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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


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


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


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


The Political Economy of Law and Economic Development in Islamic History

Metin M. CoTgel (ed.)

in Law and Long-Term Economic Change: A Eurasian Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772730
eISBN:
9780804777612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772730.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the role played by the legal-religious community and its interaction with state and society in the Islamic world. From the early development of these societies onward, a ... More


Equity and discretion in Islamic law

LAWRENCE ROSEN

in The Justice of Islam: Comparative Perspectives on Islamic Law and Society

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298854
eISBN:
9780191707452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298854.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter outlines the cultural context of Islamic law. It shows that the central feature — the constant negotiation of social ties — is vital to understanding both Islamic law and society. ... More


The Composition Secretary (I): Background and Status

Adrian Gully

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter attempts to show how the secretarial profession was viewed in pre-modern Islamic society and how the secretaries have sought to promote their discipline to ensure that it will have an ... More


The Islamic Society and Islamic System

James Toth

in Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199790883
eISBN:
9780199332601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790883.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter eight discusses the Islamic society – an ideal abstraction similar to Max Weber’s ideal type – and the Islamic system – a coherent, ordered statement of doctrines. The Islamic society is ... More


Alef Is for Allah: Childhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies

Jamal J. Elias

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520290075
eISBN:
9780520964402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290075.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book explores the emotional space occupied by children in modern Islamic societies. Focusing on visual representations of children, primarily from modern Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan, it examines ... More


Actions speak louder than words: reactions to lampoons and abusive poetry in medieval Arabic society

Zoltán Szombathy

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637317
eISBN:
9780748653164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637317.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the genre of hijā or invective poetry, a cultural phenomenon characteristic of the pre-Islamic Arabian society. It had a special significance in the context of rivalry and ... More


Introduction

Teresa Bernheimer

in The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748638475
eISBN:
9780748693894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to provide a social history of the ʻAlids in the crucial five centuries from the ʻAbbāsid Revolution to the Saljūqs (second/eighth to ... More


Shifting Hierarchies and Emphasising Kinship: ʿAlid Marriage Patterns

Teresa Bernheimer

in The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748638475
eISBN:
9780748693894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the ʻAlids' financial privileges, false claimants to ʻAlid status, and the ʻAlids' marriage patterns. It shows that as they rose to the top of the hierarchy of Muslim society, ... More


Genealogy, Money and the Drawing of Boundaries

Teresa Bernheimer

in The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748638475
eISBN:
9780748693894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses Ṭālibid genealogies as the historiographic footprint of the emergence of the Prophet's descendants as the First Family of Islam. Written mostly by and for the family of the ... More


The ʿAlids as Local Nobility

Teresa Bernheimer

in The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748638475
eISBN:
9780748693894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter draws together the themes of the previous chapters and gives a case study of two prominent families in the Islamic East, the Āl Zubāra and the Āl BuṭṭĀnĪ. Both families combined their ... More


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