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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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  1. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Ibn al-Haytham's Theory of Conics, Geometrical Constructions and Practical Geometry

    A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 3

    By Roshdi Rashed

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Theory of Conics, Geometrical Constructions and Practical Geometry: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 3, provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and science from the mediaeval Arab world. The present text is complemented by two preceding...

    Published February 20th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Orientalism Revisited

    Art, Land and Voyage

    Edited by Ian Richard Netton

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    The publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism in 1978 marks the inception of orientalism as a discourse. Since then, Orientalism has remained highly polemical and has become a widely employed epistemological tool. Three decades on, this volume sets out to survey, analyse and revisit the state of the...

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Ghazali's Politics in Context

    By Yazeed Said

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Imam Abü Hamid al-Ghazali is perhaps the most celebrated Muslim theologian of medieval Islam yet little attention has been paid to his personal theology. This book sets out to investigate the relationship between law and politics in the writings of Ghazali and aims to establish the extent to which...

    Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Islamic Ethics

    Divine Command Theory in Arabo-Islamic Thought

    By Mariam al-Attar

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book explores philosophical ethics in Arabo-Islamic thought. Examining the meaning, origin and development of "Divine Command Theory", it underscores the philosophical bases of religious fundamentalism that hinder social development and hamper dialogue between different cultures and nations....

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Ibn al-Haytham and Analytical Mathematics

    A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 2

    By Roshdi Rashed

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This volume provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and the exact sciences in the mediaeval Arab world. The second of five comprehensive volumes, this book offers a detailed exploration of Arabic mathematics in the eleventh century as embodied in the legacy of...

    Published September 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  7. Comte de Gobineau and Orientalism

    Selected Eastern Writings

    Edited by Geoffrey Nash, Daniel O'Donoghue

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Though known to specialists, Comte de Gobineau’s vital if idiosyncratic contribution to Orientalism has only been accessible to the English reader through secondary sources. Especially important for its portrayal of an esoteric Sufi sect like the Ahl-i Haqq, and its vivid narrative of the Babi...

    Published June 20th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Theological Approaches to Qur'anic Exegesis

    A Practical Comparative-Contrastive Analysis

    By Hussein Abdul-Raof

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book provides a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the various schools of Qur'anic exegesis, from the earliest periods through to the present day. Employing a comparative-contrastive methodology, the author examines traditional and rational schools of thought – such as the Mu’tazili, Shi...

    Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Angels in Islam

    Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti's al-Haba'ik fi akhbar al-mala'ik

    By Stephen Burge

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Angels are a basic tenet of belief in Islam, appearing in various types and genres of text, from eschatology to law and theology to devotional material. This book presents the first comprehensive study of angels in Islam, through an analysis of a collection of traditions (hadith) compiled by the...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Islam and Science

    The Intellectual Career of Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi

    By Robert Morrison

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    In examining the work of eminent fourteenth century Iranian Shiite scholar Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi, this book is the first rigorous attempt to explain the cross-fertilization of scientific and religious thought in Islamic civilization. Nisaburi did not consider himself a scientist alone,...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge