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Civil Society

Azzam S. Tamimi

in Rachid Ghannouchi: A Democrat Within Islamism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140002
eISBN:
9780199834723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140001.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islamic society is a civil society, one that has been undermined by the enforced process of secularization, thus impairing its ability to sustain a genuine process of democratization.Like John Keane, ... More


Islamist Conceptions of Civil Society

Sara Roy

in Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159676
eISBN:
9781400848942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159676.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter presents a conceptual framework for ideas about Islamic civil society and explores the meaning of civil society to Islamists themselves. An Islamic civil society does not differ in ... More


Rethinking Democratization in the Arab Context

Larbi Sadiki

in Rethinking Arab Democratization: Elections without Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562985
eISBN:
9780191721182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562985.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Stressing an interpretive method, this chapter seeks to rethink democratization in the context of the Arab Middle East. It highlights the fierce contests and counter-contests of Western ... More


Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Michael W. Dols

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is a study of madness in the medieval Islamic world. Using a wide variety of sources from history, literature, and art, the book explores beliefs about madness in Islamic society and examines ... More


The State and the Insane

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/9780198202219.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the legal status of Islamic state in dealing with the menace of insanity. From the point of view of social welfare, the most striking fact about medieval Islamic societies was ... More


Introduction

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/9780198202219.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Whether madness is treatable or transcendental, tragic or trivial, it evokes much interest among scholars because the insane challenge the everyday assumptions about reason and normality and test the ... More


The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Adrian Gully

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Writing letters was an important component of intellectual life in the Middle Islamic period, telling us much about the cultural history of pre-modern Islamic society. This book offers an analysis of ... More


Early Muslim Organisations and Mosques in Ireland1

Adil Hussain Khan

in Muslims in Ireland: Past and Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748696888
eISBN:
9781474412230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696888.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses the first Muslim organisations and mosque communities established in Ireland before mass immigration began in the mid-1990s. Starting with the first Muslim organisation, the ... More


The Middle Ages

Joel Mokyr

in The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074772
eISBN:
9780199854981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074772.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the medieval Western technology that drew from classical antiquity, Islamic and Asian societies, and its own original creativity. It observes that diffusion of new technology ... More


Public Violence in Islamic Societies: Power, Discipline, and the Construction of the Public Sphere, 7th-19th Centuries CE

Christian Lange and Maribel Fierro

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637317
eISBN:
9780748653164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637317.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This exploration of the role of violence in the history of Islamic societies considers the subject particularly in the context of its implementation as a political strategy to claim power over the ... More


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