Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

By: Yasir Suleima (editor), Julia Ashtiany Bray (contributor), Farhad Daftary (contributor), Professor C. Edmund Boswort (contributor), Adel Al-Abdu (contributor)Hardback

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The publication of this book honours Professor Carole Hillenbrand's outstanding achievements in and service to Islamic and Middle Eastern Scholarship. It gathers original research from a range of leading international scholars from the UK, Europe and the USA whose chapters throw new light on a set of topics in medieval Islamic history, Islamic doctrine and practice, and the interaction between Islam and the modern world. Seeking to present fresh evidence and engaging ways of looking at old and new material, the authors contribute to a richer understanding of the interaction between historical events, social trends, religious practices and lived experiences in medieval Turkey and Central Asia, Iran and the Arabic-speaking lands. The book also discusses how some of the most abiding themes in the Arab-Islamic tradition continue to resonate in the modern world. Living Islamic History features contributions from Adel Al-Abdul Jader, C. E. Bosworth, Julia Bray, Farhad Daftary, Anne-Marie Edde, Hugh Kennedy, Remke Kruk, Gary Leiser, Charles Melville, James E. Montgomery, A. H. Morton, Ian R. Netton, Andrew Newman, A. Kevin Reinhart, Chase F. Robinson and Yasir Suleiman.

About Author

Professor Yasir Suleiman is the first holder of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa'id Chair of Modern Arabic Studies and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. His many published works include A War of Words: Language and Conflict in the Middle East (2004), The Arabic Language and National Identity: A Study in Ideology (2003), The Arabic Grammatical Tradition: A Study in Tal'liil(1999), Literature and Nation in the Middle East (edited with Ibrahim Muhawi, 2006), Language and Society in the Middle East and North Africa (editor, 1999), Arabic Grammar and Linguistics (editor, 1998), Language and Identity in the Middle East and North Africa (editor, 1996) and Arabic Sociolinguistics: Issues and Perspectives (editor, 1994). Julia Ashtiany Bray is Professor of Medieval Arabic Literature at the Universite Paris 8. She is editor of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature (Cambridge University Press, 1991) and Writing and Representation in Medieval Islam (Routledge, 2006).


Acknowledgements; Professor Carole Hillenbrand: List of Publications; List of Contributors; Introduction, Yasir Suleiman; 1. The Origin of Key Shiite Thought Patterns in Islamic History, Adel Al-Abdul Jader (Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences); 2. Additions to The New Islamic Dynasties, C. Edmund Bosworth (University of Manchester (Emeritus)); 3. Al-Tha'alibi's Adab al-muluk, A Local Mirror for Princes, Julia Bray (Universite Paris 8); 4. Religious Identity, Dissimulation and Assimilation: The Ismaili Experience, Farhad Daftary (Institute of Ismaili Studies); 5. Saladin's Pious Foundations in Damascus: Some New Hypotheses, Anne-Marie Edde (Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes, CNRS); 6. The Coming of Islam to Bukhara, Hugh Kennedy (School of Oriental and African Studies); 7. A Barmecide Feast: The Downfall of the Barmakids in Popular Imagination, Remke Kruk (Universiteit Leiden); 8. The History of the Patriarchs of the Egyptian Church as a Source for the History of the Seljuks of Anatolia, Gary Leiser (Travis Air Museum); 9. Genealogy and Exemplary Rulership in the Tarikh-i Chingiz Khan, Charles Melville (University of Cambridge); 10. Vikings and Rus in Arabic Sources, James E. Montgomery (University of Cambridge); 11. Qashani and Rashid al-Din on the Seljuqs of Iran, Alexander H. Morton (School of Oriental and African Studies); 12. Exile and Return: Diasporas of the Secular and Sacred Mind, Ian Richard Netton (University of Exeter); 13. Clerical Perceptions of Sufi Practices in Late 17th Century Persia, II: Al-Hurr al-'Amili (d. 1693) and the Debate on the Permissibility of Ghina, Andrew J. Newman (University of Edinburgh); 14. On Sunni Sectarianism, A. Kevin Reinhart (Dartmouth College); 15. The Violence of the Abbasid Revolution, Chase F. Robinson (City University of New York); 16. Nationalist Poetry, Conflict and Meta-linguistic Discourse, Yasir Suleiman (University of Cambridge); Bibliography; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780748637386
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780748637386
  • ISBN10: 0748637389

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