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From Baghdad to Cordoba: The Cities of Classical Islam

Amira K. Bennison

Amira K. Bennison is Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. A regular panelist on Radio 4's ‘In Our Time‘, she has contributed essays and articles to many books and journals, and is the author of ‘Jihad and its Interpretations in Pre-Colonial Morocco’ (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Caliphs : The Golden Age of the ‘Abbasid Empire

I.B. Tauris, 2009

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... in light of the life of the Prophet’, in Bennison and Gascoigne (eds), Cities in the Pre-Modern Islamic World: The Urban Impact of Religion, State and Society (London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2007), pp 27–41. Although Mecca and Medina figured large...

Baghdad’s ‘Golden Age’: Islam’s Scientific Renaissance

Amira K. Bennison

Amira K. Bennison is Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. A regular panelist on Radio 4's ‘In Our Time‘, she has contributed essays and articles to many books and journals, and is the author of ‘Jihad and its Interpretations in Pre-Colonial Morocco’ (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Caliphs : The Golden Age of the ‘Abbasid Empire

I.B. Tauris, 2009

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...The human things through which nations and citizens of cities attain earthly happiness in this life and supreme happiness in the life beyond are of four kinds, theoretical virtues, deliberate virtues, moral virtues and practical...

Introduction

Amira K. Bennison

Amira K. Bennison is Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. A regular panelist on Radio 4's ‘In Our Time‘, she has contributed essays and articles to many books and journals, and is the author of ‘Jihad and its Interpretations in Pre-Colonial Morocco’ (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Caliphs : The Golden Age of the ‘Abbasid Empire

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...For most of us the word ‘Mediterranean’ conjures up images of picturesque villages of whitewashed houses whose blue-painted shutters pick up the intense blue of sea and sky, or cream and ochre pillars topped with Corinthian capitals from...

The ‘Abbasid Legacy

Amira K. Bennison

Amira K. Bennison is Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. A regular panelist on Radio 4's ‘In Our Time‘, she has contributed essays and articles to many books and journals, and is the author of ‘Jihad and its Interpretations in Pre-Colonial Morocco’ (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Caliphs : The Golden Age of the ‘Abbasid Empire

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...The end of this particular era in the history of Islam was first and foremost a political break – the destruction of the caliphate, an institution which had existed in some shape or form since the death of the Prophet in 632. However...

The Lifeblood of Empire: Trade and Traders in the ‘Abbasid Age

Amira K. Bennison

Amira K. Bennison is Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. A regular panelist on Radio 4's ‘In Our Time‘, she has contributed essays and articles to many books and journals, and is the author of ‘Jihad and its Interpretations in Pre-Colonial Morocco’ (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Caliphs : The Golden Age of the ‘Abbasid Empire

I.B. Tauris, 2009

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... of the lands around the Indian Ocean in the east’.K.N. Chaudhuri, Trade and Civilisation in the Indian Ocean: An Economic History from the Rise of Islam to 1750 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985), p 36. In Sasanian times, Persians...

Princes and Beggars: Life and Society in the ‘Abbasid Age

Amira K. Bennison

Amira K. Bennison is Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. A regular panelist on Radio 4's ‘In Our Time‘, she has contributed essays and articles to many books and journals, and is the author of ‘Jihad and its Interpretations in Pre-Colonial Morocco’ (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Caliphs : The Golden Age of the ‘Abbasid Empire

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...Here are examples of problems of every region, and people dealing with them to the best of their capability, So the reader can thus see the marvels of creation and all the varied coloured ornamentation on the earth.al-Muqaddasi, The Best...

A Stormy Sea: The Politics of the ‘Abbasid Caliphate

Amira K. Bennison

Amira K. Bennison is Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. A regular panelist on Radio 4's ‘In Our Time‘, she has contributed essays and articles to many books and journals, and is the author of ‘Jihad and its Interpretations in Pre-Colonial Morocco’ (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Caliphs : The Golden Age of the ‘Abbasid Empire

I.B. Tauris, 2009

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...When the [Muslims] then set out to seek for themselves the royal authority held by the nations, there was no protection against them or refuge. They were granted the realms of the Persians and the Byzantines who were the greatest dynasties...