The Venture of Islam, Vol 3: The Gunpowder Empires and Modern Times (2020)

The Venture of Islam Vol The Gunpowder Empires and Modern Times The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early In this three volume study illustrated with charts and maps Hodgson traces and interprets
  • Title: The Venture of Islam, Vol 3: The Gunpowder Empires and Modern Times
  • Author: Marshall G.S. Hodgson
  • ISBN: 9780226346854
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975 In this three volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilization from before the birth of Muhammad to the middle of the twentieth century This work grew out of the famous course on IslamiThe Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975 In this three volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilization from before the birth of Muhammad to the middle of the twentieth century This work grew out of the famous course on Islamic civilization that Hodgson created and taught for many years at the University of Chicago.In this concluding volume of The Venture of Islam, Hodgson describes the second flowering of Islam the Safavi, Timuri, and Ottoman empires The final part of the volume analyzes the widespread Islamic heritage in today s world This is a nonpareil work, not only because of its command of its subject but also because it demonstrates how, ideally, history should be written The New Yorker
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    One Reply to “The Venture of Islam, Vol 3: The Gunpowder Empires and Modern Times”

    1. The concluding book of Hodgson trilogy is perhaps the wekest link in the group as Hodgson seems only able to give a few hints and suggestions of how to deal with the modern world after his much magisterial treatment of the medieval period Since much of the third book was compiled after the author s death based on his notes, the style of the work perhaps necessarily suffers Also of interest is the switch in orientation from the universal treatment of themes in the first two works to a series of [...]

    2. The Venture of Islam series is simply the best history of the the Islamic and Islamicate world as a whole Hodgson was such a visionary thinker, it is a shame he passed away so young

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