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Patricia Crone & Michael Cook HAGARISM The Making of the Islamic World HAGARISM THE MAKING OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD PATRICIA CRONE SENIOR . A classic revisionist work on the formation of Islam. Hagarism; The Making Of The Islamic World Crone, Cook. by Patricia Crone. Publication. This is a paperback edition of a controversial study of the origins of Islamic civilisation, first published in By examining non-Muslim sources, the authors.

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In the end, perhaps we ought to use Hagarism more as a ‘what-if’ exercise than as a research monograph. The initial doctrinal adaptions analysed in the previous chapter had left Muhammad himself distincdy underemployed. The answer is that they couldn’t. The E-mail Address es field is required.

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The context in which this break actually occurred may well have been the central symbolic act of the messianic programme, the restoration of the Temple. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

However, the Islamic tradition has ways of preserving what was passed on from previous generations, and whatever flaws these systems may have, they are to a certain degree effective in ensuring that genuine traditions get passed on. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Further, it is to the reign of ‘Abd al- Malik that recent research has traced the origins of Islamic theology.

On the one hand, Mu’tazilite law is all root and no branch: If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. In each case we have an office in which supreme political and religious authority are fused, and in each case the primary qualification for office makinv the combination of religious knowledge with a sacred genealogy.


Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World

The repression of messianism had reduced his mission to makinb of a monotheist preacher of rather ill-defined status. However, there is always the risk of placing too much emphasis upon influences from earlier sources, which makes it seem that Islam is nothing more than a mixture of old ideas, and has not contributed anything original.

More argument than evidence, it suffers all the problems of intellectual history, including reification and logical traps. Now you, you are the sons of Abraham and God fulfills in you the promise made to Abraham and his posterity. The Samaritan calques; 5. What has been said should also suffice to warn the non-specialist what not to expect: The same ethnic Gods who could be credited with the moral unity of Byzantium and Iran, could also be debited with the religious dissension of Egypt, Syria and Iraq.

The philosophers were not only translated but also j xalted, and in due course the Nestorians became adept enough at philosophy to export it back to the west. mzking

Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World by Patricia Crone

Such a hypothesis would go well with the prominence of the north-west in the rather meagre Arabian geography of the Koran, 24 and would make sense of some anomalous indications in the Islamic tradition that the sanctuary was at one stage located to the north of Medina.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of This book is for teachers and students of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies. Total discrace to academia. Poseidonius of Apamea 61 W hither Antiquity?

The Hagarenes had abandoned the messiah only to end up with an exilarch, they had rejected the Jewish miqdasb only to end up in the same medinah. Patricia Crone ; Michael Cook. The book is strikingly lacking in overall structure, frequently obscure and inconsequential in both language and content, perfunctory in its linking of disparate materials, and given to the repetition of whole passages in variant versions.


Please verify that you are not a robot. As long as the level of integration remained low this disharmony could be disguised by syncretic manoeuvres; 73 but as the Sasanids brought the local aristocracy into closer contact with the Persian court, the meshes were closed.

But you go off, Master Abraham, and find out about the prophet who has appeared. And for all their quietism, they retained a residual zealotism which even among the Imamis could in due course be activated by the menace of infidel rule.

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But the Mongols came too late to perform such a service for the emotional economy of Islam. The Abrahamic sanctuary was clearly intended as the Hagarene metropolis; but for an Islam conceived as the religion of Muhammad, a Muhammadan sanctuary might seem a more appropriate centre.

Driven by a quest for theological legitimacy, they developed a version of Abrahamic monotheism. In the first place, Zoroastrianism lived in easy symbiosis with the Magian priesthood ; and the Magi could contribute to the realisation of the national potential of Zoroastrianism in two ways.

The characteristics of the Coptic church nevertheless provided the components of a highly distinctive provinciality: The first is best performed by a personal God, the second by impersonal concepts — a polarity islamkc caught in the contrast between Judaism and Buddhism. It is the emir’s reaction at this point that is crucial: