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Pious Finance in the Islamic Global City

Daromir Rudnyckyj

in Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226551920
eISBN:
9780226552118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226552118.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter articulates the two central questions of the book: 1) what makes Islamic finance Islamic, and 2) what kind of alternative does Islamic finance present to conventional finance. It ... More


Ideal-type and Urban History: The Development of the Suq in Damascus

Nasser Rabbat

in The Bazaar in the Islamic City: Design, Culture, and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165290
eISBN:
9781617971334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165290.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter traces the development of the Suq in Damascus from the coming of Islam to the advent of modernity (7th to 19th century). It focuses on the urban and architectural characters of the suq ... More


An Infrastructure for Islamic Finance

Daromir Rudnyckyj

in Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226551920
eISBN:
9780226552118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226552118.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the infrastructure that the Malaysian state has created to make Kuala Lumpur an Islamic global city: a central node for the practice of transnational Islamic finance. It ... More


Re-Excavating Jerusalem: Archival Archaeology

Kay Prag

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266427
eISBN:
9780191884252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266427.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Re-excavating Jerusalem: Archival Archaeology is concerned with the archaeology and history of Jerusalem. It is a story of ongoing crises, of adaptations, inheritance and cultural transmission over ... More


Living with Heritage in Cairo: Area Conservation in the ArabIslamic City

Ahmed Sedky

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162459
eISBN:
9781617970122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162459.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Arab Islamic city has been always a glamorous urban dream in human cultural memory. This is manifested in Cairo, the world's largest medieval urban system where traditional lifestyles are still ... More


Making Bonds Islamic

Daromir Rudnyckyj

in Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226551920
eISBN:
9780226552118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226552118.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes sukuk, one of the most celebrated instruments in contemporary Islamic finance. Often referred to as Islamic bonds, the chapter illustrates how Islamic finance experts identify ... More


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