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Islam and the Abode of War 9780860784302

Islam and the Abode of War

Military Slaves and the Adversaries of Islam

ISBN-10: 0860784304
ISBN-13: 9780860784302
PUBLISHER: Ashgate Publishing Company
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Product Description: This fourth selection of studies by David Ayalon takes up the theme of the preceding volume, that of the opposition between the Abode of Islam and the external world, the Abode of War. Similarly, a number of the articles are concerned with the impact of outsiders, moving into the world of Islam, but others focus on aspects of the conflict between the two worlds, for instance raising the question of why it was only on the Nubian frontier that the early Arab advance was halted. The majority of the studies however concentrate on the Mamluk institution, especially in Mamluk Egypt, and carry forward the author's argument of the decisiveness of the slave institution in Muslim society, particularly this socio-military component which played such a critical role in both the expansion and the defense of Islam. Cette quatrième sélection dâe(tm)études de David Ayalon reprend le thème du volume précédent: celui de lâe(tm)opposition entre le monde de lâe(tm)Islam et le monde extérieur, ou monde dela guerre. De façon analogue, un certain nombre dâe(tm)articles sâe(tm)attachent à lâe(tm)impact des étrangers sâe(tm)installant dans le monde lâe(tm)Islam, alors que dâe(tm)autres se concentrant sur différents aspects du conflit entre les deux mondes, soulevant, par exemple, la question quant à la raison pour laquelle la première avance arabe fut uniquement arrêtée à la frontière nubienne. La plupart des études cependant, se concentrent sur lâe(tm)institution mamelouke, plus spécifiquement en Egypte mamelouke. Elles poursuivent lâe(tm)argument de lâe(tm)auteur quant au caractère décisif de lâe(tm)institution de lâe(tm)esclavage dans la société musulmane, plus particulièrement en ce qui concerne lâe(tm)élément socio-militaire qui jouât un rôle primordial dans lâe(tm)expansion et la défense de lâe(tm)Islam.

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