PDF ✩ Before and After Muhammad Author Garth Fowden – Soaringeaglecasino.us

Before and After Muhammad 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.

PDF ✩ Before and After Muhammad  Author Garth Fowden – Soaringeaglecasino.us
  • ebook
  • 245 pages
  • Before and After Muhammad
  • Garth Fowden
  • 19 January 2019
  • 9781306081788

    10 thoughts on “PDF ✩ Before and After Muhammad Author Garth Fowden – Soaringeaglecasino.us

  1. says:

    As the author points out, historians telling the story of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East tend to cut off around 500 or 600 AD, convieniently just before the rise of Islam Meanwhile, Islamic historians telling their own story tend to start with the life of the Prophet and ignore everything that went before, so they begin around 600 AD The result is that both sides tell a story of rupture, as if there was a clean break between the ancient world and the new Islamic civilization, with no common ground between the two The author aims to reframe the story by looking at the period 0 1000 CE as a whole, which reveals far continuity than rupture, since the ideas of ancient Greece and ancient Iran continued to inform the newer Islamic civilization, and many other common threads remained as well, particularly in the way Christians and Jews living under Islam served as a bridge between the ancient world and the new.The story this book tells begins with the emergence of Christianity under the Roman emperor Augustus, and ends with the synthesis of Greek philosophy with Islamic theology and science by Ibn Sina around 1000 CE In the process, it follows the development of several parallel and often intersecting threads Aristotelian logic, Roman law, rabbinical Judaism, Christianity, Iranian classical religion, and Islam In particular, it shows how Jewish, Christian, and Islamic thinkers each eng...

  2. says:

    Very difficult book to read However, after muscling through it I found that his argument in general is pretty interesting.

  3. says:

    I have no idea what this book is about Seriously First, it s historiography than history and not knowing all of the historians, ancient and modern, well, I was lost Second, so many names of people and places were thrown at me out of context that I got lost Very s...

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    909.09767 F784 2014

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