Islam in process: historical and civilizational perspectives

The articles included in this Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam are focused on two perspectives: Some link the comparative analysis of Islam to ongoing debates on the Axial Age and its role in the formation of major civilizational complexes, while others are more concerned with the historical const...

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Published in:Yearbook of the sociology of Islam
Main Author: Jóhann Páll Árnason 1940-
Contributors: Salvatore, Armando 1965- (Publisher, Editor); Stauth, Georg 1942- (Publisher, Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Bielefeld transcript Verlag [2015]
In:Yearbook of the sociology of Islam
Edition:1. Aufl.
Series/Journal:Yearbook of the sociology of Islam Volume 7
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Islam / History
B Islam / Civilization
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Sociologie religieuse
B Islam
B Islamic sociology
B SOCIAL SCIENCE / Jewish Studies
B Civilisation islamique
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Summary:The articles included in this Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam are focused on two perspectives: Some link the comparative analysis of Islam to ongoing debates on the Axial Age and its role in the formation of major civilizational complexes, while others are more concerned with the historical constellations and sources involved in the formation of Islam as a religion and a civilization. More than any other particular line of inquiry, new historical and sociological approaches to the Axial Age revived the idea of comparative civilizational analysis and channeled it into more specific projects. A closer look at the very problematic place of Islam in this context will help to clarify questions about the Axial version of civilizational theory as well as issues in Islamic studies and sociological approaches to modern Islam. Contributors among others: Said Arjomand, Shmuel N. Eisenstadt, Josef van Ess and Raif G. Khoury.
Item Description:Orig.-Ausg. erschien 2006
ISBN:3839404916
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.14361/9783839404911