Charles Tripp, Joel Gordon, Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Richard A. Lobban, Jr., Kenneth J. Perkins, David Commins, Misagh Parsa, Muriel Atkin, Vali Nasr, Robert W. Hefner, John H. Hanson, Humayun Ansari, Clement M. Henry, Ahmad S. Dallal, John O. Voll, Peter Mandaville, John Bowen, Karen Isaksen Leonard, Robert Launay, Sami Zubaida, Frank E. Vogel, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, Bruce B. Lawrence, L. Carl Brown, Lynn Welchman, Nikki R. Keddie, Timur Kuran, Jens Hanssen, Ami Ayalon, Venetia Porter, Walter Armbrust, Jon W. Anderson

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