Slave soldiers and Islam : the genesis of a military system / Daniel Pipes.

Author
Published
  • New Haven ; London : Yale University Press [1981]
Physical description
xxx, 246 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
  • 0300024479
  • 9780300024470
Notes
  • "Based on a doctoral dissertation submitted in May 1978 to Harvard University"--Page xi.
  • "Based on a doctoral dissertation submitted in May 1978 to Harvard University.".
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-231) and index.
Contents
  • Pt. I. The Islamicate Context -- Chapter 1. What is a military slave? -- Differences from other slaves -- Is he a true slave? -- Chapter 2. Slaves in war: The historical record -- Ordinary slaves -- Military slaves -- Chapter 3. An explanation of military slavery -- A connection to Islam? -- Why Muslim subjects relinquished power -- Marginal area soldiers -- The benefits of military slavery -- Nonmilitary factors -- Conclusion -- Pt. II. Origins -- Chapter 4. The unfree in Muslim warfare, 2-205/624-820 -- Before 64/684 -- The Marwanids, 64-132/684-750 -- The first Abbasids, 129-205/747-820 Chapter 5. The first military slave system -- Systematic acquisition -- Organized training -- Professional employment -- Information on the first military slave system -- Chaper 6. How military slavery first occurred -- Pre-Islamic antecedents -- The need for marginal area soldiers -- How fighting Mawlas foreshadowed military slaves -- Conclusion -- Appendixes. 1. Slave terminology; 2. Military slavery as described in the Muslim sources; 3. The early caliphs; 4. Major military dates; 5. Sources on the first military slave system.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Sklavensoldaten.
  • text
Language
  • English

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Aga Khan Library, London: Main reading room UA853.E6 P5
University of Birmingham Libraries: OLRC (Selly Oak), Collection 297.0908625
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University of Cambridge Libraries: Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Library: Main Library A 15 158
Durham University Library: Bill Bryson Library, Level 4 355.3091767 PIP
University of East Anglia Library: UEA Main Library. Floor 01: Main shelves - Normal loan UA853.E16 PIP
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University of Essex: Albert Sloman Library HT 919
University of Exeter Library: Forum Library 956.01 PIP
University of Hull: Departmental Locations UA 853 E16 P6
LSE Library: Course collection books UA853.E16
University of Leicester Library: David Wilson Library, Floor 1 Blue Zone 355.2230917671 PIP
University of Liverpool Library: Sydney Jones Library UA853.E16.P66 2
The London Library: Science & Miscellaneous S. Slavery
University of Manchester Library: Main Library: Blue Area Floor 2 297.01472
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored onsite) H3.81.4895
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University of Oxford Libraries: Christ Church Library: Basement J/XVIII.1.42
University of Oxford Libraries: Islamic Studies Library HIS S1/2 G16
University of Oxford Libraries: Islamic Studies Library HT919 PIP 1981
University of Oxford Libraries: Oriental Institute: Nizami Ganjavi Library UA853.E16 PIP 1981
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University of York Libraries: University Library: Morrell - Ordinary HB 3.30956 PIP

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