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The Reader in al-JāḥiẓThe Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master

The Reader in al-Jāḥiẓ: The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master

Thomas Hefter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692743
eISBN:
9781474400961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692743.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The ninth century essayist, theologian and encyclopedist ‘Amr b. Baḥr al-Jāḥiẓ is one of our richest sources on the intellectual and social life of the early centuries of Islam. He has long been ... More

A Short History of the IsmailisTraditions of a Muslim Community

A Short History of the Ismailis: Traditions of a Muslim Community

Farhad Daftary

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748609048
eISBN:
9780748671281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748609048.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

A major Shī'ī Muslim community, the Ismailis have had a long and eventful history dating back to the middle of the 2nd/8th century. The Ismailis themselves produced a rich literature reflecting their ... More

Turkish Myth and Muslim SymbolThe Battle of Manzikert

Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol: The Battle of Manzikert

Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625727
eISBN:
9780748671359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625727.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Although the Turks ruled the Middle East for a millennium, their history is still insufficiently known both in the West and in the Arabic and Persian-speaking lands. This book focuses on Turkey's key ... More

Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam

Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam

Delia Cortese and Simonetta Calderini

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617326
eISBN:
9780748671366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617326.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This study of women and the Fatimids investigates an unexplored area in the field of Islamic and medieval studies. The book has unearthed a wealth of references to women, thus re-inscribing their ... More

The ʿAlidsThe First Family of Islam, 750-1200

The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Teresa Bernheimer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748638475
eISBN:
9780748693894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book is an study of the ʻAlids focuses on the crucial formative period from the Abbasid Revolution of 750 to the Saljuq period of 1100. Exploring their rise from both a religious point of view ... More

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