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Al-Jā-hiẓIn Praise of Books

Al-Jā-hiẓ: In Praise of Books

James Montgomery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748683321
eISBN:
9780748695072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683321.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book documents and explores a ninth century Muslim thinker’s response to an emergent information technology—widely available books written on rag-paper. By 850, in Baghdad rag-paper books were ... More

Anthropomorphism in IslamThe Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Anthropomorphism in Islam: The Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Livnat Holtzman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748689569
eISBN:
9781474444828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689569.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

More than any other issue in early and medieval Islamic theology, anthropomorphism (tashbīh) stood at the heart of many theological debates. These debates were not purely intellectual; they were ... More

Arabic in the FrayLanguage Ideology and Cultural Politics

Arabic in the Fray: Language Ideology and Cultural Politics

Yasir Suleiman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748637409
eISBN:
9780748693924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637409.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Taking as its point of departure the symbolic and cognitive roles of language, this book investigates how Arabic is involved in ideological and cultural debates in which conflict is a defining ... More

Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim SocietiesUnderstanding the Past

Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Sarah Bowen Savant and Helena de Felipe (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This collection of nine case studies provides an understanding of genealogy in Muslim societies and highlights how ideas about kinship and descent have shaped communal and national identities in such ... More

A History of Islam in Indonesia

A History of Islam in Indonesia

Carool Kersten

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681839
eISBN:
9781474434973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681839.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This is the first single-volume study of the Islamisation of Indonesia from the first evidence of the acceptance of Islam by indigenous peoples until the present day. It offers an overview of the ... More

Islam and ColonialismBecoming Modern in Indonesia and Malaya

Islam and Colonialism: Becoming Modern in Indonesia and Malaya

Muhamad Ali

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474409209
eISBN:
9781474418799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409209.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book explores the ways in which Islam and European colonialism shaped modernity in the Indo-Malay world. Focusing on Indonesia and Malaysia, it looks at how European colonial and Islamic ... More

Islamic Banking and Financial CrisisReputation, Stability and Risks

Islamic Banking and Financial Crisis: Reputation, Stability and Risks

Habib Ahmed, Mehmet Asutay, and Rodney Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748647613
eISBN:
9780748695133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647613.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book asks a number of questions: Do Islamic financial institutions perform better than their Western counterparts during periods of financial crisis? How do Islamic financial institutions manage ... More

Islamic Thought in ChinaSino-Muslim Intellectual Evolution from the 17th to the 21st Century

Islamic Thought in China: Sino-Muslim Intellectual Evolution from the 17th to the 21st Century

Jonathan Lipman (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402279
eISBN:
9781474422468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402279.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The eight essays in this volume, written by scholars from six countries, narrate the continuing translations and adaptations of Islam and Muslims within Chinese culture through the writings of ... More

The Minaret

The Minaret

Jonathan M. Bloom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637256
eISBN:
9780748693832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Tracing its origins and development, this book reveals that the Minaret, long understood to have been invented in the early years of Islam as the place from which the muezzin gives the call to ... More

Muhammad IqbalEssays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Chad Hillier and Basit Koshul (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

There are few moments in human history where the forces of religion, culture and politics converge to produce some of the most significant philosophical ideas in the world. India, in the early 20th ... More

Muslim CosmopolitanismSoutheast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective

Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective

Khairudin Aljunied

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408882
eISBN:
9781474430432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408882.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Cosmopolitan ideals and pluralist tendencies have been employed creatively and adapted carefully by Muslim individuals, societies, and institutions in modern Southeast Asia to produce the necessary ... More

Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Jorgen S. Nielsen (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748646944
eISBN:
9780748684281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646944.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

After an introduction by the editor this book presents fifteen studies from across Europe, including the eastern part, many of them comparative across countries. The chapters are arranged in four ... More

Muslims in BritainRace, Place and Identities

Muslims in Britain: Race, Place and Identities

Peter Hopkins and Richard Gale (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625871
eISBN:
9780748671335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625871.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Following the events of 11th September 2001 in the USA, and more especially, the bombings on the London underground on 7th July 2005 and the incident at Glasgow Airport on 30th June 2007, an ... More

Muslims of Europe The ‘Other’ Europeans

Muslims of Europe The ‘Other’ Europeans

H. A. Hellyer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639472
eISBN:
9780748671342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639472.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The interchange between Muslims and Europe has a long and complicated history, dating back to before the idea of ‘Europe’ was born, and the earliest years of Islam. There has been a Muslim presence ... More

Prisons in the Late Ottoman EmpireMicrocosms of Modernity

Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity

Kent F. Schull

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641734
eISBN:
9781474400886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641734.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Ottoman or ‘Turkish’ prisons regularly conjure images of Oriental brutality in Western imaginations. Contrary to this stereotypical image, Ottoman prisons were sights of immense reform and ... More

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

Scotland's MuslimsSociety, Politics and Identity

Scotland's Muslims: Society, Politics and Identity

Peter Hopkins (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427234
eISBN:
9781474438407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427234.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

How do Muslims living in Scotland identify with the nation and how do they feel about their local communities? What are their experiences of education, work and religious spaces? How do they ... More

Shaping Global Islamic DiscoursesThe Role of al-Azhar, al-Medina and al-Mustafa

Shaping Global Islamic Discourses: The Role of al-Azhar, al-Medina and al-Mustafa

Masooda Bano and Keiko Sakurai (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696857
eISBN:
9781474412247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696857.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Claims abound that Saudi oil money is fuelling Salafi Islam in cultural and geographical terrains as disparate as the remote hamlets of the Swat valley in Pakistan and sprawling megacities such as ... 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

The Temptation of Graves in Salafi IslamIconoclasm, Destruction and Idolatry

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

Ondrej Beránek and Pavel Tupek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474417570
eISBN:
9781474444774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417570.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In various parts of the Islamic world over the past decades, virulent attacks have targeted Islamic funeral and sacral architecture. Rather than being random acts of vandalism, these are associated ... More

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