SUMMARY Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World
DOWNLOAD Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub From the time of its birth in Mecca in the 7th century CE Islam and the Islamic world rapidly expanded outward extending to Spain and West Africa in the west and to Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent in the east An examination of the daily life in these Islamic regions provides insight into a civilized powerful and economically stable culture where large metropolitan centers such as Damascus Baghdad and Cairo thrived in many areas including intellectual and scientific inuiry In contrast with medieval Europe there is little common knowledge in the West of the culture and history of t. Re read the title because the next time you ll see anything resembling it is on page 88 Lindsay gives precious few details on actual day to day activities and he had 800 years spanning 3 continents to do it Factoids sparsed out Yemen the Arabia Felix or Happy Arabia of classical geographers was exceptional in just about everything Unlike the Bedouin who lived in tents or the residents of the oasis settlements of Hadiz Yemen built dams in the valleys in order to catch annual monsoon rains produced an agricultural bounty simply impossible elsewhere in the peninsulaPaper production exploded the first paper mill in the Islamic world was established in Baghdad in 794 95 its many uses spread from Baghdad throughout the region and ultimately via Muslim Spain to EuropeMedieval Islamic rulers minted three types of coins a gold coin was called a dinar a silver coin was called a dirham and a base metal coin usually copper was generally called a falsSince at any given time one could find merchants from a host of Afro Eurasian cities in the markets of the medieval Islamic world one of the most important men in any market was the sayrafi usually translated as money changerBecause weighing individual coins was a rather tedious and time consuming affair it was standard practice for coins to be bought and sold in purses that were sealed by the government assaying office with the exact weight indicated on the outsideLike the sayrafi the muhtasib or market inspector was essential to the smooth functioning of markets that public morality in the very public space of the market was upheldThe diet of even the lowliest peasant in the medieval Islamic world was generally varied and uite healthy certainly far healthier than what most classes had access to in EuropeIn the countryside women generally ground the flour In the cities there were mills that ground flour for sale Some urban marriage contracts have survived that specify that the bride usually from a wealthy family was to be exempt from grinding flour Since only the wealthiest individuals could afford to have an oven built into their residences foods prepared at home had to be taken to a local bake house There were shops that sold breads pastries and sweetmeats as well as restaurants where one could purchase all sorts of prepared dishesAncient Greek Persian and Sanskrit works on philosophy medicine mathematics astronomy geography and other sciences were translated into Arabic between the 8th and 10th centuriesThe 9th century mathematician al Khwarazmi played a major role in the introduction of Hindu numerals into the Islamic world This numbering system was later adopted and modified in the west in what are now known as Arabic numerals Cheetahs were often used when hunting larger game such as gazelles antelopes deer wild donkeys and wild boarAs sharia developed the uranic punishment of lashing was changed to death by stoning a punishment that parallels the Biblical practiceREAD ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ James E. Lindsay
DOWNLOAD Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub His vibrant world as different from our own in terms of the political religious and social values it possessed as it is similar in terms of the underlying human situation that supports such values This book provides an intimate look into the daily life of the medieval Islamic world and is thus an invaluable resource for students and general readers alike interested in understanding this world so different and yet so connected to our ownChapters include discussions of the major themes of medieval Islamic history; Arabia the world of Islamic origins; warfare and politics; the major cities o.
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DOWNLOAD Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub F Damascus Baghdad and Cairo; religious rituals and worship; and a section on curious and entertaining information Author James E Lindsay further provides a focused look at the daily lives of urban Muslims during this time period and of their interactions with Jews Christians and other Muslims Timelines tables including a calendar conversion to align the Islamic lunar and the Christian solar dates and a dynastic table highlighting the major genealogies of the ancient ruling families a bibliography and a glossary of important dates and technical terms are also provided to assist the reader.
- Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World
- James E. Lindsay
- 17 March 2020