List of Maps and Illustrations ix Preface and Acknowledgments xi Maps xiv Introduction 1 1 Origins, Foundations and Rivalries (850?1100) 15 2 An Islam of Saints and Brothers (1100?1400) 71 3 Empires, Frontiers and Renewers (1400?1800) 125 4 From Colonization to Globalization (1800?2000) 187 Glossary: A Sufi Lexicon of Arabic Terms 239 Further Reading 243 Index 245
Nile Green is professor of South Asian and Islamic history at UCLA. He has travelled and researched widely throughout the Islamic world, and has published extensively on Islamic history and Sufism.
Green s history is well organized and offers anumber of clear themes and theses. (The Journal ofThe Bulletin of the School of Oriental & African Studies, 1August 2013) A must read not only for those interested in Islamicstudies but also for those interested in world history. Summing Up: Essential. Most levels/libraries. (Choice, 1 September 2012)