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Title:Conversion to Islam in the medieval period: an essay in quantitative history
Author:Bulliet, Richard W.ISNI
City of publisher:Cambridge, MA; London
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Geographic term:Middle East
Subjects:Islamic history
Middle Ages
Abstract:Conversion and the elaboration of Islamic social institutions took place at different times in different parts of the vast territory conquered by the Arabs. This book attempts to elucidate the complex relationship between conversion and the development of Islamic society by first establishing a hypothetical timetable of conversion for medieval Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Tunesia, Syria and Spain, and then comparing those timetables with the course of historical development in each area. The findings for the six areas are finally compared with one another to reveal common features or consequences of the conversion process.