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An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

Jamel A. Velji

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690886
eISBN:
9781474427104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690886.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Fatimids’ apocalyptic vision of their central place in an imminent utopia played a critical role in transfiguring the intellectual and political terrains of North Africa in the early tenth ... More

The Challenge of PluralismParadigms from Muslim Contexts

The Challenge of Pluralism: Paradigms from Muslim Contexts

Abdou Filali-Ansary and Sikeena Karmali Ahmed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639694
eISBN:
9780748653195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639694.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Current popular and academic discussions make certain assumptions regarding Islam and its lack of compatibility with pluralism. Some notable liberal thinkers have even argued that pluralism itself is ... More

Contemporary IjtihadLimits and Controversies

Contemporary Ijtihad: Limits and Controversies

L. Ali Khan and Hisham M. Ramadan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641284
eISBN:
9780748653256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641284.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The resurgence of Islam, geopolitical crises involving Muslim nations, violence associated with Islam and the immigration of millions of Muslims to Western countries have generated a strong interest ... More

The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Adrian Gully

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Writing letters was an important component of intellectual life in the Middle Islamic period, telling us much about the cultural history of pre-modern Islamic society. This book offers an analysis of ... More

Democratisation in the Maghreb

Democratisation in the Maghreb

J.N.C. Hill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474408974
eISBN:
9781474427067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408974.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The book offers fresh insight into the recent political development and contrasting experiences of four Maghreb countries: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. The Arab Spring affected them in ... More

Development Models in Muslim ContextsChinese, 'Islamic' and Neo-liberal Alternatives

Development Models in Muslim Contexts: Chinese, 'Islamic' and Neo-liberal Alternatives

Robert Springborg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639687
eISBN:
9780748653171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639687.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Recent discussions of the‘Chinese economic development model’, the emergence of an alternative ‘Muslim model’ over the past quarter century, and the faltering globalisation of the ‘Washington ... More

The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle EastThe Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria

The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East: The Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria

Benjamin Thomas White

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641871
eISBN:
9780748653287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641871.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Why, in the years around 1920, did the concept of ‘minority’ suddenly spring to prominence in public affairs worldwide? Within a decade of World War One, the term became fundamental to public and ... More

Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Pierre Cachia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The character and range of Arab folk literature are investigated in this collection. Arranged into three sections, the book looks first at historical developments in the relationship between Arab ... More

Healing the NationPrisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939

Healing the Nation: Prisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939

Yucel Yanikdag

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748665785
eISBN:
9780748689262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665785.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book investigates how Turkish nationalism was constructed by two closely related groups: Ottoman-Turkish prisoners of war in Russia and Egypt during the First World War, and Ottoman-Turkish ... More

Ibn KhaldunLife and Times

Ibn Khaldun: Life and Times

Allen James Fromherz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639342
eISBN:
9780748653201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639342.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406) is one of the most influential and important Muslim thinkers in history. Ibn Khaldun has inspired at least as much interest among modern scholars as his immediate ... More

The Invention of Palestinian Citizenship, 1918-1947

The Invention of Palestinian Citizenship, 1918-1947

Lauren Banko

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415507
eISBN:
9781474427074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415507.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book situates the evolution of citizenship at the centre of state formation under the quasi-colonial mandate administration in Palestine. The book presents a new understanding of the Arabs' ... More

IslamBetween Message and History

Islam: Between Message and History

Abdelmadjid Charfi and David Bond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639670
eISBN:
9780748653188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639670.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book could easily be called ‘A Guide for the Modern Muslim’. The author spells out what, for him, is the essential message of Islam, followed by a history of its unfolding through the person of ... More

Islam, Christianity and the Mystic JourneyA Comparative Exploration

Islam, Christianity and the Mystic Journey: A Comparative Exploration

Ian Richard Netton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640829
eISBN:
9780748653263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640829.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This comparison of Islamic and Christian mysticism focuses on the mystic journey in the two faith traditions — the journey that every believer must make and which leads to the Divine. The author ... More

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

Language, Politics and Society in the Middle EastEssays in Honour of Yasir Suleiman

Language, Politics and Society in the Middle East: Essays in Honour of Yasir Suleiman

Abeer AlNajjar

Yonatan Mendel (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421539
eISBN:
9781474444781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421539.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book aims to shed light on core questions relating to language and society, language and conflict, and language and politics, in relation to a changing Middle East. While the book focuses on ... More

Literature and Nation in the Middle East

Literature and Nation in the Middle East

Yasir Suleiman and Ibrahim Muhawi

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620739
eISBN:
9780748653102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620739.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This study presents an original look at how ‘the nation’ is represented in the literature of the Middle East. It includes chapters on Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Israel, drawing on the ... More

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