The Qurʾān, the holy book of Islam proclaimed by Muḥammad, has formed the foundation of Islamic religion and society and provided an important basis for Islamic culture and politics. Texts and Studies on the Qurʾān seeks to publish a series of significant manuscripts, including monographs, textual editions, annotated translations, analytical and topical studies that address the full range of qurʾānic studies as presently articulated within contemporary research universities and institutes. Modes of inquiry and methodological perspectives may include, but are not limited to: philological studies (on grammar, linguistics, rhetoric and stylistics), historical-critical studies of early, classical and post-classical works of qurʾānic interpretation; interpretive inquiries into topics grounded in qurʾānic hermeneutics (e.g., God, prophets, this world and the hereafter, ritual and institutions); thematic and structural analyses of specific portions of the qurʾānic text; studies devoted to textual criticism and the history of the qur’ānic text; anthropological investigations of the social uses of the Qurʾān in various contexts both historical and in the present day; monographs of major Muslim commentaries on the Qurʾān; explorations of textual semantics and significance informed by the insights of contemporary literary and critical theory; inquiries into the impact of the Qur’ān on contemporary Islamic societies; explorations of the origins of the Qur’ān and its intercultural linkage with other Scriptures.
Texts and Studies on the Qurʾān
Edited by Gerhard Böwering, Yale University; Bilal Orfali, American University of Beirut; Devin Stewart, Emory University
Shady Hekmat Nasser, Yale University
In The Transmission of the Variant Readings of the Qurʾān Nasser studies the canonization of the system Readings, the theories of tawātur, and the emergence of the non-canonical shawādhdh readings.
Theodor Nöldeke, Friedrich Schwally, Gotthelf Bergsträßer and Otto Pretzl. Edited and translated by Wolfgang H. Behn
This first complete translation of Theodor Nöldeke’s The History of the Qurʾān offers a foundational work of modern Qur’anic studies to the English-speaking public. Nöldeke’s original publication, as revised and expanded over nearly three quarters of a century by his scholarly successors, ...
Johanna Pink, Freie Universität Berlin
Analysing recent Sunnite Qurʾanic commentaries from the Arab World, Indonesia and Turkey, this book offers new insights into the academic, biographic, political and religious context of contemporary Qurʾanic exegesis and into the theological traditions and sources it relies on. Durch die ...
edited by Angelika Neuwirth, Freie Universität Berlin, Nicolai Sinai, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften and Michael Marx, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
By addressing various aspects of the Qur'ān's linguistic and historical context and offering close readings of selected passages in the light of Jewish, Christian, and ancient Arabic literature, the volume seeks to stimulate a new interaction between literary and historical scholarship.
François Déroche, Ecole pratique des hautes études, Paris
This book is based on a study of the pecularities of one of the earliest Qurʾanic manuscripts preserved (the codex Parisino-petropolitanus, 7th century); it provides an analysis of the conditions of the written transmission of the Qurʾan and reconsiders the constitution of the canonical ...
Critical Edition with an Introduction and Notes by Etan Kohlberg and Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi
This work by a 3rd/9th century Shiʿi scholar deals with variant readings of the Qurʾan. Its most important part is the list of passages which were allegedly omitted or corrupted by the enemies of Ali and his house.
Arthur Jeffery with a Preface by Gerhard Böwering and Jane Dammen McAuliffe
Republication of Arthur Jeffery’s important study, The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur’ān, offers a new generation of scholars and students access to this foundational text. Arranged in Arabic alphabetical order, Jeffery’s compendium of philological scholarship remains an indispensable tool for ...
Andrew J. Lane
Based mainly on primary sources and manuscript evidence, this book presents an in-depth study of the life and work of Jār Allāh al-Zamakhsharī (d.538/1144). More specifically, it examines the sources and history, contents and method of his Qurʾān commentary, Kashshāf.
Walid A. Saleh
This work is both an introduction to the genre of classical tafsīr and a detailed study of one of its major architects, al-Thaʿlabī (d. 427/1035). The book offers a detailed study of the hermeneutical principles that governed al-Thaʿlabī's approach to the Qurʾān, principles which became the ...
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