Islam in Process : Historical and Civilizational Perspectives, Paperback / softback Book

Islam in Process : Historical and Civilizational Perspectives Paperback / softback

Edited by Johann Pall Arnason, Armando Salvatore, Georg Stauth


The articles included in this "Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam" focus on two perspectives.

Some link the comparative analysis of Islam to ongoing debates on the Axial Age and its role in the formation of major civilizations, while others are more concerned with historical constellations and sources involved in the formation of Islam as a religion and a civilization.

More than any other particular line of inquiry, new historical and sociological approaches to the Axial Age have revived the idea of comparative civilizational analysis and channeled it into more specific projects.

A closer look at the very problematic place of Islam in this context will help to clarify questions about the Axial version of civilizational theory as well as issues in Islamic studies and sociological approaches to modern Islam.

Contributors include Said Arjomand, Shmuel N. Eisenstadt, Josef van Ess and Raif G. Khoury. Each of the editors are sociologists who have widely published on related issues.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Transcript Verlag
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Islamic studies
  • ISBN: 9783899424911



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