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Author Lindholm, Charles, 1946-

Title The Islamic Middle East : an historical anthropology / Charles Lindholm
Published Oxford, OX ; Cambridge, MA : Blackwell Pub., 1996

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Description xxvii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. The Middle East: Assumptions and Problems -- 2. Ways of Living -- 3. Traditions of Authority and Freedom -- 4. The Social Construction of Egalitarianism -- 5. The Prophetic Age -- 6. Early Struggles for Authority -- 7. Sacred and Secular Rulers -- 8. Novelties and Continuities -- 9. The Essentials of Islam -- 10. Recapturing the Sacred Past: the Power of Knowledge -- 11. The Partisans of Ali -- 12. Sufism in Practice -- 13. The Contradictions of Saintly Authority -- 14. Slaves, Eunuchs, and Blacks -- 15. The Ambiguities of Women -- 16. Escapes from Distinction: Love and Friendship -- 17. Problems and Possibilities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [302]-313) and index
Subject Middle East -- Politics and government.
Middle East -- Social life and customs.
LC no. 95022096
ISBN 1557864209 (alk. paper)
1557864217 (paperback: alk. paper)