A historical view of the (re)formation of markets in the context of Islamic capitalism (7th -13th centuries)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Abstract

Following a Weberian approach, in this paper, I expand on Islam and discuss that religion itself is one of the main causes that historically paved the way for the rapid development of markets in the Medieval Islamic period. Contrary to general belief, that there is an essential and philosophical discrepancy between Islam and secularity, I argue that secularity itself is embedded within the discourse and practice of Islam. Religious secularity is as much a cause of the rise of socio-economic development and market expansions as it is the consequence of them. I discuss that, through creating economic and socio-cultural values, markets not only did not push religion out of public sphere, but they further strengthened the foundations of religion.

Conference

Conference1st Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop
CityStockholm, Sweden
Period3/06/104/06/10

Fingerprint

Capitalism
Religion
Islam
Secularity
Causes
Medieval Period
Islamic Period
Discourse
Public Sphere
Economics
Rise
Economic Development
Cultural Values

Keywords

  • Islam
  • markets
  • capitalism
  • secularity
  • secularization
  • religion
  • religiosity
  • values

Cite this

Jafari, A. (2010). A historical view of the (re)formation of markets in the context of Islamic capitalism (7th -13th centuries). Paper presented at 1st Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop, Stockholm, Sweden, .
Jafari, Aliakbar. / A historical view of the (re)formation of markets in the context of Islamic capitalism (7th -13th centuries). Paper presented at 1st Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop, Stockholm, Sweden, .
@conference{2de480f1463c497a80430046a1c2edb2,
title = "A historical view of the (re)formation of markets in the context of Islamic capitalism (7th -13th centuries)",
abstract = "Following a Weberian approach, in this paper, I expand on Islam and discuss that religion itself is one of the main causes that historically paved the way for the rapid development of markets in the Medieval Islamic period. Contrary to general belief, that there is an essential and philosophical discrepancy between Islam and secularity, I argue that secularity itself is embedded within the discourse and practice of Islam. Religious secularity is as much a cause of the rise of socio-economic development and market expansions as it is the consequence of them. I discuss that, through creating economic and socio-cultural values, markets not only did not push religion out of public sphere, but they further strengthened the foundations of religion.",
keywords = "Islam, markets, capitalism, secularity, secularization, religion, religiosity, values",
author = "Aliakbar Jafari",
year = "2010",
month = "6",
language = "English",
note = "1st Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop ; Conference date: 03-06-2010 Through 04-06-2010",

}

Jafari, A 2010, 'A historical view of the (re)formation of markets in the context of Islamic capitalism (7th -13th centuries)' Paper presented at 1st Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop, Stockholm, Sweden, 3/06/10 - 4/06/10, .

A historical view of the (re)formation of markets in the context of Islamic capitalism (7th -13th centuries). / Jafari, Aliakbar.

2010. Paper presented at 1st Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop, Stockholm, Sweden, .

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

TY - CONF

T1 - A historical view of the (re)formation of markets in the context of Islamic capitalism (7th -13th centuries)

AU - Jafari, Aliakbar

PY - 2010/6

Y1 - 2010/6

N2 - Following a Weberian approach, in this paper, I expand on Islam and discuss that religion itself is one of the main causes that historically paved the way for the rapid development of markets in the Medieval Islamic period. Contrary to general belief, that there is an essential and philosophical discrepancy between Islam and secularity, I argue that secularity itself is embedded within the discourse and practice of Islam. Religious secularity is as much a cause of the rise of socio-economic development and market expansions as it is the consequence of them. I discuss that, through creating economic and socio-cultural values, markets not only did not push religion out of public sphere, but they further strengthened the foundations of religion.

AB - Following a Weberian approach, in this paper, I expand on Islam and discuss that religion itself is one of the main causes that historically paved the way for the rapid development of markets in the Medieval Islamic period. Contrary to general belief, that there is an essential and philosophical discrepancy between Islam and secularity, I argue that secularity itself is embedded within the discourse and practice of Islam. Religious secularity is as much a cause of the rise of socio-economic development and market expansions as it is the consequence of them. I discuss that, through creating economic and socio-cultural values, markets not only did not push religion out of public sphere, but they further strengthened the foundations of religion.

KW - Islam

KW - markets

KW - capitalism

KW - secularity

KW - secularization

KW - religion

KW - religiosity

KW - values

UR - http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=681#2278

UR - http://www.eiasm.org/userfiles/file/IMSW-Programme.doc

M3 - Paper

ER -

Jafari A. A historical view of the (re)formation of markets in the context of Islamic capitalism (7th -13th centuries). 2010. Paper presented at 1st Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop, Stockholm, Sweden, .