The Venture Of Islam: Conscience And History In A World Civilization; Volume Two: The Expansion Of Islam In The Middle Periods

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1974. Presumed First printing thus. Trade paperback. vii, [1], 609, [11] pages. Maps. A Selective Bibliography for Further Reading. Glossary of Selected Terms and Names. Index to Volume II. Cover worn and some highlighted passages throughout. Sticker residue on fep. Marshall Goodwin Simms Hodgson (April 11, 1922 – June 10, 1968), was an Islamic studies academic and a world historian at the University of Chicago. He was chairman of the interdisciplinary Committee on Social Thought. He did not publish extensively during his lifetime, he has become arguably the most influential American historian of Islam due to his three-volume The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, which The University of Chicago Press, in collaboration with colleagues, published after his death. The work is recognized as a masterpiece that radically reconfigured the academic study of Islam. Hodgson is also recognized for his work on world history, which was rediscovered and subsequently published under the editorship of Edmund Burke III. In The Venture of Islam, Hodgson positioned Islam as a spiritual endeavor with a profound moral vision—on par with other world religions. He also reimagined the terminology of Islamic history and religion, coining terms like Islamdom. Hodgson also resituated the geographical locus of Islam; he shifted attention away from an exclusive focus on Arab Islam that had characterized the Euro-American study of the religion to include the Persianate society, which shaped Muslim thought and practice from the Middle Period onward. Hodgson's writings were a precursor to the modern world history approach. The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975. In this three-volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilization from before the birth of Muhammad to the middle of the twentieth century. This work grew out of the famous course on Islamic civilization that Hodgson created and taught for many years at the University of Chicago. In the second work of this three-volume set, Hodgson investigates the establishment of an international Islamic civilization through about 1500. This includes a theoretical discussion of cultural patterning in the Islamic world and the Occident. "This is a nonpareil work, not only because of its command of its subject but also because it demonstrates how, ideally, history should be written."--The New Yorker. The contents of Volume II include . Book III. The establishment of an international civilization : The formation of the international political order, 945-1118 --- The social order: mercantile interests, military power, liberty --- Maturity and dialogue among the intellectual traditions, c.945-1111 --- The ûfism of the arîqah orders, c.945-1273 --- The victory of the new Sunnî internationalism, 1118-1258 --- The Bloom of Persian literary culture and its times, c.1111-1274 -- Cultural patterning in Islamdom and the occidental ---- Book IV. Crisis and renewal: the age of Mongol prestige : After the Mongol irruption: politics and society, 1259-1405 --- Conservation and courtliness in the intellectual traditions, c.1258-1503 --- The visual arts in an Islamic setting, c.1258-1503 --- The expansion of Islam, 1258-1503. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Islam, Moslem, Sufism, Tariqah, Sunni, Persian, Mongol, Visual Arts, Expansion, Mercantile, Internationalism, Literary Culture, Intellectual Traditions

ISBN: 0226346803

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