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Time in Early Modern Islam

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Mirza Firuz Shah

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Subject:

History

Subclass:

Timured/Mughal

Reign:

Shah Jahan 1627–1658

Subject Year (Time):

1639

Author:

Stephen P. Blake

Volume:

-

Edition:

-

Publisher & Place:

Cambridge

Publisher Date:

1639

Languages:

English

ISBN 10|13:

9781107030237

Royal Mughal Ref:

ARC-1000001-2572

Description

TIME IN EARLY MODERN ISLAM

The prophet Muhammad and the early Islamic community radically redefined the concept of time that they had inherited from earlier religions' beliefs and practices. This new temporal system, based on a lunar calendar and era, was complex and required sophistication and accuracy. From the ninth to the sixteenth century, it was the Muslim astronomers of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires, and not those of Europe, who were responsible for the major advances in mathematics, astronomy, and astrology. Stephen Blake's fascinating study compares the Islamic concept of time, and its historical and cultural significance, across these three great empires. Each empire, while mindful of earlier models, created a new temporal system, fashioning a new solar calendar and era and a new round of rituals and ceremonies from the cultural resources at hand. The hysteria that accompanied the end of the first Islamic millennium in 1591 also created a unique collection of apocalyptic prophets and movements in each empire. The early modern history follows the late Middle Ages of the post-classical era. This book contributes not only to our understanding of the Muslim temporal system, but also to our appreciation of the influence of Islamic science on the Western world.

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