The Idea of Idolatry and the Emergence of Islam: From Polemic to History

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The Idea of Idolatry and
the Emergence of Islam: From Polemic to History

From Polemic to History

G. R. HAWTING

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

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The Idea of Idolatry and the Emergence of Islam: From Polemic to History
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization *
  • Title Page *
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • Note on Transliteration and Dates xv
  • Abbreviations xvi
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter 1 - Religion in the Jāhiliyya: Theories and Evidence 20
  • Chapter 2 - Idols and Idolatry in the Koran 45
  • Chapter 3 - Shirk and Idolatry in Monotheist Polemic 67
  • Chapter 4 - The Tradition 88
  • Chapter 5 - Names, Tribes and Places 111
  • Chapter 6 - The Daughters of God 130
  • Conclusion 150
  • Bibliography 152
  • Index 163
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