Publication year: 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This collection includes editions of previously unpublished Greek, Coptic, and Arabic documents, historical and linguistic studies making use of documentary evidence and literary papyri, and an introduction to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.
Edited by P.J. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel and W.P. Heinrichs
Herausgegeben von Gudrun Schubert und Renate Würsch. Mit einem Beitrag von Benedikt Reinert
This study on a Persian Romance with its quatrains offers new insight into medieval Iranian literary history and material culture, and evaluates a first-rate source of 12th and 13th centuries' Iranian social history.
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