Chapter 1. The Rise of Islam

  1. Youssef M. Choueiri
  1. Gerald R. Hawting

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996423.ch2

A Companion to the History of the Middle East

A Companion to the History of the Middle East

How to Cite

Hawting, G. R. (2005) The Rise of Islam, in A Companion to the History of the Middle East (ed Y. M. Choueiri), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996423.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106818

Online ISBN: 9780470996423

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Keywords:

  • islam;
  • islamic society;
  • caliphs;
  • political doctrines;
  • religious practice

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Tradition-based Account

  • Academic Reinterpretations

  • Arabia and the Rise of Islam

  • Continuity and Change

  • Academic Reinterpretation of Some Fundamental Elements of Tradition

  • Evidence and Sources

  • The Relationship of Islam to Pre-Islamic Middle Eastern Monotheism

  • Conclusion