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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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31-40 of 55 results in Culture and Civilization in the Middle East
  1. 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 11th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 5th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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 13th 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2011 by Routledge

  6. 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 21st 2011 by Routledge

  7. 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 21st 2011 by Routledge

  8. 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 21st 2011 by Routledge

  9. Al-Ghazali and the Qur'an

    One Book, Many Meanings

    By Martin Whittingham

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book is the first of its kind to focus entirely on the Qur’anic interpretation of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111), a towering figure of Sunni Islam. Martin Whittingham explores both al-Ghazali’s hermeneutical methods and his interpretations of particular Quranic texts, and covers al-Ghazali’s...

    Published February 21st 2011 by Routledge

  10. Ibn ‘Arabî - Time and Cosmology

    By Mohamed Haj Yousef

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book is the first comprehensive attempt to explain Ibn ‘Arabî’s distinctive view of time and its role in the process of creating the cosmos and its relation with the Creator. By comparing this original view with modern theories of physics and cosmology, Mohamed Haj Yousef constructs a new...

    Published February 21st 2011 by Routledge