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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: theTheology of Aristotle, in fact an Arabic version of Plotinus’ Enneads produced in al-Kindī’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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Freedom of Speech and Islam
Freedom of Speech and Islam
Edited by Erich Kolig

Freedom of Speech and Islam

Freedom of speech and expression is considered in the West a high public good and an important social value, underpinned by legislative and ethical norms. Its importance is not shared to the same extent by conservative and devout Muslims, who read Islamic doctrines in ways seemingly incompatible with Western notions of freedom of speech. Featuring experts across a spectrum of fields within Islamic studies, Freedom of Speech and Islam considers Islamic ...

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Islam and Development
Islam and Development
Edited by Matthew Clarke and David Tittensor

Islam and Development

Exploring the Invisible Aid Economy

Focusing on the role and impact of Islam and Islamic Faith Based Organisations (FBOs), Islam and Development considers Islamic theology and its application to development and how Islamic teaching is used in case studies of Muslim FBOs. It brings together contributions from the disciplines of theology, sociology, politics and economics, aiming ...

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law
The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law
Edited by Rudolph Peters and Peri Bearman

The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law

This Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to current research in the thriving area of Islamic law. The book presents classical Islamic law through a historiographical introduction to and analysis of Western scholarship. A distinguished group of authors provide an overview of their particular specialty, reflect on past and current thinking and also point to directions for future research. The Companion covers key debates and provokes ...

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Recovering the Female Voice in Islamic Scripture
Recovering the Female Voice in Islamic Scripture
Georgina L. Jardim

Recovering the Female Voice in Islamic Scripture

Women and Silence

This book finds that far from silencing women, the Qur`an affirms the female voice as protester for justice and as questioner of Theology. In this reading of the female role in divine revelation in the Islamic text, Georgina Jardim returns to the scriptures of the Judeo-Christian counterpart of the Abrahamic faiths, to investigate whether ...

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