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Cook, Michael 1940-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 373 publications in 13 languages and 13,204 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Reference works  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: BP130.4, 297.12261
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Cook
The Koran, a very short introduction by Michael Cook( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Koran has constituted a remarkably resilient core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is now in its fifteenth century. In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in that of traditional Islam. He gives vivid accounts of its role in Muslim civilization, illustrates the diversity of interpretations championed by traditional and modern commentators, discusses the processes by which the book took shape, and compares it to other scriptures and classics of the historic cultures of Eurasia."--Publisher description
Muhammad by Michael Cook( Book )

45 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief history of the human race by Michael Cook( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweeping over the last 10,000 years of human history, this work addresses some of the most fascinating questions about our past. Michael Cook explores the great forces that have shaped our past - natural disasters, human ingenuity - and along the way zooms in on some of the details of history
Hagarism : the making of the Islamic world by Patricia Crone( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By examining non-Muslim sources, the authors point out the intimate link between the Jewish religion and the earliest forms of Islam."--Description provided by publisher
Studies in the economic history of the Middle East: from the rise of Islam to the present day by Michael Cook( Book )

25 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commanding right and forbidding wrong in Islamic thought by Michael Cook( Book )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What kind of duty do we have to try to stop other people doing wrong? The question is intelligible in just about any culture, but few of them seek to answer it in a rigorous fashion. The most striking exception is found in the Islamic tradition, where 'commanding right' and 'forbidding wrong' is a central moral tenet already mentioned in the Koran. As an historian of Islam whose research has ranged widely over space and time, Michael Cook is well placed to interpret this complex subject. His book represents the first sustained attempt to map the history of Islamic reflection on this obligation. It covers the origins of Muslim thinking about 'forbidding wrong', the relevant doctrinal developments over the centuries, and its significance in Sunni and Shi'ite thought today. In this way the book contributes to the understanding of Islamic thought, its relevance to contemporary Islamic politics and ideology, and raises fundamental questions for the comparative study of ethics.--Publisher description
A History of the Ottoman Empire to 1730 : chapters from the Cambridge history of Islam and the New Cambridge modern history by M. A Cook( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forbidding wrong in Islam : an introduction by Michael Cook( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Cook's classic study, Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought (Cambridge, 2001), reflected upon the Islamic injunction to forbid wrongdoing. This book is a short, accessible survey of the same material. Using Islamic history to illustrate his argument, Cook unravels the complexities of the subject by demonstrating how the past informs the present. At the book's core is an important message about the values of Islamic traditions and their relevance in the modern world
Early Muslim dogma : a source-critical study by Michael Cook( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The key sources for the reconstruction of the early history of Muslim dogma are a group of texts ascribed to authors of the late first century of the Hijra. These texts bear on two major doctrinal controversies, the Murji'ite and the Qadarite, raising issues related on the one hand to the judgement of the events of the First Civil War, and on the other to the dilemma of predestination and free will. Part I and II of this study present a new source for the early history of the Murji'a, and argue new positions regarding the early doctrine and politics of the movement. Parts III and IV are an investigation of the authenticity and dating of this and half a dozen similar sources; the issues thereby raised are fundamental for the history of Muslim dogma, and have ramifications for the study of early Muslim history at large. The book also discusses the origin of particular Muslim doctrines in the religious and intellectual trends of late antiquity
Ancient religions, modern politics : the Islamic case in comparative perspective by Michael Cook( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why does Islam play a larger role in contemporary politics than other religions? Is there something about the Islamic heritage that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other faiths to invoke it in their political life? If so, what is it? Ancient Religions, Modern Politics seeks to answer these questions by examining the roles of Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity in modern political life, placing special emphasis on the relevance--or irrelevance--of their heritages to today's social and political concerns. Michael Cook takes an in-depth, comparative look at political identity, social values, attitudes to warfare, views about the role of religion in various cultural domains, and conceptions of the polity. In all these fields he finds that the Islamic heritage offers richer resources for those engaged in current politics than either the Hindu or the Christian heritages. He uses this finding to explain the fact that, despite the existence of Hindu and Christian counterparts to some aspects of Islamism, the phenomenon as a whole is unique in the world today. The book also shows that fundamentalism--in the sense of a determination to return to the original sources of the religion--is politically more adaptive for Muslims than it is for Hindus or Christians. A sweeping comparative analysis by one of the world's leading scholars of premodern Islam, Ancient Religions, Modern Politics sheds important light on the relationship between the foundational texts of these three great religious traditions and the politics of their followers today"--
The new Cambridge history of Islam( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 5 of The New Cambridge History of Islam examines the history of Muslim societies from 1800 to the present. Francis Robinson, a leading historian of Islam, has brought together a team of scholars with a broad range of expertise to explore how Muslims responded to the challenges of Western conquest adn domination across the last two hundred years. As their contributions reveal, the social, economic, political and historical circumstances which influenced these responses have, in many instances and in different parts of the world, empowered Muslim societies and encouraged transformation and religious revival. The volume offers a fascinating glimpse into the local dimensions of that revival and how, by extension, regional connections have been forged. Synthesizing the academic research of the past thirty years, as well as offering substantial guidance for further study, this book is the starting-point for all those who wish to have a serious understanding of modern Muslim societies
Population pressure in rural Anatolia, 1450-1600 by Michael Cook( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the origins of early Islamic culture and tradition by Michael Cook( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law and tradition in classical Islamic thought : studies in honor of Professor Hossein Modarressi by Michael Cook( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection brings together the work of some of the most prominent legal scholars and historians of Islam. The assembled articles cover a wide range of issues from debates over the Qur'anic text and issues of law to vibrant intellectual exchanges in philosophy and history. Taken together, these articles develop key inquiries surrounding Islamic law and tradition in unique ways. They also exemplify a critical development in the field of Islamic studies over the last few decades: the proliferation of methodological approaches that employ a broad variety of sources to analyze social and political developments in classical Islam"--
The Islamic scholarly tradition : studies in history, law, and thought in honor of Professor Michael Allan Cook( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume contains highly original articles on Islamic history, law, and thought, each either proposing new hypotheses or readjusting existing ones. The contributions range from studies in the formulation of the pre-Islamic Arabian calendar to notes on the "blood-money group" in Islamic law, and to transformations in Arabic logic in the post-Avicennan period. Prepared by former students of Michael A. Cook, to whom this volume is dedicated, these studies not only shed new light on the development of the Islamic scholarly tradition from various perspectives, but together they also represent the honoree's vast, profound, and continuing impact on the field. This collection of highly empirical articles is intended for scholars and students specializing in various subfields within Islamic Studies. -- Back cover
The new Cambridge history of Islam by Ma. Isabel Fierro( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume looks at the history of the Western Islamic lands from the political fragmentation of the 11th century to the beginnings of European colonialism towards the end of the 18th century. It embraces a vast area from al-Andalus and North Africa to Arabia and the lands of the Ottomans
The new Cambridge history of Islam by Robert Irwin( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume traces the second great expansion of the Islamic world eastwards from the eleventh century to the eighteenth. As the faith crossed cultural boundaries, the trader and the mystic became as important as the soldier and the administrator. Distinctive Islamic idioms began to emerge from other great linguistic traditions apart from Arabic, especially in Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Swahili, Malay and Chinese. The Islamic world transformed and absorbed new influences. As the essays in this collection demonstrate, three major features distinguish the time and place from both earlier and modern experiences of Islam. Firstly, the steppe tribal peoples of central Asia had a decisive impact on the Islamic lands. Secondly, Islam expanded along the trade routes of the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. Thirdly, Islam interacted with Asian spirituality, including Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Taoism and Shamanism. It was during this period that Islam became a truly world religion
The new Cambridge history of Islam by Robert W Hefner( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unparalleled in its thematic and geographical scope, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of Muslim culture and society since 1800
The new Cambridge history of Islam by Francis Robinson( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unparalleled in its thematic and geographical scope, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of Muslim culture and society since 1800
De mens : 10.000 jaar geschiedenis by Michael Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Koran, a very short introduction
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مايكل كوك، 1940-

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کوک، م. ا.

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MuhammadA brief history of the human raceStudies in the economic history of the Middle East: from the rise of Islam to the present dayCommanding right and forbidding wrong in Islamic thoughtA History of the Ottoman Empire to 1730 : chapters from the Cambridge history of Islam and the New Cambridge modern historyForbidding wrong in Islam : an introductionEarly Muslim dogma : a source-critical studyThe new Cambridge history of Islam