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Political Thought in Medieval Islam: An Introductory Outline Hardcover – December 27, 1985

ISBN-13: 978-0313250941 ISBN-10: 0313250944 Edition: New edition

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger; New edition edition (December 27, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313250944
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313250941
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,634,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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?This book deals with more than political philosophy in medieval Islam. The Islamic community was a religio-political unity, and as a consequence Islamic thought drew no clearcut distinction between what was strictly religious and what was political or legal. This makes it impossible to study its political ideas without delving into its thought in general and the evolution of its institutions and legal systems. This delving Mr. Rosenthal has done well, and by doing so he has produced a book which not only outlines the political philosophy of Islam ... but gives us also an idea of its general thought and the development of its principal institutions.?-American Historical Review

Book Description

Dr Rosenthal discusses the later Muslim philosophers who were influenced by the political thought of Plato and Aristotle. He shows how Greek thought modified the Islamic and yet was always subordinated to Muslim categories of thought and political needs. Dr Rosenthal thus surveys the chief traditions of Islamic political thought from the eighth to the end of the fifteenth centuries. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mario Cesar Garcia Chicano on December 15, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Real useful for those reading on politics and islamic studies, a good approach to medieval islamic political theory as it is the source of modern ones.

Probably one of the best works on medieval islamic political thought, no doubt.
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