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Slavery, the State, and Islam looks at slavery as the foundation of power and the state in the Muslim world Closely examining major theological and literary Islamic texts, it challenges traditional approaches to the subject Servitude was a foundation for the construction of the new state on the Arabian peninsula It constituted the essence of a relationship of authority as found in the Koran The dominant stereotypes and traditions of equality as promoted by Islam, of its leniency toward slaves, is questioned This original, pioneering book overturns the mythical view of caliphal power in Islam It examines authority as it functions in the Arab world today and helps to explain the difficulty of attempting to instill freedom and democracy there....

Title : Slavery, the State, and Islam
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ISBN : 9814289221
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Cambridge University Press 1 edition April 29, 2013
Number of Pages : 260 pages
File Size : 583 KB
Status : Available For Download
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