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Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-Century Egypt

Yoav Di-Capua

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257320
eISBN:
9780520944817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257320.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This study illuminates the Egyptian experience of modernity by critically analyzing the foremost medium through which it was articulated: history. This comprehensive analysis of a Middle Eastern ... More


The Future of the Past: Historical Writing in Early Islamic Syria and Umayyad Memory

Antoine Borrut

in Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam: Perspectives on Umayyad Elites

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190498931
eISBN:
9780190498955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498931.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Writing the history of the first centuries of Islam poses thorny methodological problems, because our knowledge rests upon narrative sources produced later in Abbasid Iraq. The creation of an ... More


The Prophet’s City before the Prophet: Ibn Zabāla (d. after 199/814) on Pre-Islamic Medina

Harry Munt

in History and Identity in the Late Antique Near East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199915408
eISBN:
9780199332816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915408.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the imagination of pre-Islamic Medina by an early local historian. It reconstructs Ibn Zabāla's history from medieval compilations, and uses it to investigate his explanation of ... More


A Look Back

Karen C. Pinto

in Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226126968
eISBN:
9780226127019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter Two, “A Look Back” provides a comprehensive overview of secondary scholarship on the subject of Islamic mapping. It surveys the work that has been done on the Islamic mapping tradition from ... More


Introduction: Reimagining the Eighteenth Century

Ahmad S. Dallal

in Islam without Europe: Traditions of Reform in Eighteenth-Century Islamic Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469641409
eISBN:
9781469640365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641409.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter surveys the prevailing traditional as well as revisionist accounts in the historiography of the Islamic eighteenth century. It outlines the arguments of the book, and its distinctive ... More


Islamic Feminism: National and Transnational Dimensions

Susanne Schröter

in Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788553
eISBN:
9780191830419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788553.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

The aims of Islamic feminism are at once theological and socially reformist. Its proponents are often activists, as well as authors and scholars. It is linked to democratic reform movements within ... More


Conclusion: Ottoman Cairo’s legal system and grand narratives

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The conclusion reflects on the implications of the book’s findings for longer-term narratives of Islamic legal history and Ottoman history. Drawing on recent studies of the medieval period and the ... More


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