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Gordon, Matthew

Overview
Works: 50 works in 205 publications in 10 languages and 6,455 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  History  Biographies  Military history  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: BP161.2, 297
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matthew Gordon
Islam by Matthew Gordon( Book )

41 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of Islam chronicling the religion's impact historically and in the modern world and discussing its origins, basic beliefs, structure, places of worship, and rites of passage
Islam : origins, practices, holy texts, sacred persons, sacred places by Matthew Gordon( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,234 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 )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 862 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 )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 485 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
Concubines and courtesans : women and slavery in Islamic history( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 308 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( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in Portuguese and English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of the current president of Lebanon and that of his predecessor, who was his brother
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 )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 228 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
Hafez al-Assad by Matthew Gordon( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in Spanish and English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the military leader who became president of Syria in 1970
The Works of Ibn Wāḍiḥ al-Yaʻqūbı̄ : an English translation by Aḥmad ibn Abī Yaʻqūb Yaʻqūbī( )

24 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Works of Ibn Wāḍiḥ al-Yaʻqūbī' contains a fully annotated translation of the extant writings of Abū al-ʻAbbās al-Yaʻqūbī, a Muslim imperial official and polymath of the third/ninth century, along with an introduction to these works and a biographical sketch of their author. The most important of the works are the History (Taʼrīkh) and his Geography (Kitāb al-buldān). The works also contains a new translation of al-Yaʻqūbī's political essay (Mushākalat al-nās) and a set of fragmentary texts drawn from other Arabic medieval works. Al-Yaʻqūbī's writings are among the earliest surviving Arabic-language works of the Islamic period, and thus offer an invaluable body of evidence on patterns of early Islamic history, social and economic organization, and cultural production"Cover page 4 of volume 3
Understanding Islam : origins, beliefs, practices, holy texts, sacred places by Matthew Gordon( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise and accessible Introduction to IsIam, highlighting its development and key principles and offering a balanced view of its role in the world today
Franco-Arab encounters : studies in memory of David C. Gordon( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge world history of violence by Matthew Gordon( )

8 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence permeated much of social life across the vast geographical space of the European, American, Asian and Islamic lands and through the broad sweep of what is often termed the Middle Millennium (roughly 500 to 1500). Focusing on four contexts in which violence occurred across this huge area, the contributors to this volume explore the formation of centralised polities through war and conquest; institution building and ideological expression by these same polities; control of extensive trade networks; and the emergence and dominance of religious ecumenes. Attention is also given to the idea of how theories of violence are relevant to the specific historical circumstances discussed in the volume's chapters. A final section on the depiction of violence, both visual and literary, demonstrates the ubiquity of societal efforts to confront meanings of violence during this longue durée
The Works of Ibn Wāḍiḥ Al-Yaʿqūbī (Volume 2) An English Translation by Matthew Gordon( )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 93 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 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette présentation, à la fois accessible et précise, de l'une des grandes traditions religieuses de l'humanité s'organise autour de neuf thèmes essentiels : origines et développement historique, aspects du divin, textes sacrés, personnages sacrés, principes éthiques, lieux sacrés, rites et fêtes, mort et vie dans l'au-delà, société et religion. Chacun de ces thèmes est illustré par des extraits d'oeuvres historiques, dont un commentaire de l'auteur éclaire le sens en les replaçant dans leur contexte
Islam : oorsprong, geloof, gebruiken, heilige teksten, gewijde plaatsen by Matthew Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge world history of violence( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam : world religions by Matthew Gordon( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of Islam chronicling the religion's impact historically and in the modern world and discussing its origins, basic beliefs, structure, places of worship, and rites of passage
Khomeini by Matthew Gordon( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Portuguese and held by 8 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
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

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

Gordon, Matthew 1957-

Gordon, Matthew S.

Gordon, Matthew S., 1957-

M.S.ゴードン

고든, 매튜 S

ゴードン, マシュウ・S

マシュウ・S・ゴードン

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