The Challenge of Religious Experience
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
Al-Ghazali's Theory of Mystical Cognition and Its Avicennian Foundation
It has been customary to see the Muslim theologian Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111) as a vehement critic of philosophy, who rejected it in favour of Islamic mysticism (Sufism), a view which has come under increased scrutiny in recent years. This book argues that al-Ghazali was, instead, one of the...
Published August 21st 2011 by Routledge
The Akhbar Majmu'a
The Akhbar majmu‘a, or 'Collected Accounts', deal with the Muslim conquest of the Iberian peninsula in 711 and subsequent events in al-Andalus, down to and including the reign of ‘Abd al-Rahman III (912-961), founder of the Umayyad caliphate of al-Andalus . No Arabic text dealing with the early...
Published July 26th 2011 by Routledge
Foreign Aid, Identities and Interests
This book offers a concise and detailed analysis of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) foreign aid as a main instrument in its foreign policy. Exploring the cultural factors that have impacted on the foreign policy behaviour of the UAE and its foreign aid, the author argues that Arabism and Islamic...
Published July 4th 2011 by Routledge
The Impact of the Evolutionary Worldview
Islamic anthropology is relatively seldom treated as a particular concern even though much of the contemporary debate on the modernisation of Islam, its acceptance of human rights and democracy, makes implicit assumptions about the way Muslims conceive of the human being. This book explores how the...
Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge
Between Crusaders and Mongols
During much of the twelfth century the Crusaders dominated the military scene in the Levant. The unification of Egypt and Syria by Saladin gradually changed the balance of power, which slowly begun to tilt in favour of the Muslims. This book examines the development and role of Muslim fortresses in...
Published August 25th 2010 by Routledge
The Study of the Middle East and Islam from 1800 to 1945
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 April 19th 2009 by Routledge
Modulation of Being
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 16th 2009 by Routledge
The History of Ibn al-Qutiyah
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 February 26th 2009 by Routledge