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Edited by Paul J. White and Joost Jongerden
This volume, written by specialists, be they political scientists, historians or anthropologists, is a convenient handbook on the origins and history of Turkey's Alevis - an important group that is largely unknown in the West. It examined their ethnic identity, cultural representation, political ...
This work is a comprehensive study of the Bektāshīs roles in Turkey's recent history, especially, in its National Struggle (1918-1923), and critical approach to present-day existed theories concerning Bektāshīs and Alevis. Its sources mainly consist of a couple of people lived at that period and ...
Paul L. Heck
This analysis of the encyclopedic work of a state official in the employ of the Abbasid dynasty offers new insight into the role of the Islamic state as an actor alongside other social groups in the development of various branches of knowledge in Islamic civilization.
The period between 950 and 1150 A.D. is regarded as "turning point in the history of the Islamic Culture" from the Early Islamic to the Late Medieval civilization Ḥ̣arrān and al-Raqqa serve as paradigma for the development in Northern Syria and Northern Mesopotamia. After 1086 A.D., measures ...
This volume provides new insights into the nature of legitimate leadership in the formative period of Islam through analysis of a specific discourse framed around the two key Qur'ānic concepts of moreal excellence (faḍl/faḍīla) and precedence (sābiqa).
Edited by Fikret Adanir and Suraiya Faroqhi
Throughout, the contributors have distanced themselves from the nostalgia for ‘the past greatness’ of certain rulers of yore, and aimed for a detached, source-based assessment of historical developments. They have made a conscious effort to debunk ancient myths, although, human weakness being ...
Meir M. Bar-Asher and Aryeh Kofsky
Abd al-Qādir al-Djazā’irī. Présenté, traduit et annoté par Michel Lagarde
‘Abd al-Qâdir al-Djazâ'irî. Presented, translated and annotated by Michel Lagarde
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