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Islam, Christianity and TraditionA Comparative Exploration

Islam, Christianity and Tradition: A Comparative Exploration

Ian Richard Netton

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623914
eISBN:
9780748653119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623914.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book offers a unique comparative exploration of the role of tradition in Islam and Christianity. The idea of ‘tradition’ has enjoyed a variety of senses and definitions in Islam and ... More

Islamic Finance in the Global Economy

Islamic Finance in the Global Economy

Ibrahim Warde

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612161
eISBN:
9780748653072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612161.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the past decade, Islamic finance has grown at rates exceeding 20 per cent a year, and is now a US $200 billion industry, with operations in over seventy countries. This book explains the paradox ... More

Islamic Perspectives on Wealth Creation

Islamic Perspectives on Wealth Creation

Munawar Iqbal and Rodney Wilson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621002
eISBN:
9780748653096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621002.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Debt finance involving interest payments – the standard method in the global economy – goes against Qur'anic teaching and Shariah law. Wealth creation is therefore one of the greatest challenges ... More

Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa

Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa

Roman Loimeier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695430
eISBN:
9781474427050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695430.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Based on twelve case studies (Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar and the Comoros), this books provides the first comprehensive analysis of Muslim ... More

JawanmardiA Sufi Code of Honour

Jawanmardi: A Sufi Code of Honour

Lloyd Ridgeon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641826
eISBN:
9780748653249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641826.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

How did medieval Sufis express their system of everyday morality? Sufism attracts much attention in the West, yet its ethical dimension is often overlooked. Jawanmardi – a key element of Persian ... More

The Jean Baudrillard Reader

The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Steve Redhead (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627882
eISBN:
9780748671182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627882.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is a comprehensive collection of extracts of Jean Baudrillard’s myriad published writings. The extracts extend, in order of original publication in French, from the 1960s right up to the ... More

John Stuart BlackieScottish Scholar and Patriot

John Stuart Blackie: Scottish Scholar and Patriot

Stuart Wallace

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611850
eISBN:
9780748653386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611850.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book presents a biography of this influential and distinguished Scotsman. John Stuart Blackie was one of the most impressive and influential figures of nineteenth-century Scotland, as well as ... More

Jute No MoreTransforming Dundee

Jute No More: Transforming Dundee

Jim Tomlinson and Christopher A. Whatley (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860905
eISBN:
9781474406031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860905.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book traces the process of industrial decline in Dundee from the Victorian era onwards and the social and political reverberations of this decline. It is a story of urban transformation, and how ... More

Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625Essays in Honour of Jenny Wormald

Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300–1625: Essays in Honour of Jenny Wormald

Steve Boardman (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748691500
eISBN:
9781474400848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691500.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book celebrates the work of Dr Jenny Wormald and her impact on the study of late medieval and early modern Scottish and British history. The contributors tackle questions including: How far can ... More

Land, Faith and the Crofting CommunityChristianity and Social Criticism in the Highlands of Scotland 1843-1893

Land, Faith and the Crofting Community: Christianity and Social Criticism in the Highlands of Scotland 1843-1893

Allan W. MacColl

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623822
eISBN:
9780748653379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623822.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book probes the deep-rooted links between the land, the people, and the religious culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands in the nineteenth century. The responses of the clergy to the ... More

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