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Al-Jā-hiẓIn Praise of Books

Al-Jā-hiẓ: In Praise of Books

James Montgomery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748683321
eISBN:
9780748695072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683321.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book documents and explores a ninth century Muslim thinker’s response to an emergent information technology—widely available books written on rag-paper. By 850, in Baghdad rag-paper books were ... More

Anthropomorphism in IslamThe Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Anthropomorphism in Islam: The Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Livnat Holtzman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748689569
eISBN:
9781474444828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689569.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

More than any other issue in early and medieval Islamic theology, anthropomorphism (tashbīh) stood at the heart of many theological debates. These debates were not purely intellectual; they were ... More

Arabic in the FrayLanguage Ideology and Cultural Politics

Arabic in the Fray: Language Ideology and Cultural Politics

Yasir Suleiman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748637409
eISBN:
9780748693924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637409.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Taking as its point of departure the symbolic and cognitive roles of language, this book investigates how Arabic is involved in ideological and cultural debates in which conflict is a defining ... More

Classes of Ladies of Cloistered SpacesWriting Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Marilyn Booth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book history scrutinizes the production, advertising, contents, compilation and circulation – locally and globally – of an Arabic-language volume of biographies of world women, al-Durr ... More

Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim SocietiesUnderstanding the Past

Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Sarah Bowen Savant and Helena de Felipe (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This collection of nine case studies provides an understanding of genealogy in Muslim societies and highlights how ideas about kinship and descent have shaped communal and national identities in such ... More

A History of Islam in Indonesia

A History of Islam in Indonesia

Carool Kersten

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681839
eISBN:
9781474434973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681839.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This is the first single-volume study of the Islamisation of Indonesia from the first evidence of the acceptance of Islam by indigenous peoples until the present day. It offers an overview of the ... More

Islam and ColonialismBecoming Modern in Indonesia and Malaya

Islam and Colonialism: Becoming Modern in Indonesia and Malaya

Muhamad Ali

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474409209
eISBN:
9781474418799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409209.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book explores the ways in which Islam and European colonialism shaped modernity in the Indo-Malay world. Focusing on Indonesia and Malaysia, it looks at how European colonial and Islamic ... More

Islamic Banking and Financial CrisisReputation, Stability and Risks

Islamic Banking and Financial Crisis: Reputation, Stability and Risks

Habib Ahmed, Mehmet Asutay, and Rodney Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748647613
eISBN:
9780748695133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647613.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book asks a number of questions: Do Islamic financial institutions perform better than their Western counterparts during periods of financial crisis? How do Islamic financial institutions manage ... More

Islamic Thought in ChinaSino-Muslim Intellectual Evolution from the 17th to the 21st Century

Islamic Thought in China: Sino-Muslim Intellectual Evolution from the 17th to the 21st Century

Jonathan Lipman (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402279
eISBN:
9781474422468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402279.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The eight essays in this volume, written by scholars from six countries, narrate the continuing translations and adaptations of Islam and Muslims within Chinese culture through the writings of ... More

Lyrics of LifeSa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self

Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self

Fatemeh Keshavarz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748696925
eISBN:
9781474408608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696925.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Lyrics of Life: Sa’di on Love, Cosmopolitanism, and care of the Self is an accessible study of the lyrical, humorous, and social and education aspects of classical Persian poetry through the ghazals ... More

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