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Suleiman A. Mourad, Smith College and James E. Lindsay, Colorado State University
The Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology provides an account of the preaching of a revitalized vision of jihad in Crusader-era Syria by Sunni scholars, including Ibn ʿAsākir, as a major propaganda tool of the Counter-Crusade and Sunni revival.
Edited by Ingrid Hehmeyer, Ryerson University, and Hanne Schönig, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, with the collaboration of Anne Regourd, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Traditional medicine in Yemen is largely plant-based. Fourteen scholars represent both humanities and natural sciences in studying herbal medicines and their multifaceted applications within traditional Yemeni society. Approaches are based on textual analysis, empirical research and laboratory ...
Edited by Paul M. Cobb, University of Pennsylvania
In honor of Fred M. Donner's distinguished career as an interpreter of early Islam, this volume collects more than a dozen studies by his students. They range over a wide array of sub-fields in Islamic studies, including Islamic history, historiography, Islamic law, Qur'anic studies and ...
Li Guo, University of Notre Dame
Drawing on medieval Arabic sources and earlier scholarship, this book is a study of the life and work of Ibn Dāniyāl (d. 1310). It also presents the first full English translation of his shadow play "The Phantom.”
Samer Akkach, University of Adelaide
For the first time al-Ghazzī’s authoritative biography of ‘Abd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī, al-Wird al-Unsī, is being presented in this critical edition along with new critical reviews of al-Nābulusī’s large body of works and of modern literature on him.
Sean W. Anthony, University of Oregon
This book offers an examination of the origins of Shīʿite Islam as viewed through the lens of the traditions surrounding its earliest and most infamous heretic, ʿAbd Allāh ibn Sabaʾ, and the sectarian movement he purportedly founded, the Sabaʾīya.
Avraham Hakim, University of Tel-Aviv
This book offers an early Shiite/Fatimid controversy against Sunnite scholars in matter of Islamic law. Al-Qadi al-Nu'man (d. 363/974) refutes Ibn Qutayba's (d. 276/889) argument according to which succinct legal formulas exempt civil servants from the need of long dissertations of jurists.
Paulina B. Lewicka
As a corpus-based study which aims at profiling the food culture of medieval Cairo, the book is an attempt to reconstruct the menu of Cairenes as well as their various daily practices, customs and habits related to food and eating.
Edited, translated and commented by Esra Akın
This critical edition of Mustafa Âli’s Epic Deeds of Artists about the lives and works of calligraphers and painters offers insight into the artistic, cultural, social, and religious traditions that produced the great artists of the Ottoman and Persianate worlds.
Camilla Adang, Wilferd Madelung and Sabine Schmidtke
Ibn Khallād was a disciple of the famous Muʿtazilī theologian, Abū Hāshim al-Jubbāʾī (d. 933). His otherwise lost theological summa, K. al-Uṣūl, has reached us embedded in the Ziyādāt Sharḥ al-Uṣūl by the Zaydī Imām al-Nāṭiq bi-l-ḥaqq (d. 1033). This volume contains an editio princeps of this text.
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