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 Islamic civilization that Hodgson created and taught for many years at the University of Chicago.
In the second work of this three-volume set, Hodgson investigates the establishment of an international Islamic civilization through about 1500. This includes a theoretical discussion of cultural patterning in the Islamic world and the Occident.
"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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Book Description Univ. of Chicago Pr, Chicago, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Later printing. Complete in 3 volumes. c. 1982-1985, Later printings. Paperbacks, octavos. 532, 609, 469 pp. Illustrated in b&w. All very good with minor edgewear and wrinkling to spine-ends. Faint toning to rear wraps. Small area of rubbing to rear wrap of vol. 3. All contents clean and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # d0010894
Book Description University Of Chicago Press, 1974. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0226346773-2-4