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The History of the Ẓafar-nāmah of Guru Gobind Singh

Louis E. Fenech

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0025
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focusses upon one of the most intriguing documents attributed to the tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, the Zafar-namah or Epistle of Victory. Written, apparently, as a response to the ... More


Introduction

Kumkum Chatterjee

in The Cultures of History in Early Modern India: Persianization and Mughal Culture in Bengal

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698800
eISBN:
9780199080243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698800.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This introductory chapter outlines the core theme of the book, which involves an exploration of the cultures of history writing in early modern Bengal. The seventeenth, eighteenth, and the first ... More


Representation: Representing Islam at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Fayaz S. Alibhai

in Scotland's Muslims: Society, Politics and Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427234
eISBN:
9781474438407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427234.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The year 2013 saw the thirtieth Edinburgh International Book Festival (EIBF), where it was expected that 200,000 people would be in attendance over the course of 17 days for some 700 events involving ... More


Theological and Legal Schools

Sarah Stroumsa

in Andalus and Sefarad: On Philosophy and Its History in Islamic Spain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691176437
eISBN:
9780691195452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176437.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the theological and legal scene of al-Andalus. In the medieval Islamicate world, the development of philosophy was tightly linked to religion and religious thought. As such, ... More


Samāᶜ Intertwined in Practice: Eight Treatises from the 9th to the 15th Centuries

Lisa Nielson

in The Music Road: Coherence and Diversity in Music from the Mediterranean to India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780197266564
eISBN:
9780191889394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266564.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In the 9th century, Ibn Abi al-Dūnya’s treatise the Dhamm al-Malahi (Censure of Instruments of Diversion) was among the first to argue that samāᶜ (listening), specifically the act of listening to ... More


Islamicate Cosmopolitanism from North Africa to Southeast Asia

Bruce B. Lawrence

in Challenging Cosmopolitanism: Coercion, Mobility and Displacement in Islamic Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435093
eISBN:
9781474453660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435093.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Lawrence introduces the idea that ‘Islamicate cosmopolitans’ engage in moral introspection to fashion a genuine orientation of openness to religious-cum-cultural difference. Drawing from the work of ... More


Commerce with the Universe: Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination

Gaurav Desai

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164542
eISBN:
9780231535595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164542.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book provides an alternative history of Africa's experience with slavery, migration, colonialism, nationalism, and globalization. It draws on the life narratives and literary texts of South ... More


The Ethical Views of Maimonides within the context of Islamicate Civilization

Lawrence V. Berman

in Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100714
eISBN:
9781800340404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100714.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the ethical views of Maimonides. Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics had a decisive influence on Maimonides’ views, as did concepts found in biblical, talmudic, and post-talmudic ... More


The Bifurcated Legacy of Rabbi Moses Hadarshan and the Rise of Peshat Exegesis in Medieval France

Hananel Mack (ed.)

in Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764678
eISBN:
9781800343399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764678.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates plain-sense Bible interpretations as examples of peshat, which were produced by Jewish linguists of the Islamicate world who were familiar with developments in quranic ... More


Religious Interactions in Mughal India

Vasudha Dalmia and Munis D. Faruqui (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198081678
eISBN:
9780199085002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081678.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Popular knowledge generally operates with the notion that ‘Hindu’ and ‘Muslim’ as polarized religious identities have existed from the moment Muslims entered northern India in the eleventh century. ... More


Latina/o-Asian Encounters: Transversal Syntheses in Asia, the “Orient,” and the Ummah in Latina/o Wartime Narrative, Travelogue, Spoken Word, and Hip Hop

B. V. Olguín

in Violentologies: Violence, Identity, and Ideology in Latina/o Literature

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198863090
eISBN:
9780191895623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863090.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 3 commences the recovery of an expansive plurality of globalized supra-Latinidades by exploring Latina/o-Asian wartime encounters in life-writing genres, wartime cinema, and performative ... More


Indo-Afghan Historical Imaginaries and the Romance Genre

Thibaut d'Hubert

in In the Shade of the Golden Palace: Alaol and Middle Bengali Poetics in Arakan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190860332
eISBN:
9780190860363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860332.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In Chapter 6, I take a step back using the conclusions that I reached about the background and nature of Ālāol’s poetics. I use those observations as a lens to look at cultural trends that spread ... More


Introduction

Elisha Russ-Fishbane

in Judaism, Sufism, and the Pietists of Medieval Egypt: A Study of Abraham Maimonides and His Times

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198728764
eISBN:
9780191795497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728764.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Islam

The introduction to Judaism, Sufism, and the Pietists of Medieval Egypt provides an overview of the extraordinary rise of Egyptian Jewish pietism in the thirteenth century, and explains its ... More


Philosophers Outside Academies: Networks

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Lost Age of Reason: Philosophy in Early Modern India 1450-1700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199218745
eISBN:
9780191809774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218745.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter shows how educational networks centred on individuals and their families provided the structures needed for the ‘new reason’ to flourish in Islamicate India, evaluating the nature and ... More


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