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Muslim Rebels: Kharijites and the Politics of Extremism in Egypt

Jeffrey T. Kenney

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195131697
eISBN:
9780199785001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513169X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Kharijites were a splinter group that broke away from the main forces of Islam during the formative medieval period, purportedly refusing arbitration and committing bloody outrages against their ... More


 Origins and Legacy of the Kharijites

Jeffrey T. Kenney

in Muslim Rebels: Kharijites and the Politics of Extremism in Egypt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195131697
eISBN:
9780199785001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513169X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

To establish why and how modern Muslim thinkers were able to evoke and use the image of the Kharijite this chapter explores the historical, literary process by which the early Kharijites were ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey T. Kenney

in Muslim Rebels: Kharijites and the Politics of Extremism in Egypt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195131697
eISBN:
9780199785001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513169X.003.intro
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter begins with a study of the mythical image of the Kharijites created by medieval thinkers in the context of the political and cultural world of mid-20th-century Egypt. It ... More


Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

H. G. M. Williamson (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In recent years, the study of the history of Ancient Israel has become very heated. On the one hand there are those who continue to use the Bible as a primary source, modified and illustrated by the ... More


Conclusions

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In dealing with the concept of insanity in medieval Islamic society several subtopics also emerge such as, what constitutes sanity? A major objective of this study has been to place the subject in ... More


Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights

Abdulaziz Sachedina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388428
eISBN:
9780199866755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388428.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

Whether Islam is compatible with human rights in general, and with the Declaration of Human Rights in particular, has been both a Muslim issue and a concern of the international community. Muslim ... More


Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

Karen C. Pinto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226126968
eISBN:
9780226127019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

There are hundreds of cartographic images scattered throughout the medieval and early modern Arabic, Persian, and Turkish manuscript collections. The plethora of extant copies produced in a variety ... More


Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Yasir Suleiman and Adel Al-Abdul Jader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The publication of this book honours Professor Carole Hillenbrand’s achievements in and service to Islamic and Middle Eastern Scholarship. It gathers original research from a range of international ... More


Islam: Between Message and History

Abdelmadjid Charfi and David Bond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639670
eISBN:
9780748653188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639670.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book could easily be called ‘A Guide for the Modern Muslim’. The author spells out what, for him, is the essential message of Islam, followed by a history of its unfolding through the person of ... More


Writing about Place: Faḍāʾil-i Balkh 1

Arezou Azad

in Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan: Revisiting the Faḍāʾil-i Balkh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687053
eISBN:
9780191766954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687053.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam, World Religions

The chapter describes the Faḍāʾil-i Balkh and sets its historiographical elements within the wider context of Islamic historiography through a source-critical study. The story that is being told here ... More


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