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Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

Series Editor: Ian Richard Netton

This series studies the Middle East through the twin foci of its diverse cultures and civilizations. Comprising original monographs as well as scholarly surveys, it covers topics in the fields of Middle Eastern literature, archaeology, law, history, philosophy, science, folklore, art, architecture and language. While there is a plurality of views, the series presents serious scholarship in a lucid and stimulating fashion.

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11-20 of 56 results in Culture and Civilization in the Middle East
  1. Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in Al-Andalus

    By Shari Lowin

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus investigates a largely overlooked subset of Muslim and Jewish love poetry in medieval Spain: hetero- and homo-erotic love poems written by Muslim and Jewish religious scholars, in which the lover and his sensual experience of the beloved are compared to...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Qur'an in Christian-Muslim Dialogue

    Historical and Modern Interpretations

    By Corrie Block

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Offering an analysis of Christian-Muslim dialogue across four centuries, this book highlights those voices of ecumenical tone which have more often used the Qur’an for drawing the two faiths together rather than pushing them apart, and amplifies the voice of the Qur’an itself. Finding that there...

    Published September 26th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Religious Scholars and the Umayyads

    Piety-Minded Supporters of the Marwanid Caliphate

    By Steven Judd

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Religious Scholars and the Umayyads analyzes legal and theological developments during the Marwanid period (64/684--132/750), focusing on religious scholars who supported the Umayyads. Their scholarly network extended across several generations and significantly influenced the development of the...

    Published September 5th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Muslim Conquest of Iberia

    Medieval Arabic Narratives

    By Nicola Clarke

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Medieval Islamic society set great store by the transmission of history: to edify, argue legal points, explain present conditions, offer political and religious legitimacy, and entertain. Modern scholars, too, have had much to say about the usefulness of early Islamic history-writing, although this...

    Published August 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Al-Ghazali, Averroes and the Interpretation of the Qur'an

    Common Sense and Philosophy in Islam

    By Avital Wohlman

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book examines the contrasting interpretations of Islam and the Qur’an by Averroes and Al-Ghazali, as a way of helping us untangle current impasses affecting each Abrahamic faith. This has traditionally been portrayed as a battle between philosophy and theology, but the book shows that Averroes...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Mulla Sadra and Metaphysics

    Modulation of Being

    By Sajjad H. Rizvi

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Mulla Sadra is one of the most important Islamic philosophers after Avicenna. In this exploration of his philosophy, Sajjad H. Rizvi examines the central doctrine of the modulation of being, and contextualises his work within the intellectual history of philosophical traditions in the Islamic East....

    Published April 25th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt

    Ibn al-Nafis, Pulmonary Transit and Bodily Resurrection

    By Nahyan Fancy

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    The discovery of the pulmonary transit of blood was a ground-breaking discovery in the history of the life sciences, and a prerequisite for William Harvey’s fully developed theory of blood circulation three centuries later. This book is the first attempt at understanding Ibn al-Nafis’s anatomical...

    Published April 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. German Orientalism

    The Study of the Middle East and Islam from 1800 to 1945

    By Ursula Wokoeck

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    During the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth, German universities were at the forefront of scholarship in Oriental studies. Drawing upon a comprehensive survey of thousands of German publications on the Middle East from this period, this book presents a detailed history of the...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Schools of Qur'anic Exegesis

    Genesis and Development

    By Hussein Abdul-Raof

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Qur’anic exegesis has become the battleground of political Islam and theological conflict among various Muslim schools of thought. Using comparative and contrastive methodology, examples from the Qur'an are investigated in the light of various theological views to delineate the birth, development...

    Published March 15th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Eastern Christianity in the Modern Middle East

    Edited by Anthony O'Mahony, Emma Loosley

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    The Middle East is the birthplace of Christianity and the home to a number of Eastern Churches with millions of followers. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the various denominations in the modern Middle East and will be of interest to a wide variety of scholars and students studying...

    Published March 12th 2013 by Routledge