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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. Founding Figures and Commentators in Arabic Mathematics

    A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 1

    By Roshdi Rashed

    Edited by Nader El-Bizri

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    In this unique insight into the history and philosophy of mathematics and science in the mediaeval Arab world, the eminent scholar Roshdi Rashed illuminates the various historical, textual and epistemic threads that underpinned the history of Arabic mathematical and scientific knowledge up to the...

    Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Christians in Al-Andalus 711-1000

    By Ann Rosemary Christys

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Our current image of the Christian population of al-Andalus after AD711 reflects the way history has been written. The Christians almost disappeared from the historical record as the historians of the conquering Muslims concentrated on the glories of the Ummayads.This book reconsiders, through...

    Published September 30th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Shi'i Theology in Iran

    The Challenge of Religious Experience

    By Ori Goldberg

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Taking a theologically oriented method for engaging with historical and cultural phenomena, this book explores the challenge, offered by revolutionary Shi’i theology in Iran, to Western conventions on theology, revolution and religion’s role in the creation of identity. Offering a stringent...

    Published September 12th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Formation of Hanbalism

    Piety into Power

    By Nimrod Hurvitz

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (d. 855) was the eponymous founder of a school of law, and an influential intellectual who led the Baghdadi masses during the Inquisition. Owing to his status as a jurist, to the religious ideas he propounded and to his model way of life, he is perceived as one of the pivotal...

    Published April 6th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Islam and the Baha'i Faith

    A Comparative Study of Muhammad ‘Abduh and ‘Abdul-Baha ‘Abbas

    By Oliver Scharbrodt

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Muhammad ‘Abduh (1849-1905) was one of the key thinkers and reformers of modern Islam who has influenced both liberal and fundamentalist Muslims today. ‘Abdul-Baha (1844-1921) was the son of Baha’ullah (1817-1892), the founder of the Baha’i Faith; a new religion which began as a messianic movement...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Early Islamic Spain

    The History of Ibn al-Qutiyah

    By David James

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book is the first published English-language translation of the significant History of Islamic Spain by Ibn al-Qutiya (d. Cordova 367 / 977). Including extensive notes and comments, a genealogical table and relevant maps, the text is preceded by a study of the author and his work, and is the...

    Published March 14th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Folklore and Folklife in the United Arab Emirates

    By Sayyid Hamid Hurriez

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    A unique description and analysis of the domains and genres of UAE folklore, including folk customs and beliefs, traditional arts and crafts, folk dances, folk narratives and proverbs. Challenging the established meaning of folklife, this volume also deals with folklore in public life, in the mass...

    Published February 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  8. Structure and Meaning in Medieval Arabic and Persian Lyric Poetry

    Orient Pearls

    By Julie Meisami

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This is the first comprehensive and comparative study of compositional and stylistic techniques in medieval Arabic and Persian lyric poetry. Ranging over some seven countries, it deals with works by over thirty poets in the Islamic world from Spain to present-day Afghanistan, and examines how this...

    Published February 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  9. Arabic Rhetoric

    A Pragmatic Analysis

    By Hussein Abdul-Raof

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Arabic Rhetoric explores the history, disciplines, order and pragmatic functions of Arabic speech acts. It offers a new understanding of Arabic rhetoric and employs examples from modern standard Arabic as well as providing a glossary of over 448 rhetorical expressions listed in English with their...

    Published February 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Arab Representations of the Occident

    East-West Encounters in Arabic Fiction

    By Rasheed El-Enany

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This is one of the first books in English to explore Arab responses to Western culture and values in modern Arab literature. Through in-depth research El-Enany examines the attitudes as expressed mainly through works of fiction written by Arab authors during the twentieth, and, to a lesser extent,...

    Published February 22nd 2011 by Routledge