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Scott C. Lucas
This book demonstrates the central role of ḥadīth scholars of the third/ninth century in the articulation of Sunnī Islam. Special attention is devoted to the critical opinions of al-Dhahabī, Ibn Saʿd, Ibn Maʿīn, and Ibn Ḥanbal.
This book contributes to a new way of understanding Islamic history by examining the definition of the Companions, their motives of settlements and political alignments, and the sources of this information (i.e. biographical dictionaries) through a quantitative analysis.
Shams al-Dīn Aḥmad-e Aflākī. Tranlslated from the Persian by John O’Kane
This 14th-century biography of Jalāl al-Dīn-e Rūmī, the greatest Persian mystic poet, is a compendium of Sufi-style stories about his miracles, teachings and his poetry. The work contains chapters on Rūmī’s father, Shams al-Dīn (his great love), as well as Solṭān Valad and Amīr ‘Āref (his son ...
Edited by Harald Motzki
This collection of articles presents the most recent methodological developments in the study of the life of Muhammad and highlights the improvement of its material-basis due to sources which have only recently become available or which have been neglected.
Bernd Radtke, John O'Kane, Knut S. Vikør and R.S. O'Fahey
The Moroccan mystic and theologian Aḥmad b. Idrīs (1749-1837) was one of the most dynamic personalities in the Islamic world of the 19th century. Through his teachings and the activity of his students important Sufi orders were founded which exerted wide-ranging social and political ...
Edited by Frederick De Jong and Bernd Radtke
This collection of papers provides a comprehensive survey of controversies and polemics concerning Islamic mysticism from the formative period of Islam till the present. It adds substantially to our knowledge of the history of Islamic mysticism, and of present-day anti-Sufi fundamentalist ...
Edited by Reuven Amitai-Preiss and David O. Morgan
The papers in this collection present new perspectives on the establishment of the Mongol Empire, the rule of the Mongols in the Islamic World, Central Asia and China, and the legacy of this empire throughout Asia. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for ...
This is the first part of a study and partial edition (1297-1302), with annotated translation, of Al-Yūnīnī's (d. 1326) Chronicle, one of the most significant sources of the early Mamluk period. Various issues concerning early Mamluk historiography are also explored.
Muhammad Qasim Zaman
A study of the religious policies of the early ‘Abbāsids. It describes the caliphs' patronage of the nascent Sunni religious elite and offers a new interpretation of the relationship of religion and politics in Islam's first centuries.
This comprehensive history analyses the role of labour in the medieval Islamic economy, studies women's and minority labour structures and explores doctrinal and religious approaches to labour. It includes an extensive dictionary of trade and occupational terms.
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