The Caliphate


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    The Caliphate

    Thomas W Arnold

    Oxford University Press 1999

    Hardback 223pp

    9780198208617   Product Code: 99278

    This history of the Caliphate by the renowned Islamic scholar Sir Thomas Arnold (1864-1930) approaches the culturally distant subject of the Islamic political order with an infectious intellectual enthusiasm and with a great facility for bridging the religious and cultural divide. From the first 'Successors to the Prophet' to Turkey's abolition of the Caliphate in 1923, Arnold describes political events and explains the theological sanction of the caliphate and the religious and philosophical significance of the titles 'Caliph', 'Amir' (commander) and 'Imam' (leader). (1924)

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