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Gordon, Matthew

Overview
Works: 22 works in 113 publications in 11 languages and 6,009 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Military history  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BP161.2, 297
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Most widely held works by Matthew Gordon
Islam by Matthew Gordon( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thorough survey of the beliefs, texts, rituals, and politics of Islam
Islam : origins, practices, holy texts, sacred persons, sacred places by Matthew Gordon( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From angry street demonstrations in the Middle East to the terrorism of Osama bin Laden, the news is filled with images of Islam as a militant and rabidly anti-American religion. Now, in this lavishly illustrated volume, Mathew Gordon offers a different view, in a clear and informative guide to virtually every aspect of Islam. Gordon begins with a historical overview of Islam, from the divine revelations Muhammad received in Mecca to the triumphant rule of the Caliphs
Ayatollah Khomeini by Matthew Gordon( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated biography of the Islamic religious leader who became the chief political figure in Iran after the overthrow of the shah in 1979
The rise of Islam by Matthew Gordon( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The birth of Islam in the 7th century and its subsequent outward expansion from the Arab world has been one of the most influential occurrences in world history. During its first few decades, the new faith inspired conquests from Spain to northern India. In this study, the author tracks the rise of Islam from its 7th century beginnings with the life of the Prophet Muhammad to the collapse of the Islamic empire in the early 10th century. He demonstrates how a sophisticated new religion and society emerged to become one of the world's most vital and sustained cultures." "The opening chapter provides an outline of the history of early Islamic society over a period of roughly three centuries, from the early 7th to the early 10th centuries, concentrating on pre-Islamic Arab countries and the life of the Prophet. Subsequent chapters treat Arab-Islamic conquests; the early Islamic empire; and society and religion, particularly in the early Abbasid period (750-925 C.E.). The spread of urbanization throughout the early Islamic world is highlighted. Fifteen brief biographies of key figures such as Qur'an commentators, empire-building caliphs, scholars, and military leaders help to add a personal human element to the data, and 15 translated primary documents ranging from key Qur'annic passages to contemporary accounts of military campaigns bring the history to life. A glossary of terms, a timeline, and selected bibliography aid student research. The work is fully indexed."--Jacket
The Gemayels by Matthew Gordon( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of the current president of Lebanon and that of his predecessor, who was his brother
Hafez al-Assad by Matthew Gordon( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the military leader who became president of Syria in 1970
The breaking of a thousand swords : a history of the Turkish military of Samarra, A.H. 200-275/815-889 C.E. by Matthew Gordon( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It considers: the encounter of the Turks as rough, non-Muslim outsiders, with the sedentary, urbane world of Baghdad: the closely related encounter of the Turks with the Islamic tradition in its urban, scholarly guise; the settlement of the Turks, in Baghdad then in Samarra, through the use of land grants and appointments of office; the impact upon the affairs of the Turkish community of not only a military ranking but of a socio-political hierarchy as well; the construction by the Turkish elite of an elaborate network of patronage and support, both within urban Iraq and throughtout the provinces (Egypt in particular): and the emergence, and impact, of factionalism within the community."--Jacket
Understanding Islam : origins, beliefs, practices, holy texts, sacred places by Matthew Gordon( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franco-Arab encounters : studies in memory of David C. Gordon( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entender el Islam : orígenes, creencias, prácticas, textos sagrados, lugares sagrados by Matthew Gordon( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam : oorsprong, geloof, gebruiken, heilige teksten, gewijde plaatsen by Matthew Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam : origines, croyances, rituels, textes sacrés, lieux du sacré by Matthew Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The breaking of a thousand swords : a history of the Turkish community of Sāmarrā (218-264 A.H./833-877 C.E.) by Matthew Gordon( )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ke mei ni by Ge deng( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capire l'Islam by Matthew Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam: world religions by Matthew Gordon( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khomeini by Matthew Gordon( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in Portuguese and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated biography of the Islamic religius leader who became the chief political figure in Iran after the overthrow of the shah in 1979
Concubines and courtesans : women and slavery in Islamic history( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concubines and Courtesans: Women and Slavery in Islamic History contains sixteen essays on enslaved and freed women across medieval and pre-modern Islamic social history. The essays consider questions of slavery, gender, social networking, cultural production, sexuality, Islamic family law, and religion in the shaping of Near Eastern and Islamic society over time
The Gemayels by Matthew Gordon( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Examines the life of the current president of Lebanon and that of his predecessor, who was his brother
Civilizations past & present by Robert R Edgar( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Islam : origins, practices, holy texts, sacred persons, sacred places
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Gordon, Matthew

Gordon, Matthew S.

고든, 매튜

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Islam : origins, practices, holy texts, sacred persons, sacred placesAyatollah KhomeiniThe rise of IslamThe GemayelsThe breaking of a thousand swords : a history of the Turkish military of Samarra, A.H. 200-275/815-889 C.E.Understanding Islam : origins, beliefs, practices, holy texts, sacred placesEntender el Islam : orígenes, creencias, prácticas, textos sagrados, lugares sagradosIslam: world religionsKhomeini