Patronate And Patronage in Early And Classical Islam

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Monique Bernards, John Abdallah Nawas
BRILL, 2005 - History - 511 pages
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This book deals with patronate and patronage ("wal?'") of early and classical Islam. Though "Webster's Third" has the term "mawla," the concept remains very difficult to come to grips with. Fourteen contributions by renowned scholars analyze the social and cultural phenomenon of "wal?'" from various angles. As a whole, the book conveys what we presently know about patronate and patronage during the first four centuries of Islam. Inasmuch as the contributors have used different methods - from a close rereading of primary sources to the application of social theory and quantitative analysis - the book additionally offers an overview of methodologies current in the field of Islamic Studies.
  

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Contents

Alliances in Islam
1
Were the Jewish tribes in Arabia clients of Arab tribes?
50
The origin and development of the Islamic patronate
70
Patronate in Shīite law
134
An early Shīite view
167
Mawālī and muwalladūn in alAndalus
195
Conversionbased patronage and onomastic evidence in early Islam
246
The economic status of the mawālī
263
Mawālī and music
326
Some observations
349
THE mawālī and early Arabic historiography
370
The contribution of mawālī to the Arabic linguistic tradition
426
A profile of the mawālī ulamā
454
List of Contributors
481
Index
485
Copyright

AnonArab takeover?
278

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About the author (2005)

Monique Bernards is Lecturer in Arabic at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She is a specialist in the history of the theory of Arabic grammar. Her publications include Changing Traditions. Al-Mubarrad's Refutation of Sibawayh & the Subsequent Reception of the Kitab. She was also assistant editor of the five-volume Encyclopaedia of the Qu'ran.John Nawas is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium. He has written on the religio-political and social history of classical Islam with focus on the caliphate and the ulama. Also an Assistant Editor of the Encyclopaedia of the Qu'ran, he is now one of the four Executive Editors of the Encyclopaedia of Islam. Third Edition.

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