Search: Middle East and Islamic Studies - History & Culture, 2004
Gabriel Said Reynolds
In this examination of an extraordinary Islamic anti-Christian polemic, the author describes Qāḍī ‘Abd al-Jabbār's life, his intellectual heritage and the sectarian controversy of his day. Thus the reader will discover how, and why, a Muslim theologian reinterpreted Christian scripture, history ...
Edited by Petra Sijpesteijn and Lennart Sundelin
This collection includes editions of previously unpublished Greek, Coptic, and Arabic documents, historical and linguistic studies making use of documentary evidence and literary papyri, and an introduction to papyrology and its relevance for the study of early Islamic Egypt.
This book discusses a group of medieval carved ivory horns, namely oliphants. It draws upon medieval visual as well as literary sources both Arabic and Latin, with an eye to providing an original interpretation of these objects. In doing so, it breaks new ground in the understanding of both ...
This book exposes the mimetic assumption involved in early Islamic historiography, its literary practice and whatever subverts it as reflected in Ṭabarī's History. Four major events in the history of early Islam are then subject to analysis based on literary criticism and are shown to produce a ...
This is a study and edition of the Arabic documents uncovered in Quseir, Upper Egypt. These documents shed light on the Red Sea and Indian Ocean trade in the thirteenth century. They also reveal aspects of the everyday life, popular culture, and linguistic features of the communities involved.
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.
Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh
This urban and architectural study of Aleppo reconstructs the city’s evolution over the first two centuries of Ottoman rule and proposes a new model for the understanding of the reception and adaptation of imperial forms, institutions and norms in a provincial setting.
By examining available demographic data and petitions submitted by non-Muslims for accepting Islam, this volume convincingly reconstructs the stages of the Islamization process in the Balkans and offers an insight to the motives and factors behind conversion.
This book deals with three main points of the History of the Barbary corsairs : a renewed presentation of privateering, the original and unknown attempt of conversion of the privateers to seaborne trade, their failure and elimination from the Mediterranean after 1816.
Advisor: J.J.S.Weitenberg, Leiden University
IDC Publishers previously published these titles in the collection Armenia Selected Sources. This collection includes books from Venice that give a very good overview of the early Mekhitarists printings, among them many key works of the founder of the order himself, Mkhitar of Sebaste. Likewise, ...
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