A Brill Series of original works including short histories and concise surveys of appealing themes in the field of Islamic and Arabic Studies. The various titles give an accessible overview of a specific aspect or topic. Scholars and graduate students find in this series easy reference tools to current subjects in Islamic history and culture. All titles are double-blind peer reviewed.
Themes in Islamic Studies
Hans Daiber, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
The monograph aims at a historical and bibliographical survey of the qurʾānic and rational world-view of early Islam, of the period of translations from Greek into Syriac and Arabic, and of the impact of Islamic thought on Europe.
Rauf Azhar, University of Guelph
Susan A. Spectorsky
Drawing on legal and ḥadīth texts from the formative and classical periods of Islamic legal history, this book offers an overview of the development of the questions prominent jurists asked and answered when they thought about women's issues.
Jamal Malik, Erfurt University
Drawing on Muslim cultures in South Asia, this volume provides new insights into social and intellectual history of the complex forms of cultural articulation from seventh to the twentieth century, elaborating on various trends and tendencies in a pluralist setting.
Ahmed Elashker and Rodney Wilson
This comprehensive survey of Islamic economic thought covers the development of ideas from the early Muslim jurists to the period of the Umayyads and Abbasids. The economic concerns of the Ottomans, Safawids and Moghuls are examined, as is the profusion of more recent writing.
Yedida Kalfon Stillman and Edited by Norman Stillman
This richly illustrated volume is a historical and ethnographic study of one important aspect of Arab-Islamic material culture - clothing. Surveying the evolution, transformations, and semiotics of modes of dress over 1400 years throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and medieval Islamic Spain.
This is a general survey of the rise and development of Islamic mysticism (Sufism) up to the modern period, which takes into account the latest achievements of scholarship on the subject. Sufism is examined from a variety of perspectives: as a vibrant social institution, a specific form of ...
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