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Cook, Michael 1940-

Works: 52 works in 444 publications in 13 languages and 13,666 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Reference works  Introductions  Commentaries  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Cook
Commanding right and forbidding wrong in Islamic thought by Michael Cook( )

49 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,582 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
Forbidding wrong in Islam : an introduction by Michael Cook( )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,850 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
The Koran : a very short introduction by Michael Cook( Book )

46 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,611 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."
The Islamic scholarly tradition : studies in history, law, and thought in honor of Professor Michael Allan Cook( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,268 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
Muhammad by Michael Cook( Book )

45 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A global account of how and why human history unfolded as it did from the rise of agriculture to the fall of the Twin Towers. Cook sifts the human career on earth for the most telling nuggets and then uses them to elucidate the whole
Hagarism : the making of the Islamic world by Patricia Crone( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 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 )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of the Ottoman Empire to 1730 : chapters from the Cambridge history of Islam and the New Cambridge modern history by Michael Cook( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient religions, modern politics : the Islamic case in comparative perspective by Michael Cook( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 472 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."--[Source inconnue]
Early Muslim dogma : a source-critical study by Michael Cook( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 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
The new Cambridge history of Islam( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Cambridge History of Islam is a comprehensive history of Islamic civilization, tracing its development from its beginnings in seventh-century Arabia to its wide and varied presence in the globalised world of today. The six volumes reflect the geographical distribution and the cultural, social and religious diversity of the peoples of the Muslim world. Four volumes cover historical developments and two are devoted to themes that cut across geographical and chronological divisions, ranging from social, political and economic relations to the arts, literature and learning. Each volume's introduction sets the scene for the ensuing chapters and examines relationships with adjacent civilizations. Written by a team combining established authorities and rising scholars in the field, this will be the standard reference for students, scholars and all those with inquiring minds for years to come
Population pressure in rural Anatolia, 1450-1600 by Michael Cook( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam and its past : Jahiliyya, late antiquity, and the Qur'an by Carol Bakhos( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together scholars to consider Islamic revelation, with particular focus on the Qur'an. The collection provides a wide-ranging survey of the development and current state of Qur'anic studies in the Western academy. The issue is what we can learn in this way about the manner in which the 'polytheists' of the Qur'an related to the Jewish and Christian traditions: were they Godfearers in the sense familiar from the study of ancient Judaism? It looks at the Qur'an as a text of Late Antiquity, not just considering those features of it that could be seen as normal in that context, but also identifying what is innovative about it against the Late Antique background. Here the focus is on the 'believers' rather than the 'polytheists'. The volume also engages in different ways with notions of monotheism in pre-Islamic Arabia. This collection provides a broad survey of what has been happening in the field and concrete illustrations of some of the more innovative lines of research that have recently been pursued
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 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together essays on topics related to Islamic law, this book is composed of articles by prominent legal scholars and historians of Islam. The authors cover a wide swath of issues, ranging from a detailed examination of Shi'i traditions governing legal interpretations about everyday affairs like prayer to the intellectual exchanges between Jewish and Muslim scholars of medieval Islamic tradition on works of logic. Taken together, these articles develop key inquiries concerning Islamic law in unique ways. They also exemplify a critical development in the field of Islamic Studies over the last few years: the proliferation of methodological approaches that employ a broad variety of sources to analyze social and political developments"--
The new Cambridge history of Islam by Ma. Isabel Fierro( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 57 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

The themes treated in this volume include religion and law, conversion, Islam's relationship with the natural world, governance and politics, caliphs and kings, philosophy, science, medicine, language, art, architecture, literature, music and even cookery
The new Cambridge history of Islam by Chase F Robinson( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume surveys the political and cultural history of Islam from its late antique origins until the 11th century. The book provides an overview of the physical and political geography of the late antique Middle East and provides a cutting-edge discussion of the sources and controversies of early Islamic history
The Islamic world in the age of Western dominance by Francis Robinson( Book )

7 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
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The Koran : a very short introduction
Forbidding wrong in Islam : an introductionThe Koran : a very short introductionThe Islamic scholarly tradition : studies in history, law, and thought in honor of Professor Michael Allan CookMuhammadA brief history of the human raceStudies in the economic history of the Middle East: from the rise of Islam to the present dayA History of the Ottoman Empire to 1730 : chapters from the Cambridge history of Islam and the New Cambridge modern historyEarly Muslim dogma : a source-critical study
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