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Shi'i Reformation in Iran
Shi'i Reformation in Iran
Ali Rahnema

Shi'i Reformation in Iran

The Life and Theology of Shari’at Sangelaji

In Shi'i Reformation in Iran, Rahnema offers a fresh understanding of Sangelaji’s reformist discourse from a theological standpoint, and takes readers into the heart of the key religious debates in Iran in the 1940s. Drawing on the writings of Sangelaji, as well as interviews with his son, the book provides a comprehensive introduction to ...

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Muslim Families, Politics and the Law
Muslim Families, Politics and the Law
Ralph Grillo

Muslim Families, Politics and the Law

A Legal Industry in Multicultural Britain

Islam generally and the Muslim family in particular have become highly politicized sites of contestation. This book focuses on the way in which gender relations and associated questions of (women’s) agency, consent and autonomy, have become the focus of political and social commentary, and the implications this has for British multiculturalism ...

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Secularism and Identity
Secularism and Identity
Reza Gholami

Secularism and Identity

Non-Islamiosity in the Iranian Diaspora

Within western political, media and academic discourses, Muslim communities are predominantly seen through the prism of their Islamic religiosities, yet there exist within diasporic communities unique and complex secularisms. Drawing on detailed interview and ethnographic material gathered in the UK, this book examines the ways in which a ...

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Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia
Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia
Edited by A.C.S. Peacock, Bruno De Nicola and Sara Nur Yıldız

Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia

This volume offers a comparative approach to understanding the spread of Muslim culture in medieval Anatolia. It aims to reassess work in the field since the 1971 classic by Speros Vryonis, The Decline of Hellenism in Asia Minor and the Process of Islamization which treats the process of transformation from a Byzantinist perspective. Essays examine the Christian experience of living under Muslim rule, consider encounters between Christianity and Islam ...

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Studies on Plotinus and al-Kindi
Studies on Plotinus and al-Kindi
Peter Adamson

Studies on Plotinus and al-Kindi

This book collects papers on the greatest philosopher of late antiquity and founder of Neoplatonism, Plotinus (d. 270), and the founding figure of philosophy in the Islamic world: al-Kindī (d. ca. 873). A number of the contributions focus on the text that joins the two: the Theology of Aristotle, in fact an Arabic version of Plotinus’ Enneads produced in al-Kind��’s translation circle. Adamson argues that this translation is best understood as a reinterpretation ...

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Orientations of Avicenna's Philosophy
Orientations of Avicenna's Philosophy
Dimitri Gutas

Orientations of Avicenna's Philosophy

Essays on his Life, Method, Heritage

This volume, a major new research tool, brings together seventeen studies on Avicenna by Dimitri Gutas, written over the past twenty-five years. They aim to establish Avicenna’s historical and philosophical context as a means to determining his philosophical project and the orientations of his thought. They deal with his life and works, his ...

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Muslim Citizens in the West
Muslim Citizens in the West
Edited by Samina Yasmeen and Nina Marković

Muslim Citizens in the West

Spaces and Agents of Inclusion and Exclusion

Drawing upon original case studies spanning North America, Europe and Australia, Muslim Citizens in the West explores how Muslims have been both the excluded and the excluders within the wider societies in which they live. The book extends debates on the inclusion and exclusion of Muslim minorities beyond ideas of marginalisation to show that ...

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Rebuilding Anatolia after the Mongol Conquest
Rebuilding Anatolia after the Mongol Conquest
Patricia Blessing

Rebuilding Anatolia after the Mongol Conquest

Islamic Architecture in the Lands of Rūm, 1240–1330

Beginning with the Mongol conquest of Anatolia in 1243, and ending with the demise of the Ilkhanid Empire in the 1330s, this book considers how the integration of Anatolia into the Mongol world system transformed architecture and patronage in this frontier region. Blessing considers the monuments built during this period alongside written ...

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