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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


Fann wa-Fiṭra: Art and Instinct

Ellen Anne McLarney

in Soft Force: Women in Egypt's Islamic Awakening

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158488
eISBN:
9781400866441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158488.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses Bint al-Shatiʾ's Omdurman lecture “The Arab Literary Woman Yesterday and Today,” where she reflects at length on women's literary and intellectual participation in public life. ... More


The Genre Boundaries of Qurʼānic Commentary

Jane Dammen McAuliffe

in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Most 20th-century surveys of Qurʼānic exegesis, whether produced in Muslim or non-Muslim academic environments, remain remarkably uniform. Several widely available texts demonstrate this symmetry, ... More


An Introduction to Medieval Interpretation of the Qurʼān

Jane Dammen McAuliffe

in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Commentary on the Qurʼān, as both activity and achievement, has been a remarkably stable enterprise over the long centuries of its production. The tradition of Qurʼānic exegesis continues to occupy a ... More


Image and Stereotype

BERNARD LEWIS

in Race and Slavery in the Middle East: An Historical Enquiry

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195053265
eISBN:
9780199854561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053265.003.0013
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The chapter shows the literature and folklore of the Middle East which revealed a normal range of traditional and stereotypical accusation against people who were perceived to be different and ... More


Introduction

Ahmed El Shamsy

in Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691174563
eISBN:
9780691201245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174563.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This introductory chapter provides a brief overview of the transformation of the Arabo-Islamic intellectual tradition that accompanied the adoption of printing in the Middle East. It brings to light ... More


Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition

Ahmed El Shamsy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691174563
eISBN:
9780691201245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174563.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Islamic book culture dates back to late antiquity, when Muslim scholars began to write down their doctrines on parchment, papyrus, and paper and then to compose increasingly elaborate analyses of, ... More


Desacralization of Islamic Knowledge and National Martyrdom

Agnès Nilüfer Kefeli

in Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452314
eISBN:
9780801454776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452314.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter analyzes the response of Tatar modernists to the success of Eastern Orthodox missionaries in the Kräshen milieu and their criticisms of popular Islamic literature. To reaffirm the ... More


Introduction

Janina M. Safran

in Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451836
eISBN:
9780801468018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451836.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter argues that despite the numerous accounts of the political history of Umayyad al-Andalus, its relationship to the Jewish and Christian communities under its rule can be ... More


Conclusion

Ahmed El Shamsy

in Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691174563
eISBN:
9780691201245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174563.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This concluding chapter tracks the developments in Arabo-Islamic print culture beginning in the mid-twentieth century. It remarks on some features of postclassical thought which were common enough to ... More


The Modes: Another Genealogy of Critique

Irfan Ahmad

in Religion as Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635095
eISBN:
9781469635101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635095.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter scripts an alternative genealogy of critique—tanqīd/naqd—in the Islamicate traditions of South Asia in Urdu. Building on the works of Martin Bernal, Michael Herzfeld, and John Keane, it ... More


The Hadith and Jesus’s Eschatological Descent

Zeki Saritoprak

in Islam's Jesus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049403
eISBN:
9780813050171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049403.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 4 focuses on the Hadith and Islamic historical literatures that expound upon Jesus's eschatological descent. To do this, the author first explains the importance of the Hadith in Islamic ... More


Feminist Perspectives

Christina Phillips

in Religion in the Egyptian Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474417068
eISBN:
9781474476737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417068.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explores feminist engagements with religion in works by Nawal Sa’dawi and Salwa Bakr. It reads Sa’dawi’s Suqut al-Imam (1987) and Jannat wa Iblis (1992) as feminist dystopias which ... More


Enoch from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, Volume I: Sources From Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

John Reeves and Annette Yoshiko Reed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198718413
eISBN:
9780191787683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718413.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book provides scholars with a comprehensive collection of core references extracted from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim literature to a plethora of ancient writings associated with the name of ... More


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