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The Formation of the Classical Islamic World


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Education and Learning in the Early Islamic World

Education and Learning in the Early Islamic World

1st Edition

Edited By Claude Gilliot
August 22, 2012

Studying education and learning in the formative period of Islam is not immediately easy, since the sources for this are relatively late and frequently project backwards to the earlier period the assumptions and conditions of their own day. The studies in this volume have been selected for the ...

Late Antiquity on the Eve of Islam

Late Antiquity on the Eve of Islam

1st Edition

Edited By Averil Cameron
April 17, 2013

This volume reflects the huge upsurge of interest in the Near East and early Islam currently taking place among historians of late antiquity. At the same time, Islamicists and Qur'anic scholars are also increasingly seeking to place the life of Muhammad and the Qur'an in a late antique background. ...

The Articulation of Early Islamic State Structures

The Articulation of Early Islamic State Structures

1st Edition

Edited By Fred M. Donner
February 28, 2012

This volume reprints nineteen articles that deal with the formation of the first Islamic state under the 'rightly-guided' and Umayyad caliphs (632-750 CE). The articles (five of which originally appeared in languages other than English and are translated here) trace the crystallization of key ...

The Development of Islamic Ritual

The Development of Islamic Ritual

1st Edition

Edited By Gerald Hawting
July 28, 2006

This volume is concerned with the origins, development and character of ritual in Islam. The focus is upon the rituals associated with the five 'pillars of Islam': the credal formula, prayer, alms, fasting and pilgrimage. Since the 19th century academic scholarship has sought to investigate Muslim ...

The Early Islamic Grammatical Tradition

The Early Islamic Grammatical Tradition

1st Edition

Edited By Ramzi Baalbaki
February 28, 2007

The last decades have witnessed a major resurgence of interest in the Arabic grammatical tradition. Many of the issues on which previous scholarship focused - for example, foreign influences on the beginnings of grammatical activity, and the existence of grammatical "schools" - have been revisited,...

The Expansion of the Early Islamic State

The Expansion of the Early Islamic State

1st Edition

Edited By Fred M. Donner
May 21, 2008

This volume presents a selection of the key studies in which leading scholars since the beginning of the 20th century attempt to explain the phenomenally rapid expansion of the early Islamic state during the 7th century CE. The articles debate the causes for the conquest movement or expansion, the ...

The Turks in the Early Islamic World

The Turks in the Early Islamic World

1st Edition

Edited By C. Edmund Bosworth
February 28, 2007

This volume brings together a set of key articles, along with a new introduction to contextualize them, on the role of Turkish peoples in the Western Asiatic world up to the 11th century. Such topics as the geographical and environmental original milieux of these peoples in the forest zone and ...

Hadith Origins and Developments

Hadith: Origins and Developments

1st Edition

Edited By Harald Motzki
September 12, 2016

Hadith is understood here in its broader meaning as the bulk of the texts which contain information on the prophet Muhammad and his Companions, having the form of transmissions from them. The reliability of this material as a source for early Islam is still a highly debated issue. This selection of...

Shi'ism

Shi'ism

1st Edition

Edited By Etan Kohlberg
August 07, 2003

This volume brings together seventeen articles reflecting the wide range of scholarly interest in early Shi`ism over the past half century. All major branches of Shi`ism are covered. Some studies are historical in nature, whether dealing with specific events or offering a broad historical ...

The Formation of Islamic Law

The Formation of Islamic Law

1st Edition

Edited By Wael B. Hallaq
January 15, 2004

The fourteen studies included in this volume have been chosen to serve several purposes simultaneously. At a basic level, they aim to provide a general - if not wholly systematic - coverage of the emergence and evolution of law during the first three and a half centuries of Islam. On another level,...

The Formation of al-Andalus, Part 1 History and Society

The Formation of al-Andalus, Part 1: History and Society

1st Edition

Edited By Manuela Marin
December 21, 1998

These two volumes present a conspectus of current research on the history and culture of early medieval Spain and Portugal, from the time of the Arab conquest in 711 up to the fall of the caliphate. They trace the impact of Islamisation on the pre-existing Roman and Visigothic political and social ...

The Qur’an Style and Contents

The Qur’an: Style and Contents

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Rippin
December 05, 2016

This volume is one of two edited by Andrew Rippin which are designed to complement one another, and to comprehend the principal trends in modern scholarship on the Qur’an. Both volumes are provided with a new introduction by the editor, analysing this scholarship, and providing references for ...

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