ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Social Science / Regional Studies

Eastern Rome and the Rise of Islam: History and Prophecy

| £45.79 | €51.49 | Ca$74.28 | Au$73.31
by Olof Heilo
What is this?EPUB by download  |  $54.95
What is this?PDF by download  |  $54.95
add to wish list
Eastern Rome and the Rise of Islam: History and Prophecy by Olof Heilo

The emergence of Islam in the seventh century AD still polarises scholars who seek to separate religious truth from the historical reality with which it is associated. However, history and prophecy are not solely defined by positive evidence or apocalyptic truth, but by human subjects, who consider them to convey distinct messages and in turn make these messages meaningful to others. These messages are mutually interdependent, and analysed together provide new insights into history.

It is by way of this concept that Olof Heilo presents the decline of the Eastern Roman Empire as a key to understanding the rise of Islam; two historical processes often perceived as distinct from one another. Eastern Rome and the Rise of Islam highlights significant convergences between Early Islam and the Late Ancient world. It suggests that Islam's rise is a feature of a common process during which tensions between imperial ambitions and apocalyptic beliefs in Europe and the Middle East cut straight across today's theological and political definitions. The conquests of Islam, the emergence of the caliphate, and the transformation of the Roman and Christian world are approached from both prophetic anticipations in the Ancient and Late Ancient world, and from the Medieval and Modern receptions of history. In the shadow of their narratives it becomes possible to trace the outline of a shared history of Christianity and Islam. The "Dark Ages" thus emerge not merely as a tale of sound and fury, but as an era of openness, diversity and unexpected possibilities.

Approaching the rise of Islam as a historical phenomenon, this book opens new perspectives in the study of early religion and philosophy, as well as providing a valuable resource for students and scholars of Islamic Studies.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 792689

Ebook Details
Pages: 162
Size: 1.7 MB
Publisher: Routledge
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781317326625 (EPUB)
9781317326632 (PDF)

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > History > Middle East
Nonfiction > Religion > Islam > History
Nonfiction > Social Science > Regional Studies

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016