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Forthcoming Books

  1. Muslim-Christian Encounters (Routledge Revivals)

    Perceptions and Misperceptions

    By William Montgomery Watt

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1991, this title explores the myths and misperceptions that have underpinned Muslim-Christian relations throughout history, and which endure to the current day. William Montgomery Watt describes how the myths originated and developed, and argues that both Muslims and Christians...

    To Be Published July 19th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Engaging with a Legacy: Nehemia Levtzion (1935-2003)

    Edited by E. Ann McDougall

    Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life – including his own ‘life vision’ on...

    To Be Published August 14th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Arabic Historical Tradition & the Early Islamic Conquests

    Folklore, Tribal Lore, Holy War

    By Boaz Shoshan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Classical Islam

    The early Arab conquests pose a considerable challenge to modern-day historians. The earliest historical written tradition emerges only after the second half of the eighth century- over one hundred years removed from the events it contends to describe, and was undoubtedly influenced by the motives...

    To Be Published September 11th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

    Edited by Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

    This multi-volume set from a range of international authors brings together a collection of writings on Islamic philosophy and thought in the Middle Ages – a time of great advances in human thinking. Out-of-print and hard to find, these titles form an essential reference source for the...

    To Be Published October 14th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Maqa´ma´t of Badi´' al-Zama´n al-Hamadha´ni´

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

    The triple aim of Hamadhání in this work, first translated into English in 1915, appears to have been to amuse, to interest and to instruct; and this explains why, in spite of the inherent difficulty of a work of this kind composed primarily with a view to the rhetorical effect upon the learned and...

    To Be Published October 14th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Avicenna

    His Life and Works

    By Soheil M. Afnan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

    This book, first published in 1958, examines the life and works of Avicenna, one of the most provocative figures in the history of thought in the East. It shows him in the right historical perspective, as the product of the impact of Greek thought on Islamic teachings against the background of the...

    To Be Published October 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Muslim Contribution to Mathematics

    By Ali Abdullah Al-Daffa'

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

    This book, first published in 1977, discusses the Muslim contribution to mathematics during the golden age of Muslim learning from the seventh to the thirteenth century. It was during this period that Muslim culture exerted powerful economic, political and religious influence over a large part of...

    To Be Published October 14th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The 'Metaphysica' of Avicenna (ibn Si¯na¯)

    A critical translation-commentary and analysis of the fundamental arguments in Avicenna's 'Metaphysica' in the 'Da¯nish Na¯ma-i 'ala¯'i¯' ('The Book of Scientific Knowledge')

    By Parviz Morewedge

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

    In this book, first published in 1973, Professor Parviz Morewedge, an expert on Islamic philosophy and mysticism, provides a critical exposition of one text of ibn Sina (Avicenna), the great Persian philosopher who lived from 980 to 1037. The text is his Metaphysica in the Danish Nama-I ‘ala’I (The...

    To Be Published October 14th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Ibn Rushd (Averroes)

    By Dominique Urvoy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

    The twelfth-century philosopher Ibn Rushd, also known as Averroes, played a crucial role in the transmission of classical philosophy to Islam, and his work had a profound influence on western scholasticism and on aspects of Renaissance thought. This book, first published in 1991, sets out the main...

    To Be Published October 14th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Ibn Khaldu^n's Philosophy of History

    A Study in the Philosophic Foundation of the Science of Culture

    By Muhsin Mahdi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

    This book, first published in 1957, is the study of 14th-century Arab historian Ibn Khaldun, who founded a special science to consider history and culture, based on the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle and their Muslim followers. In no other field has the revolt of modern Western thought against...

    To Be Published October 14th 2015 by Routledge

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    Edited by Andreas Goerke
    Published June 17th 2015
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    By Aziz Al-Azmeh
    Published May 22nd 2015
  3. Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East
    Edited by Metin Heper, Raphael Israeli
    Published May 22nd 2015
  4. Islam and Power
    Edited by Alexander S. Cudsi, E. Hillal Dessouki
    Published May 22nd 2015
  5. Islam and the Politics of Meaning in Palestinian Nationalism
    Edited by Nels Johnson
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