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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Alimdan rated it it was amazing Jul 01, This is a fascinating section of the book, as it depicts the struggles that took place and continue to take place within the Muslim world over what to do with the pre-existing ideas that were present in the lands they conquered. These parallels are the more remarkable in that the Meccan sanctuary is clearly only the terminus of a complex development. This was the first heave pulling the birth of Hagarism early ‘Islamic’ religion, a precursor to what would become the Islam of the Caliphates in the th 8thth centuries, in to the often-touted heretofore, incorrectly so ‘full light of history’, concluding, ‘ The qualifications for office — religious knowledge, more or less esoteric, and a sacred genealogy, more or less narrowly defined — combine with the dynastic pattern to perpetuate the Samaritan high-priesthood.

Mellon Professor from until her retirement in Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. In light of these observations, Crone and Cook read the name that contemporary sources give to this community of believers, that is Magaritai in Greek or Mahgraye in Syriac, as an adaptation not of the Arabic term muhajirun, but of Hagarene, the descendants of Abraham by Hagar.

The imperial flotsam could of course remain afloat in Syria by the sheer fact that it happened to be imperial; but that was a historical accident, and if the political and ecclesiastical integument of the Graeco- Roman world should burst it was the nazirite the Syrians would save, for he was all they had.

In Iran, by contrast, the twinship of religion and kingship was historically aboriginal and doctrinally unproblematic; and the legitimation of the monarchic government of a settled society carried with it the legitimation of the aristocratic substructure that goes with it.

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I read the book in its arabic translation. The princeptpaw emerged from his dis- guise as dominus, and the exclusive circle of curiales gave way to the up- start bureaucratic officiates. Based on that, we are supposed to believe Mecca was actually in the Negev.


Jun 16, Hugolane rated it liked it Shelves: Culturally, the inherent universality of Hellenistic civilisation had of course been demonstrated by its adoption on the part of the Romans. But here again, this case needs to be qualified by an attempt to sketch in the evolution which the concepts underwent in Hagarism before achieving their definitive Islamic form.

Hagarism; The Making Of The Islamic World Crone, Cook

More argument hagaris, evidence, it suffers all the problems of intellectual history, including reification and logical traps. Although they [the Ishmaelites] were ready to accept this close kinship, they [the Jews] nevertheless could not convince the mass of the people, because their cults were different.

You may send this item to up to five recipients. The point of such a tenet is obvious enough.

Finally, there has been much development in the maknig of historiography in the three and a half decades that have elapsed since the publication of this work, and it would be helpful to balance this work out against more recent publications that deal with the same areas, as such publications would have more up to islamicc research and are built upon the foundations laid by earlier works in the field.

May many read this book and of the many, may a few be called and raised up as new Crones, Cooks, and Wansbroughs, to carry on the work valiantly commenced herein.

They feared that being too influenced by Judaism might result in outright conversion and assimilation. It hagaarism in fact make some. Thus in the Koran the ‘day of redemption’ 8 has become an episode in the biography of the Prophet, identified in the Islamic tradition with the battle of Badr.

In the first place, militarisation changed the administrative structure of the empire, depriving the mandarins of the Graeco-Roman world of their monopoly on both political power and cul- tural rectitude.

In other words, we seem to have here a striking parallel to the case of Bakka. When eventually the original Aramaic sense of the term had been successfully forgotten, it acquired a harmless Arabic etymology and was held to have been conferred by the Prophet himself. Slavery after Rome, — If they got more than their maing of anxiety, it was because they were unique in having totally lost their native identities and truths to a culture which totally abdicated the responsibility of replacing them.

But for the provincials of the Near East Graeco- Roman culture was neither the inevitable nor indeed the most desirable form in which civilisation could present itself on earth; and if cultural permissiveness had enabled them to or their own identity, cultural imperiousness now forced them to assert it actively against the metro- politan culture, or to restate it within it.


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Table of contents Preface; Part I. The ensuing relationship was problematic in two ways.

Worlld goes without saying should in this case be said: The first was our exposure to the sceptical approach of Dr John Wansbrough hte the historicity of the Islamic tradi- tion; without this influence the theory of Islamic origins set wworld in this book would never have occurred to us.

The dilemma of the Syrians was thus analogous to that of their Punic cousins in North Africa, who had similarly managed to hang on to a tenuous ethnic and linguistic distinctiveness without much else: It is also manifestly ahistorical in its admixture of Biblical ethnography and de- monstrably wrong in the role it ascribes to the Jewish refugees from Edessa.

They set out into the desert and came to Arabia, among the children of Ishmael; they mxking their help, and explained to them that they were kinsmen according to the Bible. But the Sira provides clear instances of the identification of Muhammad as the Deuteronomic prophet. In the second place, there is a good deal in habarism book that may be dis- liked by the Muslim who has lost his religious faith but retained his ancestral pride.

In both empires more integration meant more solidarity — the wars of Crassus and Orodes gave way to the crusades of Heraclius and Khusraw 49 Whither Antiquity? The Greeks and Od themselves, having invented the civilisation, came through without undue alienation from it; while the Jews, having their unique identity, could reject the civilisation without placing undue strain on their own tradi- tion. The Making of the Islamic World, Makiing Cook and Patricia Crone provide an alternative interpretation of the rise of Islam and the circumstances leading to it.

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