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The Curse in Other Cultures

Alexander Murray

in Suicide in the Middle Ages: Volume ii: The Curse on Self-Murder

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207313
eISBN:
9780191677625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207313.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This chapter begins with a second reflection about historical method. It is about an intellectual convention quite as innate as periodisation to historical thoughts, namely the assignment of sources. ... More


Graves and Shrines in Medieval Islam: From Pre-Islamic Times to Ibn Taymiyya’s Legacy

Ondřej Beránek and Pavel Ťupek

in The Temptation of Graves in Salafi Islam: Iconoclasm, Destruction and Idolatry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474417570
eISBN:
9781474444774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417570.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter provides an overview of the broader context within which debates regarding graves, funeral architecture and ziyāra have taken place. The early Islamic interdictions against certain ... More


Accommodating “Others”: Tolerance and Coercion in Medieval Islam

in Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471075
eISBN:
9780226471099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471099.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the concept of “tolerance” in discussing medieval Islam. Jewish-Christian relations in the medieval West varied from time to time and from region to region. Medieval Muslims ... More


Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Daniella Talmon-Heller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Focusing on the construction of sanctity and its manifestations in individual devotions, formal ceremonies and communal rites, this book offers a fresh perspective on religious culture in the ... More


Precursors of Conversion Themes under the Umayyads

Ayman S. Ibrahim

in Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 2 is devoted to sources attributed to pre-ᶜAbbāsid writers, who lived and wrote during the Umayyad Caliphate: Sulaym ibn Qays (d. 76/695), Ibn Shihāb al-Zuhrī (d. 124/741), and Mūsā ibn ᶜUqba ... More


Mathematics in the Islamic World in Medieval Spain and North Africa

Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Roi Wagner, J. Lennart Berggren, Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Roi Wagner, J. Lennart Berggren, Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Roi Wagner, and J. Lennart Berggren

Victor J. Katz, Victor J. Katz, and Victor J. Katz (eds)

in Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691156859
eISBN:
9781400883202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156859.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter turns to the mathematics of medieval Islam. These include the mathematical theories and practices that grew, and often flourished, in that part of the world where the dominant religious ... More


Christians, Muslims, and Jews: Cross-pollinations in Medieval Philosophy and Science

in Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471075
eISBN:
9780226471099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471099.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses a monumental project on Islamic philosophy and science. It specifically considers cross-pollinations in philosophy and science that were to have a profound effect in the Latin ... More


Empires of Faith: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam, 500-700

Peter Sarris

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199261260
eISBN:
9780191730962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261260.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Drawing upon the latest historical and archaeological research, this work provides a panoramic account of the history of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Near East from the Fall of Rome to the Rise ... More


Introduction: Conversion Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Ayman S. Ibrahim

in Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 1 introduces the topic of investigation by explaining the research problem and the state of the art. It shows how some modern scholars believe that classical Muslim sources include scarce ... More


Conclusion

Scott G. Bruce

in Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452994
eISBN:
9781501700927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452994.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter reiterates that hagiographies had a much wider influence on the formation of medieval approaches to Islam than was previously recognized. The tales told by the monks of Cluny ... More


Early Medieval Christian and Muslim Attitudes to Pagan Law: A Comparison

Michael Cook

in Islam and its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198748496
eISBN:
9780191811081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748496.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter compares early-medieval Christian and Islamic ideas regarding the acceptability or otherwise of pagan law under the monotheist dispensation. It argues that by and large there is a clear ... More


Concepts of Scripture among the Jews of the Medieval Islamic World

Meira Polliack

in Jewish Concepts of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740620
eISBN:
9780814724798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740620.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter illustrates how the Judaeo-Arabic Karaite exegetes brought about a transition toward a new type of understanding. This understanding embraces the in-depth analysis of the Bible's ... More


Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Ayman S. Ibrahim

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Why did non-Muslims convert to Islam during Muhammad’s life and under his immediate successors? How did Muslim historians portray these conversions? Why did their portrayals differ significantly? To ... More


Unsaying God: Negative Theology in Medieval Islam

Aydogan Kars

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190942458
eISBN:
9780190942489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942458.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Theology

What cannot be said about God, and how can we speak about God by negating what we say? Traveling across prominent negators, denialists, ineffectualists, paradoxographers, naysayers, ... More


Conclusion

Ayman S. Ibrahim

in Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 5 presents a cohesive conclusion, summarizing the findings, rehearsing the arguments, and synthesizing the concluding remarks of the entire study. Islamic historiography presents varying ... More


Introduction

Aydogan Kars

in Unsaying God: Negative Theology in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190942458
eISBN:
9780190942489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942458.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Theology

This chapter introduces the framework and the content of the book and discusses the basic conceptual problems revolving around “negative theology.” It argues that we should not only move from ... More


Against Discourse: Amodal Apophaticism

Aydogan Kars

in Unsaying God: Negative Theology in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190942458
eISBN:
9780190942489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942458.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Theology

Since its emergence as a systematic discipline, the scholarship on prophetic traditions depicted itself as the heir of a scripturalist apophaticism, which cancels itself in favor of the unknowability ... More


“Yes and No”: Paradoxical Apophaticism and Dialectical Logic

Aydogan Kars

in Unsaying God: Negative Theology in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190942458
eISBN:
9780190942489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942458.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Theology

This chapter introduces paradoxical apophaticism on the divine essence and tests the common association of paradox and Sufism, with a particular focus on the self-contradictory phrases and statements ... More


Jewish Concepts of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction

Benjamin D. Sommer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740620
eISBN:
9780814724798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740620.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

What do Jews think scripture is? How do the People of the Book conceive of the Book of Books? In what ways is it authoritative? Who has the right to interpret it? Is it divinely or humanly written? ... More


Double Negation: Ismāʿīlī Apophaticism

Aydogan Kars

in Unsaying God: Negative Theology in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190942458
eISBN:
9780190942489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942458.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Theology

This chapter introduces the contours of the classical Ismāʿīlī negative theology of the divine essence. The apophatic path developed by Ismāʿīlī scholars had distinct cosmological markers and a ... More


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