Faculty Books

  • Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature

    Lara Harb
    Book

    What makes language beautiful? Arabic Poetics offers an answer to what this pertinent question looked like at the height of the Islamic civilization. In this novel argument, Lara Harb suggests that literary quality depended on the ability of linguistic expression to produce an experience of discovery and wonder in the listener. Analyzing...

    Cloth: 9781108490214; ebook: 9781108780483
  • The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue

    Marina Rustow
    Book

    The lost archive of the Fatimid caliphate (909–1171) survived in an unexpected place: the storage room, or geniza, of a synagogue in Cairo, recycled as scrap paper and deposited there by medieval Jews. Marina Rustow tells the story of this extraordinary find, inviting us to reconsider the longstanding but mistaken consensus that before 1500 the...

    9780691156477
  • A Slave Between Empires: A Transimperial History of North Africa

    M’hamed Oualdi
    Book

    In June 1887, a man known as General Husayn, a manumitted slave turned dignitary in the Ottoman province of Tunis, passed away in Florence after a life crossing empires. As a youth, Husayn was brought from Circassia to Turkey, where he was sold as a slave. In Tunis, he ascended to the rank of general before French conquest forced his exile to...

    Cloth: 9780231191869; ebook: 9780231549554
  • Documentary Geniza Research in the Twenty-First Century

    Jessica Goldberg; Eve Krakowski
    Book

    Special issue of Jewish History 32, nos. 2–4 (2019).

    Contents

    Introduction: A Handbook for Documentary Geniza Research in the Twenty-First Century....

    0334-701X
  • Formations of Belief: Historical Approaches to Religion and the Secular.

    Philip Nord; Katja Guenther; Max Weiss
    Book

    For decades, scholars and public intellectuals have been predicting the demise of religion in the face of secularization. Yet religion is undergoing an unprecedented resurgence in modern life―and secularization no longer appears so inevitable. Formations of Belief brings together many of today's leading historians to shed critical...

    Cloth: 9780691190754; Ebook: 9780691194165
  • Arabic Thought against the Authoritarian Age: Towards an Intellectual History of the Present

    Max Weiss; Jens Henssen
    Book

    In the wake of the Arab uprisings, the Middle East descended into a frenzy of political turmoil and unprecedented human tragedy which reinforced regrettable stereotypes about the moribund state of Arab intellectual and cultural life. This volume sheds important light on diverse facets of the post-war Arab world and its vibrant intellectual,...

    9781107193383
  • Ascension to Death

    Mamdouh Azzam; Max Weiss
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss.

    Ascension to Death is a heartbreaking love story set against the backdrop of a conservative Druze region of southern Syria. It recounts the story of an orphan girl named Salma who falls in love with a boy from her village but is forced into an arranged marriage. Salma’s fate is controlled by her...

    9781910376362
  • The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq

    Dunya Mikhail
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss and Dunya Mikhail.

    Since 2014, Daesh (ISIS) has been brutalizing the Yazidi people of northern Iraq: sowing destruction, killing those who won’t convert to Islam, and enslaving young girls and women.

    The Beekeeper, by the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail, tells the harrowing stories of...

  • Islam in Pakistan: A History

    Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book

    The first book to explore the modern history of Islam in South Asia

    The first modern state to be founded in the name of Islam, Pakistan was the largest Muslim country in the world at the time of its establishment in 1947. Today it is the second-most populous, after Indonesia. Islam in Pakistan is the first comprehensive book to...

  • Michel Foucault in Iran

    Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
    Book

    Special issue of Iran-Nāmag (vol. 3, no. 2, Summer 2018)

    Contents

    English Verso

    Foucault and Iran Reconsidered: Revolt, Religion, and Neoliberalism -- Michiel Leezenberg

    French Secular Thought: Foucault and Political Spirituality -- Brian Turner

    Risking...

  • States of Passion

    Nihad Sirees; Max Weiss
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss.

    A hapless Aleppo bureaucrat is stranded in the middle of the deserted countryside as a violent storm sets in. When he seeks refuge in an isolated old mansion, inhabited by an aged gentleman and his sinister servant, he begins to uncover a captivating tale of family secrets, lost passions, and shady dealings....

    9781782273479
  • Une histoire sociale et culturelle du politique en Algérie et au Maghreb: études offertes à Omar Carlier

    Morgan Corriou; M'hamed Oualdi
    Book

    “En explorant cinémas et boutiques, cimetières, rues et places publiques, c'est à une autre histoire de la socialisation politique au Maghreb qu'invitent les vingt-huit disciples et amis réunis dans ce livre pour rendre un hommage collectif à Omar Carlier. Historien de l'Algérie et homme de terrain, Omar Carlier a profondément renouvelé l'...

    9791035100773
  • Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Female Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary Culture

    Eve Krakowski
    Book

    Much of what we know about life in the medieval Islamic Middle East comes from texts written to impart religious ideals or to chronicle the movements of great men. How did women participate in the societies these texts describe? What about non-Muslims, whose own religious traditions descended partly from pre-Islamic late antiquity?

    ...

    9780691174983
  • Islam and Its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an

    Carol Bakhos; Michael Cook
    Book

    This volume has its origins in a conference held at the UCLA G. E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies in October 2013 and brings together scholars from various disciplines and fields to consider Islamic revelation, with particular focus on the Qur'an. The collection provides a wide-ranging survey of the development and current state...

    9780198748496
  • Salāmat-i Qurān az taḥrīf: bāzʹkhvānī-i sitīzahʹhā-yi dīrīn darʹbārah-ʼi taḥrīf yā ʻadam-i taḥrīf-i Qurʼān = Early Debates on the Integrity of the Qurʼān: A Brief Survey

  • Arabic Thought beyond the Liberal Age: Towards an Intellectual History of the Nahda

    Max Weiss; Jens Hanssen
    Book

    What is the relationship between thought and practice in the domains of language, literature and politics? Is thought the only standard by which to measure intellectual history? How did Arab intellectuals change and affect political, social, cultural and economic developments from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries? This volume offers a...

    9781107136335
  • Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment

    Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
    Book

    A groundbreaking reassessment of Foucault’s writings on one of the greatest political upheavals of our time

    Were the thirteen essays Michel Foucault wrote in 1978–1979 endorsing the Iranian Revolution an aberration of his earlier work or an inevitable pitfall of his stance on Enlightenment rationality, as critics have long alleged?...

    Cloth: 9780816699483; paper: 9780816699490
  • Remembering Akbar: Inside the Iranian Revolution

    Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
    Book

    Set in the tumultuous aftermath of the Iranian revolution in 1979, Remembering Akbar weaves together the stories of a group of characters who share a crowded death row cell in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. A teeming world is evoked vividly through the relationships, memories, and inner lives of these political prisoners, many of whom...

    Paper: 9781944869038; ebook: 9781682190555
  • Constellations of the Caucasus: Empires, Peoples, and Faiths

    Michael A. Reynolds
    Book

    Edited by Michael A. Reynolds, Ph.D. 2003.

    "The Caucasus has fascinated humanity for millennia. A natural crossroads and perpetual borderland, the Caucasus has often been described as the meeting place of East and West, Europe and Asia, Christendom and Islam. The Caucasus Mountains are home to a bewildering diversity of languages and...

    9781558766044
  • La nationalité dans le monde arabe des années 1830 aux années 1960. Négocier les appartenances et le droit

    M'hamed Oualdi; Noureddine Amara
    Book

    La nationalité est devenue une clé d’accès à des droits sociaux, économiques et politiques: marchés du travail, élections, possibilité de se déplacer dans le monde… Du fait de cette centralité dans nos vies contemporaines, la nationalité a surtout suscité pour le monde arabe des études juridiques, de sociologie voire de sciences politiques...

    9782853999861
  • Mukātabāt-i dūstānah-i Ustād Duktur Sayyid Ḥusayn Mudarrisī va Rasūl Jaʻfariyān: Īmaylʹhā-yi dūstānah mīyān-i sālʹhā-yi 2004 tā 2014 = Friendly Correspondence, Professor Seyyed Hossein Moddarresi Tabatabaee and Rasoul Jafarian: Friendly Emails

  • Saudi Arabia in Transition: Insights on Social, Political, Economic and Religious Change

    Bernard Haykel; Thomas Hegghammer; Stephane Lacroix
    Book

    Making sense of Saudi Arabia is crucially important today. The kingdom's western province contains the heart of Islam, and it is the United States' closest Arab ally and the largest producer of oil in the world. However, the country is undergoing rapid change: its aged leadership is ceding power to a new generation, and its society, dominated...

    Cloth: 9781107006294; paper: 9780521185097
  • Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective

    Michael Cook
    Book
    "Why does Islam play a larger role in contemporary politics than other religions? Is there something about the Islamic heritage that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other faiths to invoke it in their political life? If so, what is it? Ancient Religions, Modern Politics seeks to answer these questions by examining the roles of Islam,...
  • Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter

    Jonathan M. Gribetz
    Book
    "As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict persists, aspiring peacemakers continue to search for the precise territorial dividing line that will satisfy both Israeli and Palestinian nationalist demands. The prevailing view assumes that this struggle is nothing more than a dispute over real estate. Defining Neighbors boldly challenges this view, shedding...
  • Jews, Christians and Muslims in Medieval and Early Modern Times: A Festschrift in Honor of Mark R. Cohen

    Marina Rustow; Arnold E. Franklin; Roxani E. Margariti; Uriel Simonsohn
    Book

    Editors: Arnold E. Franklin, Ph.D. 2001; Roxani Eleni Margariti, Ph.D. 2002; Uriel Simonsohn, Ph.D. 2008; and Marina Rustow, Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East.

    "This volume brings together articles on the cultural, religious, social and commercial interactions among Jews, Christians and Muslims in the...

  • No Tapping around Philology: A Festschrift in Honor of Wheeler McIntosh Thackston Jr.’s 70th Birthday

    Alireza Korangy; Daniel J. Sheffield
    Book

    This volume is a collection of twenty-three articles dedicated to one of the most distinguished philologists and linguists in Near Eastern Studies and one of the most prolific teachers and translators of Near Eastern languages and literatures, Wheeler McIntosh Thackston, Jr. (Harvard University), on the occasion of his seventieth birthday....

    9783447102155
  • The Reader in al-Jahiz: The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master

    Thomas Hefter
    Book
    “The 9th-century essayist, theologian and encyclopaedist ‘Amr b. Baḥr al-Jāḥiẓ has long been acknowledged as a master of early Arabic prose writing. Many of his most engaging writings were clearly intended for a broad readership but were presented as letters to individuals. Despite the importance and quantity of these letters, surprisingly little...
  • Law and Tradition in Classical Islamic Thought: Studies in Honor of Professor Hossein Modarressi

    Michael A. Cook; Najam Haider; Intisar Rabb; Asma Sayeed
    Book

    "Bringing together essays on topics related to Islamic law, this book is composed of articles by prominent legal scholars and historians of Islam. The authors cover a wide swath of issues, ranging from a detailed examination of Shi'i traditions governing legal interpretations about everyday affairs like prayer to the intellectual exchanges...

  • The Silence and the Roar

    Nihad Sirees; Max Weiss
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss.

    With The Silence and the Roar, Nihad Sirees writes a powerful, life-affirming and Kafkaesque novel about a censored writer trying to live a normal life under a Middle Eastern dictatorship, Syria.

    Fathi, a writer no longer permitted to write, makes his way...

    9781908968296
  • Dīvān-i dū sarāyandah az qarn-i nuhum : Qāz̤ī ʻĪsá Sāvajī va Shaykh Najm al-Dīn Masʻūd

    Amineh Mahallati; Idris Bitlisi
    Book

    This volume is an annotated edition of a work by Idris Bitlisi, an Ottoman Kurdish religious scholar and administrator from Bitlis who began his career in the court of the Aq Qoyunlu (Ak Koyunlu), a dynasty which ruled Iran in the 15th century. After the dynasty was overthrown by the Safavid Isma'il I, he moved to the land of the Ottomans and...

  • Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective

    Max Weiss; Michael Laffan
    Book
    "Fear is ubiquitous but slippery. It has been defined as a purely biological reality, derided as an excuse for cowardice, attacked as a force for social control, and even denigrated as an unnatural condition that has no place in the disenchanted world of enlightened modernity. In these times of institutionalized insecurity and global terror,...
  • Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Age: Religious Authority and Internal Criticism

    Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book
    "Among traditionally educated scholars in the Islamic world there is much disagreement on the crises that afflict modern Muslim societies and how best to deal with them, and the debates have grown more urgent since 9/11. Through an analysis of the work of Muhammad Rashid Rida and Yusuf al-Qaradawi in the Arab Middle East and a number of scholars...
    9781107096455
  • The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought

    Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book
    "The first encyclopedia of Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to today, this comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible reference provides the context needed for understanding contemporary politics in the Islamic world and beyond. With more than 400 alphabetically arranged entries written by an international team of specialists,...
  • A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution

    Samar Yazbek; Max Weiss
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss.

    A well-known novelist and journalist from the coastal city of Jableh, Samar Yazbek witnessed the beginning four months of the uprising first-hand and actively participated in a variety of public actions and budding social movements. Throughout this period she kept a diary of personal reflections on, and...

    9781908323125
  • Atatürk: An Intellectual Biography

    Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book
    "When Mustafa Kemal Atatürk became the first president of Turkey in 1923, he set about transforming his country into a secular republic where nationalism sanctified by science—and by the personality cult Atatürk created around himself—would reign supreme as the new religion. This book provides the first in-depth look at the intellectual life of...
  • Esclaves et maîtres: les Mamelouks des beys de Tunis du XVIIe siècle aux années 1880

    M'hamed Oualdi
    Book

    "Des esclaves convertis à l'islam devenant maîtres de musulmans : c'est à travers ce paradoxe que furent pendant longtemps perçus les mamelouks appelés à exercer de hautes charges administratives et militaires dans le monde arabe, de leur émergence dans l'entourage des califes omeyyades puis abbassides au VIIe siècle jusqu'à leur disparition...

  • Jewish Studies at the Crossroads of Anthropology and History: Authority, Diaspora, Tradition

    Ra'anan S. Boustan; Oren Kosansky; Marina Rustow
    Book

    A collection of essays written by scholars invited to the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003–2004.

    Over the past several decades, the field of Jewish studies has expanded to encompass an unprecedented range of research topics, historical periods, geographic regions, and...

    9780812243031
  • Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires 1908–1918

    Michael A. Reynolds
    Book
    Co-Winner of the 2011 American Historical Association George Louis Beer Prize for the best work on any phase of European international history since the year 1895!   The break-up of the Ottoman empire and the disintegration of the Russian empire were watershed events in modern history. The unravelling of these empires was both cause and...
  • Tashayyuʻ va valā-yi Ahl-i Bayt dar adab-i qadīm-i Fārsī: jung-i ʻAbd al-Karīm Maddāḥ, muvarrakh 849

    Amineh Mahallati
    Book

    This volume is an annotated edition of a 9th/15th-century literary anthology of Persian poetry on the affection and love for the House of Prophet Muhammad in pre-Safavid Iran. The book is edited on the basis of a unique manuscript dated 849/1445. It contains 81 panegyrics in praise of the Prophet Muhammad and his House, many by poets who are...

  • A Tunisian Tale

    Hassouna Mosbahi; Max Weiss
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss.

    After ne’er-do-wells spread rumors about a widowed mother’s weak moral character among the people of a slum on the outskirts of Tunis that festers with migrants who have come to the metropolis from the heartland in search of a better life, her twenty-year-old son takes matters into his own hands and commits an...

    9789774164804
  • Ijtimāʻīyāt: guzīdah ī az maqālāt dar masāʼil-i maẕhabī va ijtimāʻī

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book

    Since 2007, five volumes of the collection of Modarressi's early (pre-1979) Persian articles have been published. These include volumes entitled Ijtima'iyat, Qummiyat, Sanadiyat, Kitabiyat, and Tarikhiyat. Having access to these reprints is most welcome given the fact that most of the articles...

  • In the Shadow of Sectarianism: Law, Shi’ism, and the Making of Modern Lebanon

    Max Weiss
    Book
    "Contrary to the conventional wisdom that sectarianism is intrinsically linked to violence, bloodshed, or social disharmony, Max Weiss uncovers the complex roots of Shi’i sectarianism in twentieth-century Lebanon.   The template for conflicted relations between the Lebanese state and Shi’i society arose under French Mandate rule through a...
  • The New Cambridge History of Islam

    Michael Cook
    Book
    Winner of the 2011 Waldo G. Leland Prize for the “most outstanding reference tool in the field of history” published between May 1, 2006, and April 30, 2011!   "The New Cambridge History of Islam offers a comprehensive history spanning fourteen centuries of Islamic civilization, from its beginnings in the oases and deserts of seventh-century...
  • The Iranian Revolution Turns Thirty

    Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi; et al.
    Book

    Special issue of Radical History Review (No. 105, Fall 2009).

    Contents

    Editors' Introduction -- Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi; Mansour Bonakdarian; Nasrin Rahimieh; Ahmad Sadri; Ervand Abrahamian

    Features

    The Crowd in the Iranian Revolution -- Ervand Abrahamian

    ...

    0163-6545
  • Kitābiyāt: majmūʻah-i maqālāt dar zamīnah-ʾi kitābshināsī

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book

    Since 2007, five volumes of the collection of Modarressi's early (pre-1979) Persian articles have been published. These include volumes entitled Ijtima'iyat, Qummiyat, Sanadiyat, Kitabiyat, and Tarikhiyat. Having access to these reprints is most welcome given the fact that most of the articles...

  • Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts from al-Banna to Bin Laden

    Roxanne L. Euben; Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book

    This anthology of key primary texts provides an unmatched introduction to Islamist political thought from the early twentieth century to the present, and serves as an invaluable guide through the storm of polemic, fear, and confusion that swirls around Islamism today. Roxanne Euben and Muhammad Qasim Zaman gather a broad selection of texts from...

    Cloth: 9780691135878; paper: 9780691135885
  • Tā̄rīkhiyāt: Majmūʻah-i Maqālāt va Taḥqīqāt-i Tārīkhī / Ḥusayn Mudarrisī

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book

    Since 2007, five volumes of the collection of Modarressi's early (pre-1979) Persian articles have been published. These include volumes entitled Ijtima'iyat, Qummiyat, Sanadiyat, Kitabiyat, and Tarikhiyat. Having access to these reprints is most welcome given the fact that most of the articles...

  • Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi: Islam in Modern South Asia

    Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book

    Ashraf `Ali Thanawi (1863-1943) was one of the most prominent religious scholars in Islamic history. Author of over a thousand books on different aspects of Islam, his work sought to defend the Islamic scholarly tradition and to articulate its authority in an age of momentous religious and political change. In this authoritative biography,...

    9781851684151
  • B as in Beirut

    Iman Humaydan Younes; Max Weiss
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss.

    The four interlocking narratives that make up this extraordinary novel belong to four women who live in the same apartment building in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war.

    There is Lilian with her two children, desperate to emigrate, with or without her husband. Warda cannot recover from the loss of her...

    9781566567091
  • Blood Test: A Novel

    Abbas Beydoun; Max Weiss
    Book

    Translated by Max Weiss.

    King Fahd Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies translation of Arabic literature 2007 award winner

    Widely known throughout the Arab world as a leading poet, journalist, and literary critic, Abbas Beydoun’s writing is infused with the politics and culture of his native Lebanon. In Blood Test,...

    9780815609124
  • A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire

    Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book
    "At the turn of the nineteenth century, the Ottoman Empire straddled three continents and encompassed extraordinary ethnic and cultural diversity among the estimated thirty million people living within its borders. It was perhaps the most cosmopolitan state in the world—and possibly the most volatile. A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire now...
  • Heresy and the Politics of Community: The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate

    Marina Rustow
    Book

    “In a book with a bold new view of medieval Jewish history, written in a style accessible to nonspecialists and students as well as to scholars in the field, Marina Rustow changes our understanding of the origins and nature of heresy itself. Scholars have long believed that the Rabbanites and Qaraites, the two major Jewish groups under Islamic...

  • Islam and Dissent in Postrevolutionary Iran: Abdolkarim Soroush, Religious Politics and Democratic Reform

    Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
    Book

    The Iranian revolution of 1979 overhauled not only the foundations of Iranian society, religion and politics, but also our understanding of the role of religion in modern government. Here Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi takes us on an enlightening journey, showing that the revolution unintentionally opened up the public sphere to competing...

    Cloth: 9781845118792; paper: 9781845118808
  • Sanadīyāt: majmūʻah-i maqālāt dar bārah-ʾi asnād-i tārīkhī

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book

    Since 2007, five volumes of the collection of Modarressi's early (pre-1979) Persian articles have been published. These include volumes entitled Ijtima'iyat, Qummiyat, Sanadiyat, Kitabiyat, and Tarikhiyat. Having access to these reprints is most welcome given the fact that most of the articles...

  • Qummīyāt: majmūʻah-ʾi maqālāt dar bārah-ʾi Qum

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book

    Since 2007, five volumes of the collection of Modarressi's early (pre-1979) Persian articles have been published. These include volumes entitled Ijtima'iyat, Qummiyat, Sanadiyat, Kitabiyat, and Tarikhiyat. Having access to these reprints is most welcome given the fact that most of the articles...

  • Schooling Islam: The Culture and Politics of Modern Muslim Education

    Robert W. Hefner; Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book

    Since the Taliban seized Kabul in 1996, the public has grappled with the relationship between Islamic education and radical Islam. Media reports tend to paint madrasas — religious schools dedicated to Islamic learning — as medieval institutions opposed to all that is Western and as breeding grounds for terrorists. Others have claimed that...

    Cloth: 9780691129327; paper: 9780691129334
  • Ẕayl-i nafsat al-maṣdūr

    Abū alRijāʼ Qummī; Hossein Modarressi
    Book
  • Osmanlı'dan Cumhuriyet'e Zihniyet, Siyaset ve Tarih

    Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book

    Collection of articles previously published in Zaman newspaper.

    9789758803675
  • Studies in the Origins of Early Islamic Culture and Tradition

    Michael Cook
    Book

    In contrast to the gradual formation of the high cultures of most of the world, the process by which Islamic civilisation emerged and took on its classical form between the 7th and 9th centuries was unusually sudden. The studies collected here are concerned with aspects of this remarkable development. Their topics are varied, including the...

    9780860789161
  • A Brief History of the Human Race

    Michael Cook
    Book

    A global account of how and why human history unfolded as it did from the rise of agriculture to the fall of the Twin Towers. Why has human history been crowded into the last few thousand years? Why has it happened at all? Could it have happened in a radically different way? What should we make of the disproportionate role of the West in...

    Cloth: 978-0393052312; paper: 9780393326451
  • Forbidding Wrong in Islam: An Introduction

    Michael Cook
    Book

    Michael Cook's classic study, Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought (Cambridge, 2001), reflected upon the Islamic injunction to forbid wrongdoing. This book is a short, accessible survey of the same material. Using Islamic history to illustrate his argument, Cook unravels the complexities of the subject by...

    9780521536028
  • Revival and Reform in Islam: The Legacy of Muhammad al-Shawkani

    Bernard Haykel
    Book
    "This intellectual biography of Muhammad al-Shawkani, one of the founding fathers of modern Islamic reformism, is also a study of an important transitional period in Yemeni history which saw the shift from traditional Shi'ism to Sunni reformism. The transition propelled political, religious and social change. While Shawkani espoused a socio-...
  • Tradition and Survival: A Bibliographic Survey of Early Shi’ite Literature

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book

    Featuring over 250 key thinkers both major and less well-known, and spanning three centuries, this is a comprehensive survey of early Shi'ite literature, and the first of its kind. For each figure, the author offers a summary of their life and achievements, before outlining their literary and scholarly contributions to the canon, and...

  • Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak ve Günlükleri

    Nilüfer Hatemi
    Book
    "Bir ulusun yıkılış ve kurtuluş günlüğü... Modern Türkiye'nin kurucularından Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak'ın kaleminden, "imparatorluğun en uzun bir yılı"nın (1911-1921) öyküsü...   Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak'ın, 1 Ocak 1911'den vefatından bir hafta öncesine, 2 Nisan 1950'ye kadar titizlikle ve askeri bir disiplinle tuttuğu günlükleri ilk kez gün ışığına...
  • The Ulama in Contemporary Islam: Custodians of Change

    Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book

    From the cleric-led Iranian revolution to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, many people have been surprised by what they see as the modern reemergence of an antimodern phenomenon. This book helps account for the increasingly visible public role of traditionally educated Muslim religious scholars (the `ulama) across contemporary Muslim...

    Cloth: 0691096805; paper: 9780691130705
  • Preparation for a Revolution: The Young Turks, 1902–1908

    Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book

    This book will completely transform the standard interpretation of the Young Turk Revolution of 1908, a watershed event in the late Ottoman Empire and a key to the emergence of the modern nation-states in the Middle East and Balkans.

    Preparation for a Revolution is the first book on the Young Turk Revolution to draw on both...

    9780195134636
  • Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought

    Michael Cook
    Book

    Winner of the Albert Hourani Award (2001) Winner of the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize (2001)

    Winner of the British-Kuwait Friendship Society prize (2001)

    What duty do we have to stop others from doing wrong? The question is intelligible in almost any culture, but few seek to answer it in a rigorous fashion. The most...

    Cloth: 9780521661744; paper: 9780521130936; ebook: 9780511033568
  • The Koran, a Very Short Introduction

    Michael Cook
    Book

    The Koran has constituted a remarkably resilient core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is now in its fifteenth century. In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in that of traditional Islam. He gives vivid accounts of...

    9780192853448
  • Religion and Politics under the Early ʻAbbāsids: The Emergence of the Proto-Sunnī Elite

    Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    Book

    The main concern of this book is the religious policies of the early ‘Abbāsid caliphs. It focuses on the religious trends which went into the making of Sunnī Islam, and traces the emergence of the nascent Sunnī elite in relation to the ‘Abbāsids.
    Various aspects of the caliphs' evolving relationship with the religious scholars are...

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  • The Young Turks in Opposition

    Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book

    In 1908, the revolution of the Young Turks deposed the dictatorship of Sultan Abdulhamid II and established a constitutional regime that became the major ruling power in the Ottoman empire. But the seeds of this revolution went back much farther: to 1889, when the secret Young Turk organization the Committee of Union and Progress was formed. M...

    9780195091151
  • Crisis and Consolidation in the Formative Period of Shiʻite Islam: Abū Jaʻfar ibn Qiba al-Rāzī and His Contribution to Imāmite Shīʻite Thought

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book

    The years 260–329/874–941, known among the Shî’ites as the period of Minor Occultation, comprised undoubtedly the most difficult and critical period in the history of Imâmite Shî'ism. The death of the eleventh Imam, with no apparent successor, resulted in internal conflicts, many desertions and conversions, and the emergence of numerous...

    0878500952
  • Kendi Mektuplarında Enver Paşa

    Enver Paşa; Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book

    On dönem Osmanlı tarihinde oynadığı belirleyici rolü tartışmasız olan Osmanlı İttihad ve Terakki Cemiyeti (Fırkası)’nın yapısı incelendiğinde; farklı alanlarda, değişik liderle karşılaşılıyor. İşte bunlardan biri olan Enver Paşanın 1911–1913 yıllarına ait mektuplarından derlenmiş olan bu kitap son dönem Osmanlı Tarihine kısa da olsa bir bakış...

  • Jāmi‘ al-tavārīkh-i Ḥasanī: bakhsh-i Taymūriyān pas az Taymūr

    Tāj alDīn Ha Yazdī; Hossein Modarressi; Īraj Afshār
    Book
  • Bir Siyasal Örgüt Olarak Osmanlı İttihad ve Terakki Cemiyeti ve Jön Türklük (1889–1902)

    Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book

    Araştırmalarında ilk elden kaynakları kullanmaya önem veren Şükrü Hanioğlu’nun titiz arşiv çalışmasıyla ortaya çıkardığı kapsamlı inceleme, Jön Türkler hakkında bilinenlerin dışında yepyeni bilgiler sunuyor. Hanioğlu, çalışmasının bu ilk cildini, en anlamlı bölünme anı olarak gördüğü, 1902 İttihat ve Terakki Kongresi’nde bitiriyor.

  • Risālat Iblīs ilá ikhwānihi al-manāḥīs

    Ḥākim Abī Saʻd al-Bayhaqī; Hossein Modarressi
    Book
  • Qumʹnāmah: majmūʻah-ʾi maqālāt va mutūn dar bārah-ʾi Qum

  • An Introduction to Shīʻī Law: A Bibliographical Study

  • Kharāj in Islamic Law

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book
  • Muhammad

    Michael Cook
    Book

    Just over a sixth of the world's population subscribes to the Muslim belief that 'there is no god but God, and Muhammad is his Messenger'. Michael Cook gives an incisive account of the man who inspired this faith, drawing on the traditional Muslim sources to describe Muhammad's life and teaching. He also attempts to stand back from this...

    Cloth: 0192876066; paper: 0192876058
  • Bargī az tārīkh-i Qazvīn: tārīkhchahʹī az āstānah-ʾi Shāhzādah Ḥusayn va dūdmān-i sādāt Marʻashī-i Qazvīn

  • Bir Siyasal Düşünür Olarak Doktor Abdullah Cevdet ve Dönemi

    Şükrü Hanioğlu
    Book

    “Çalışma, bir düşünürün düşüncelerini incelemeyi amaçlarken, düşüncenin içinde oluştuğu bağlamdan soyutlanamayacağını da göstermekte ve düşünce-bağlam etkileşimini başarıyla sergilemektedir. Dolayısıyla, çalışmayı okuyanlar, Dr. Abdullah Cevdet Bey'in yaşamı ve düşüncesi dışında, Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nun son dönemini de yakından tanımak...

  • Early Muslim Dogma: A Source-critical Study

    Michael Cook
    Book

    The key sources for the reconstruction of the early history of Muslim dogma are a group of texts ascribed to authors of the late first century of the Hijra. These texts bear on two major doctrinal controversies, the Murji'ite and the Qadarite, raising issues related on the one hand to the judgement of the events of the First Civil War, and on...

    Cloth: 0521233798; paper: 9780521545723
  • Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World

    Patricia Crone; Michael Cook
    Book

    This is a controversial study of the origins of Islamic civilisation, first published in 1977. By examining non-Muslim sources, the authors point out the intimate link between the Jewish religion and the earliest forms of Islam. As a serious, scholarly attempt to open up a new, exploratory path of Islamic history, the book has already...

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  • Fihrist-i nuskhahʹhā-yi khaṭṭī-i Kitābkhānah-ʾi Madrasah-ʾi Riẕavīyah-ʾi Qum

  • A History of the Ottoman Empire to 1730: Chapters from the Cambridge History of Islam and the New Cambridge Modern History

    V. J. Parry; et al.; Michael Cook
    Book

    Contents

    List of maps
    Publisher's preface
    Introduction M. A. Cook
    1. The rise of the Ottoman Empire H. İnalcik
    2. The reigns of Bāyezīd II and Selīm I, 1451–1520 V. J. Parry
    3. The reign of Sulaimān the Magnificent, 1520–66 V. J. Parry
    4. The successors of Sulaimān, 1566–1617 V. J. Parry...

    0521099919; paper: 0521208912
  • Khulāṣat al-buldān

    Ṣafī alDīn Mu Qumī; Hossein Modarressi
    Book
  • Rāhnamā-yi jughrāfīyā-yi tarīkhī-yi Qum, majmūʻah-ʼi mutūn va asnād

  • Turbat-i pākān: āsār va bināhā-yi qadīm-i maḥdūdah-ʹi kunūnī-i Dār al-Muʹminīn-i Qum

  • Kitābʹshināsī-i āsār-i marbūṭ bih Qum

  • "Misāl"hā-yi ṣudūr-i Ṣafavī: barʹrasī-i kūtāhī dar bārah-ʾi yak nawʻ az asnād-i dīvānī-i dawrah-ʾi Ṣafavī

  • Taẕkirah-ʾi mashāyikh-i Qum

    Nūr alDīn ʻ Qumī; Hossein Modarressi
    Book
  • Farmānʹhā-yi Turkamānān-i Qarāqūyūnlū va ʼĀq Qūyūnlū

  • Population Pressure in Rural Anatolia, 1450–1600

  • Qum dar qarn-i nuhum Hijrī, 801–900

    Hossein Modarressi
    Book
  • Studies in the Economic History of the Middle East: from the Rise of Islam to the Present Day

    Michael Cook
    Book

    Papers submitted to a conference held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, in the University of London in July 1967

    0197135617