This series reprints the best of the titles in Islamic Studies that were published by Brill. Titles that have been out of print for a long time, but are still important for libraries and scholars will become easily available to a wider audience. The best of two centuries of scholarship, newly typeset and with new introductions by some of the foremost scholars in Islamic Studies make the Brill Classics in Islam an indispensable part of any islamic studies collection.
Brill Classics in Islam
Franz Rosenthal with an Introduction by Geert Jan van Gelder
Humor in Early Islam, first published in 1956, is a pioneering study by the versatile and prolific scholar Franz Rosenthal (1914–2003), who (having published an article on mediaeval Arabic blurbs), should have written this text himself. It contains an annotated translation of an Arabic text on a ...
S.D. Goitein with an introduction by Norman A. Stillman
Goitein’s selection of studies dealing with Islamic institutions and social history offers a general introduction to Islamic civilization by one who lived all his life with Islam. His fruit of specialized research gives a rounded view of important aspects of Islamic civilization and provides the ...
M.M. Bravmann with an introduction by Andrew Rippin
Ignaz Goldziher. Tr. and Ed. by Wolfgang Behn. With an Introduction by Camilla Adang
F. Rosenthal with an Introduction by Dimitri Gutas
In Knowledge Triumphant, Franz Rosenthal observes that the Islamic civilization is one that is essentially characterized by knowledge ('ilm), for ''ilm is one of those concepts that have dominated Islam and given Muslim civilization its distinctive shape and complexion.'
C. Snouck Hurgronje. Tr. by J.H. Monahan. With an Introduction by Jan Just Witkam
From 1884-1885, Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje stayed in Mecca. He became intimately acquainted with the daily life of the Meccans and the thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.
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