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Culture and Civilization in the Middle East


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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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The Three Principles of Mulla Sadra Divine Gnosis, Self-Realisation and the Dangers of Pseudo-Knowledge in Islam

The Three Principles of Mulla Sadra: Divine Gnosis, Self-Realisation and the Dangers of Pseudo-Knowledge in Islam

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Colin Turner
October 08, 2022

This is the first translation into English of Seh Asl (Three Principles) by the important sixteenth century thinker Mulla Sadra. It contains a detailed introduction by Colin Turner that contextualizes the work and a footnoted commentary on the text itself. Also included is an epilogue and...

Islam and the State in Ibn Taymiyya Translation and Analysis

Islam and the State in Ibn Taymiyya: Translation and Analysis

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jaan S. Islam, Adem Eryiğit
July 06, 2022

"Proto-Salafist" 14th-century theologian Ibn Taymiyya is recognized as the intellectual forefather of contemporary Salafism and Jihadism. This volume offers a unique approach to the study of Ibn Taymiyya, by offering an English translation of his fundamental political treatise, The Office of ...

Christian–Muslim Relations in Syria Historic and Contemporary Religious Dynamics in a Changing Context

Christian–Muslim Relations in Syria: Historic and Contemporary Religious Dynamics in a Changing Context

1st Edition

By Andrew W. H. Ashdown
November 26, 2020

Offering an authoritative study of the plural religious landscape in modern Syria and of the diverse Christian and Muslim communities that have cohabited the country for centuries, this volume considers a wide range of cultural, religious and political issues that have impacted the interreligious ...

Ibn al-Haytham, New Astronomy and Spherical Geometry A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 4

Ibn al-Haytham, New Astronomy and Spherical Geometry: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 4

1st Edition

By Roshdi Rashed
December 22, 2017

This volume provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and science from the mediaeval Arab world. The fourth volume of A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics is complemented by three preceding volumes which focused on infinitesimal determinations and other ...

Bedouin and ‘Abbāsid Cultural Identities The Arabic Majnūn Laylā Story

Bedouin and ‘Abbāsid Cultural Identities: The Arabic Majnūn Laylā Story

1st Edition

By Ruqayya Yasmine Khan
October 21, 2019

This literary-historical book draws out and sheds light upon the mechanisms of "the ideological work" that the Arabic Majnūn Laylā story performed for ‘Abbāsid urbanite, imperial audiences in the wake of the disappearance of the "Bedouin cosmos." The study focuses upon the processes of ...

The Early Muslim Conquest of Syria An English Translation of al-Azdī’s Futūḥ al-Shām

The Early Muslim Conquest of Syria: An English Translation of al-Azdī’s Futūḥ al-Shām

1st Edition

Edited By Hamada Hassanein
October 04, 2019

This book narrates the battles, conquests and diplomatic activities of the early Muslim fighters in Syria and Iraq vis-à-vis their Byzantine and Sasansian counterparts. It is the first English translation of one of the earliest Arabic sources on the early Muslim expansion entitled Futūḥ al-Shām (...

Text Linguistics of Qur'anic Discourse An Analysis

Text Linguistics of Qur'anic Discourse: An Analysis

1st Edition

By Hussein Abdul-Raof
September 27, 2018

Text Linguistics of Qur'anic Discourse is an in-depth investigation of the fabric of Qur'anic Discourse. It unravels the texture of the macro Qur'anic text; its cohesion and coherence systems; the notions of intertextuality, semantic relatedness, and thematic sequentiality; the macro textual ...

Ibn al-Haytham's Theory of Conics, Geometrical Constructions and Practical Geometry A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 3

Ibn al-Haytham's Theory of Conics, Geometrical Constructions and Practical Geometry: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 3

1st Edition

By Roshdi Rashed
January 12, 2018

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 ...

Eastern Rome and the Rise of Islam History and Prophecy

Eastern Rome and the Rise of Islam: History and Prophecy

1st Edition

By Olof Heilo
December 18, 2017

The emergence of Islam in the seventh century AD still polarises scholars who seek to separate religious truth from the historical reality with which it is associated. However, history and prophecy are not solely defined by positive evidence or apocalyptic truth, but by human subjects, who consider...

An Arab Ambassador in the Mediterranean World The Travels of Muhammad ibn ‘Uthmān al-Miknāsī, 1779-1788

An Arab Ambassador in the Mediterranean World: The Travels of Muhammad ibn ‘Uthmān al-Miknāsī, 1779-1788

1st Edition

By Nabil Matar
December 13, 2017

This book provides translated selections from the writings of Muhammad Ibn Othman al-Miknasi (d. 1799). The only writings by an Arab-Muslim in the pre-modern period that present a comparative perspective, his travelogues provide unique insight with in to Christendom and Islam. Translating excerpts...

The City in the Muslim World Depictions by Western Travel Writers

The City in the Muslim World: Depictions by Western Travel Writers

1st Edition

Edited By Mohammad Gharipour, Nilay Ozlu
December 13, 2017

Presenting a critical, yet innovative, perspective on the cultural interactions between the "East" and the "West", this book questions the role of travel in the production of knowledge and in the construction of the idea of the "Islamic city". This volume brings together authors from various ...

The Chaldean Catholic Church Modern History, Ecclesiology and Church-State Relations

The Chaldean Catholic Church: Modern History, Ecclesiology and Church-State Relations

1st Edition

By Kristian Girling
November 02, 2017

This book provides a modern historical study of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq from 2003 to 2013, against a background analysis of the origins and ecclesiological development of the Chaldean community from the sixteenth century onwards. The book offers an insight into the formation of ...

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