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Competing Approaches

in Islamic History

January 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam; Middle Eastern History. 3656 words.

Why are Islam, and Islamic history particularly, exempt from established rules of historical enquiry? How do the views of Muslim and non-Muslim historians compare? ‘Competing approaches’...

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Conclusion

in Islamic History

January 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam; Middle Eastern History. 2158 words.

The Conclusion attempts to answer the main question posed by this VSI: why, despite sharing common roots in the Semitic monotheism of the Near East, do the West and Muslim societies seem to...

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Institutions

in Islamic History

January 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam; Middle Eastern History. 4590 words.

‘Institutions’ examines three institutions — the mosque, jihad, and the caliphate ℄ that have been common to all Muslim societies, while being different in practice in the various regions...

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Introduction

in Islamic History

January 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam; Middle Eastern History. 1139 words.

There are three questions in the story of Islamic history. What happened? How do we know this? Why does it matter? The Introduction takes a brief look at the geography of Islam now and in...

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Iran

Ali Ansari.

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Islam; World History; Middle Eastern History; Politics. 144 pages.

Iran has rarely been out of the headlines. Yet extensive media interest has tended to hinder rather than help our understanding of Iran as an idea, an identity, and a people, leading to a...

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3. Iran and Islam

Ali M. Ansari.

in Iran

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam; World History; Middle Eastern History; Politics. 9708 words.

In 1979 the Islamic Revolution overthrew the monarchy and transformed Iran’s relations with the outside world. Iranian history was reassessed along with the importance of Islam to Iranian...

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5. Iran and the Iranians

Ali M. Ansari.

in Iran

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam; World History; Middle Eastern History; Politics. 748 words.

‘Iran and the Iranians’ explains that to begin to understand Iran is to appreciate its history—real and mythological—to see how different influences have been woven into a complex tapestry...

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4. Iran and the West

Ali M. Ansari.

in Iran

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam; World History; Middle Eastern History; Politics. 10515 words.

‘Iran and the West’ charts the relationship between Iran and the West beginning in the 16th and 17th centuries with increased contact with Western rulers eager to secure both economic...

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Islamic History

Adam J. Silverstein.

January 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Islam; Middle Eastern History. 176 pages.

Why does Islamic history matter? Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by introducing the story of Islamic history, the controversies surrounding its study, and...

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2. Mythology and history

Ali M. Ansari.

in Iran

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam; World History; Middle Eastern History; Politics. 11527 words.

‘Mythology and history’ describes the combined mythological and historical narratives that have had a powerful influence on contemporary Iranian identity. The mythological dynasties and...

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