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Culture and Civilization in the Middle East


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This series studies the Middle East through the twin foci of its diverse cultures and civilisations. Comprising original monographs as well as scholarly surveys, it covers topics in the fields of Middle Eastern literature, archaeology, law, history, philosophy, science, folklore, art, architecture and language. While there is a plurality of views, the series presents serious scholarship in a lucid and stimulating fashion.

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Text Linguistics of Qur'anic Discourse: An Analysis

Text Linguistics of Qur'anic Discourse: An Analysis

1st Edition

Hussein Abdul-Raof
October 09, 2018

Text Linguistics of Qur'anic Discourse is an in-depth investigation of the fabric of Qur'anic Discourse. It unravels the texture of the macro Qur'anic text; its cohesion and coherence systems; the notions of intertextuality, semantic relatedness, and thematic sequentiality; the macro textual...

Ibn al-Haytham's Theory of Conics, Geometrical Constructions and Practical Geometry: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 3

Ibn al-Haytham's Theory of Conics, Geometrical Constructions and Practical Geometry: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 3

1st Edition

Roshdi Rashed
January 12, 2018

Theory of Conics, Geometrical Constructions and Practical Geometry: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 3, provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and science from the mediaeval Arab world. The present text is complemented by two preceding...

Ibn al-Haytham, New Astronomy and Spherical Geometry: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 4

Ibn al-Haytham, New Astronomy and Spherical Geometry: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 4

1st Edition

Roshdi Rashed
December 22, 2017

This volume provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and science from the mediaeval Arab world. The fourth volume of A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics is complemented by three preceding volumes which focused on infinitesimal determinations and other...

The City in the Muslim World: Depictions by Western Travel Writers

The City in the Muslim World: Depictions by Western Travel Writers

1st Edition

Mohammad Gharipour, Nilay Ozlu
December 13, 2017

Presenting a critical, yet innovative, perspective on the cultural interactions between the "East" and the "West", this book questions the role of travel in the production of knowledge and in the construction of the idea of the "Islamic city". This volume brings together authors from various...

An Arab Ambassador in the Mediterranean World: The Travels of Muhammad ibn ‘Uthmān al-Miknāsī, 1779-1788

An Arab Ambassador in the Mediterranean World: The Travels of Muhammad ibn ‘Uthmān al-Miknāsī, 1779-1788

1st Edition

Nabil Matar
December 13, 2017

This book provides translated selections from the writings of Muhammad Ibn Othman al-Miknasi (d. 1799). The only writings by an Arab-Muslim in the pre-modern period that present a comparative perspective, his travelogues provide unique insight with in to Christendom and Islam. Translating excerpts...

Eastern Rome and the Rise of Islam: History and Prophecy

Eastern Rome and the Rise of Islam: History and Prophecy

1st Edition

Olof Heilo
December 06, 2017

The emergence of Islam in the seventh century AD still polarises scholars who seek to separate religious truth from the historical reality with which it is associated. However, history and prophecy are not solely defined by positive evidence or apocalyptic truth, but by human subjects, who consider...

The Chaldean Catholic Church: Modern History, Ecclesiology and Church-State Relations

The Chaldean Catholic Church: Modern History, Ecclesiology and Church-State Relations

1st Edition

Kristian Girling
November 01, 2017

This book provides a modern historical study of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq from 2003 to 2013, against a background analysis of the origins and ecclesiological development of the Chaldean community from the sixteenth century onwards. The book offers an insight into the formation of...

Arabs and Iranians in the Islamic Conquest Narrative: Memory and Identity Construction in Islamic Historiography, 750–1050

Arabs and Iranians in the Islamic Conquest Narrative: Memory and Identity Construction in Islamic Historiography, 750–1050

1st Edition

Scott Savran
September 14, 2017

Arabs and Iranians in the Islamic Conquest Narrative analyzes how early Muslim historians merged the pre-Islamic histories of the Arab and Iranian peoples into a didactic narrative culminating with the Arab conquest of Iran.  This book provides an in-depth examination of Islamic historical...

New Horizons in Qur'anic Linguistics: A Syntactic, Semantic and Stylistic Analysis

New Horizons in Qur'anic Linguistics: A Syntactic, Semantic and Stylistic Analysis

1st Edition

Hussein Abdul-Raof
July 27, 2017

New Horizons in Qur'anic Linguistics provides a panoramic insight into the Qur'anic landscape fenced by innate syntactic, semantic and stylistic landmarks where context and meaning have closed ranks to impact morphological form in order to achieve variegated illocutionary forces. It provides a...

Theological Approaches to Qur'anic Exegesis: A Practical Comparative-Contrastive Analysis

Theological Approaches to Qur'anic Exegesis: A Practical Comparative-Contrastive Analysis

1st Edition

Hussein Abdul-Raof
July 13, 2017

This book provides a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the various schools of Qur'anic exegesis, from the earliest periods through to the present day. Employing a comparative-contrastive methodology, the author examines traditional and rational schools of thought – such as the Mu’tazili, Shi...

Ghazali's Politics in Context

Ghazali's Politics in Context

1st Edition

Yazeed Said
May 31, 2017

Imam Abü Hamid al-Ghazalı is perhaps the most celebrated Muslim theologian of medieval Islam yet little attention has been paid to his personal theology. This book sets out to investigate the relationship between law and politics in the writings of Ghazalı and aims to establish the extent to which...

Ibn al-Haytham and Analytical Mathematics: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 2

Ibn al-Haytham and Analytical Mathematics: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 2

1st Edition

Roshdi Rashed
May 25, 2017

This volume provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and the exact sciences in the mediaeval Arab world. The second of five comprehensive volumes, this book offers a detailed exploration of Arabic mathematics in the eleventh century as embodied in the legacy of...

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