The History of An Idea

Book - 2016
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A history of the caliphate since the death of the prophet Mohammed until the last official caliph in the 13th century, and its modern incarnations under various Islamist groups today. Contrary to popular belief, Islamic law is not a codified set of legislations, and thus there cannot be one definition of the role of the caliph. Rather, this title has been the subject of serious debate and transformation over time. In this book, historian and Middle East expert Hugh Kennedy lifts the veil on the changing and contested position of the caliph and explores the succession of various leaders of the Islamic world.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780465094387
Characteristics: xxiii, 309 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Call Number: 909.09767 KEN


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