Patricia Crone & Michael Cook HAGARISM The Making of the Islamic World HAGARISM THE MAKING OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD PATRICIA CRONE SENIOR . Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. That is one reason why copies of “Hagarism”, Ms Crone’s first book, long out of print, now sell for hundreds of dollars. It was published in

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Given the consistency of the accounts about the rise of Islam, it seems that there is not much reason to doubt the authenticity of these narratives, except one crucial feature of the Islamic sources: The rhetoric of these authors may be an obstacle for many readers, for their argument is conveyed through a dizzying and unrelenting array of allusions, metaphors, and analogies.

However, there is always the risk of placing too much emphasis upon influences from earlier sources, which makes it seem that Islam is nothing more than a mixture of old ideas, and has not contributed anything original. The impact of foreign conquest on this variety of small-scale identities was correspondingly destructive.

Roman law had nothing to do with the Islamic expression of any of this.

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From that, everyone knows that Muslim law is Judaic at its base, as anyone who has witnessed an Iranian stoning can attest. Thirdly, there is a difference of language. What concerns us about 27 Whence Islam? Al-Asiri August 23, at 5: But equally the low level of cultural integration characteristic especially of the Graeco- Roman and Parthian empires had ensured that none of them had com- pletely disappeared.

Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World

In other words, the accepted standard text is deliberately adapted in minor ways to emphasis particular themes, a very common Muslim practise while delivering speeches or making references to Quranic passages in inscriptions, coins etc.

At this time there was an Ishmaelite called Mahmet,- 17 hagarsim merchant; he presented himself to them as though at God’s com- mand, as a preacher, as the way of truth, and taught them to know the God 6 Judto-Hagarism of Abraham, for he was very well-informed, and very well-acquainted with the story of Moses.

Each presents the same binary structure of a sacred city closely associated with 3 nearby holy mountain, and in each case the fundamental rite is a pilgrimage from the city to the mountain. In the first place the patriarchate of Antioch was no monarchy: The quondam barbarians thus acquired a crond in the government of the empire, while the imperial government conversely acquired greater local ramifications.


In a recent essay, Angelika Neuwirth acknowledges the current reality as follows: There is, however, no reason to include in these outlines the rabbinical culture which is so pronounced a feature of classical Islam. Michigan State Law Review,p. On this basis it can plausibly be argued that the book is the product bagarism the belated and imper- fect editing of materials from a plurality of traditions.

Michael Cook, likewise, writes http: All that re- mained of the peoples of the children of Israel came to join diem, and they con- stituted a hagariam army.

The Umayyads were branded as kings, their policy as tyranny, their taxation as extortion, 41 their conquests as tajmir, 42 and their beliefs as impiety; only the losing parties in the civil wars of the period stood any chance of retrospective sanctification. I was lost with such frequent unfamiliar terms and politics.

Over and above these debts of execution, we would also like to put on hagatism what we owe to two influences without which this book could hardly have been conceived.

Finally, we have set out with a certain recklessness to create a coherent architectonic of ideas in a field over much of which scholarship has yet to dig the foundations.

In con- ceptual terms the key to their suvival lay in the primitive religious identity already delineated in Judeo-Hagarism, and in particular in the Prophet’s invocation of the God of Abraham in order to present an alien mono- theism to the Arabs as their ancestral faith. The Making of the Islamic World, Michael Cook and Patricia Crone provide an alternative interpretation of the rise of Islam and the circumstances leading to it.

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If you are a seller for hagarissm product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In early Hagarism the idea of ‘exodus’ had constituted the central duty of the faith, and at the same time provided its adherents with a name.

Three points suggest that it is. The major theme of Crone’s scholarly life was the fundamental questioning of the historicity of Islamic sources about the beginnings of Islam.

Now seeing their prophet in the mirror of Moses, the Believers also needed a context, a sacred geography in which Quran was revealed to Muhammad, in other words, they needed to create their own Mount Sinai.


The historicity of the Islamic tradition is thus to some degree problematic: It is here that the abiding structural legacy of Samaritanism to Islam is to be found, despite the complexities induced by a variety of secondary inter- actions, in the form of a remarkable pair of Hagarene caiques. Medina was, so to speak, held constant, while the sacred conquest shifted from Jerusalem to Mecca.

The fusion was nicely expressed in a rcinterpretation of the idea of the caliphate: In both empires more integration meant more solidarity — the wars of Crassus and Orodes gave way to the crusades of Heraclius and Khusraw 49 Whither Antiquity? This Meccan resilience is surprising: Cultural pluralism is of course always a destructive phenomenon, and nobody in late antiquity came through it entirely unscathed.

As a serious, scholarly attempt to open up a new, exploratory path of Islamic history, the book has already engendered much This is a paperback edition of a controversial study of the origins of Islamic civilisation, first published in Zoroastrianism was formed in a milieu dominated by the ethnic con- frontation of Iran and Turan.

Crone, who is presently at Cambridge University, will be in residence at the Institute as of the beginning of the fall term in September “.

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But there was also tragic development in the apparent circularity. The corresponding Judaic terms are dd at usually but not always individual and severa general, but often accompanied by the verb savar introduc- ing individual views see Bacher, Exegetische Terminologie, s. It is here that the authors present their thesis that there are no cogent grounds for accepting the historicity of the Islamic tradition, and that because of the unreliability of these traditions, it is necessary to step outside of them and start over with non-Islamic sources, such as the writings of Jews and Christians living around the time of the conquests pg.

The Hidden Origins of Islam: In the first place, Zoroastrianism lived in easy symbiosis with the Magian priesthood ; and the Magi could contribute to the realisation of the national potential of Zoroastrianism in two ways.