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A New Dawn: The Aftermath, the Legacy

F. E. Peters

in Jesus and Muhammad: Parallel Tracks, Parallel Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747467
eISBN:
9780199894796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747467.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The legacy of each man is the subject of this chapter. Though it presents grave problems to the historian, Jesus’ resurrection from the dead — there were reportedly witnesses to the risen Jesus — ... More


The Liberation of Islamic Letters: Bint Al-Shatiʾ’s Literary License

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/9780691158488.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter focuses on Bint al-Shatiʾ, whose writings crystallize some of the most salient themes of the modern Islamic public sphere and illustrate the power of adab in formulating modern Islamic ... More


Ideal and Image of Orthodoxy

Julian Johansen

in Sufism and Islamic Reform in Egypt: The Battle for Islamic Tradition

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267577
eISBN:
9780191683305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267577.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the extent of the connection between intellectual formulations and the etiquette (adab) of public religious life in Islam. The Ṣa'īdī was evidently shocked at the criticism, and ... More


Writing the History of Unwritten Music: On the Treatise of Darwesh ‘Ali Changi (17th Century)

Sławomiira Żerańska-Kominek

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/9780197266564.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The chapter deals with the representation of memory about the musical past as represented in the Risalei musiqi by Darweh ‘Ali Changi, music master from Transoxiana (b. c.1547, d. after 1611). This ... More


The Tragic Consequences of Humanism in the West

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

in Religion & The Order of Nature: The 1994 Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108231
eISBN:
9780199853441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108231.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The transformation of the meaning of the order of nature in both philosophy and science cannot be fully understood without delving fully into Renaissance humanism and the new conception of man that ... More


Home as Homeland

Zayde Antrim

in Routes and Realms: The Power of Place in the Early Islamic World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199913879
eISBN:
9780199980178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913879.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter argues that the works most centrally occupied with crafting home as a category of belonging in the discourse of place were Arabic literary anthologies from the world of adab dedicated to ... More


Adab and Political Morality The Story of Three Lives

Mushirul Hasan

in From Pluralism to Separatism: Qasbas in Colonial Awadh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693232
eISBN:
9780199081882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693232.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

Adab refers to the manners and ‘professional’ etiquette that Muslims should follow. Used as a greeting, adab signifies a sense of complete respect and deference. In both Lucknow ... More


Introduction Delhi in Transition

Mushirul Hasan

in A Moral Reckoning: Muslim Intellectuals in Nineteenth-Century Delhi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195691979
eISBN:
9780199081691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195691979.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

One branch of Islamic literature often tackles didactic morality, referring especially to adab, manners, and ‘professional’ etiquette. This chapter describes the Sharif culture of nineteenth century ... More


Writerly Pursuits: A Compiler’s Archive

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses the biographical dictionary’s indebtedness to a long tradition in Arabic letters of prosopography and exemplarity, and specifically how Fawwaz draws on both the form and the ... More


Dr Ramzi and Mr Sharaf Sonallah Ibrahim and the duplicity of the literary field

Samia Mehrez

in Egypt's Culture Wars: Politics and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163746
eISBN:
9781617970399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163746.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

January 1997 marked the end of the expected intervals between Sonallah Ibrahim's past and most recent novels. Dhat had appeared in May 1992 and, with the advent of 1997, Ibrahim's Egyptian and Arab ... More


The Irrecuperable Heterogeneity of the Present in ʿAlaʾ al-Aswani’s The Yacoubian Building and Chicago

Mary Youssef

in Minorities in the Contemporary Egyptian Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474415415
eISBN:
9781474449755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415415.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Two novels by author ʿAlaʾ al-Aswani are jointly analyzed to illustrate a multi-dimensional mapping of difference and asymmetries of power in domestic and public spheres as well as across local and ... More


Al-Thaʿalibi’s Adab al-muluk, a Local Mirror for Princes

Julia Bray

in Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter considers the al-Tha،alini’s Adab al-muluk as a text belonging to the genre of mirrors for princes. It emphasises that the texts belonging to this genre reflect a complex relationship ... More


Literature: Adab

Michael Allan

in In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167824
eISBN:
9781400881093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167824.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how discussions of world literature relate to the field of Arabic literature by tracing how the Arabic term adab became literary. It considers how definitions of the literary ... More


Conversation as Performance: Adab al-Muḥādatha at the Abbasid Court

Nadia Maria El Cheikh

in In the Presence of Power: Court and Performance in the Pre-Modern Middle East

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479879366
eISBN:
9781479884131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479879366.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In this chapter, El Cheikh explores how Abbasid courtiers during the ninth to eleventh centuries regulated their speech and gestures in order to impress and to be persuasive. The chapter demonstrates ... 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


Philologies

Jeffrey Sacks

in Iterations of Loss: Mutilation and Aesthetic Form, al-Shidyaq to Darwish

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264940
eISBN:
9780823266661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264940.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter follows the title al-Saq 'ala al-saq fi ma huwwa al-Fariyaq of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq in discussing the relation to the form of the body and the grounding of world. In al-Saq 'ala alsaq ... More


Repetition

Jeffrey Sacks

in Iterations of Loss: Mutilation and Aesthetic Form, al-Shidyaq to Darwish

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264940
eISBN:
9780823266661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264940.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter turns to Elias Khoury's Bab al-shams (Gate of the Sun) where it considers the relation of mutilation to a persisting legacy of the word adab in the time of the term's loss. Reading Bab ... More


Intertextuality and Reading: The Myth of Deliverance in al-Faraj baʿd al-Shiddah

Philip F. Kennedy

in Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413725
eISBN:
9781474427081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413725.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Medieval Arabic anecdote collections regularly contain pious stories of deliverance (faraj) after distress (shiddah) in which recognition inflects the relief with which such narratives tend to end. ... More


In the Garden: Serialized Arabic Fiction and Its Reading Public—Beirut, 1870

Elizabeth M. Holt

in Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276028
eISBN:
9780823277216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276028.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Numerous new periodicals joined Beirut’s lone newspaper Ḥadīqat al-Akhbār (The Garden of News) beginning in 1870. After a decade of increasing returns from silk, readers were invited to imagine ... More


When Writers Activate Readers

Teresa Pepe

in Blogging from Egypt: Digital Literature, 2005-2016

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474433990
eISBN:
9781474460231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433990.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter looks at the ways in which the blog transforms adab and in particular the autobiographical genre in Arabic literature. Drawing on theories of autofiction, digital literature and Arabic ... More


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