Living Islamic history : studies in honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand
- edited by Yasir Suleiman.
- data file.
- Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xvii, 318 pages) : illustrations, maps, portrait
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-308) and index.
- The origin of key Shiʻite thought patterns in Islamic history / Adel S. al-Abdul Jader
- Additions to The new Islamic dynasties / C. Edmund Bosworth
- Al-Thaʻalibi's Adab al-muluk, a local mirror for princes / Julia Bray
- Religious identity, dissimulation and assimilation : the Ismaili experience / Farhad Daftary
- Saladin's pious foundations in Damascus : some new hypotheses / Anne-Marie Eddé
- The coming of Islam to Bukhara / Hugh Kennedy
- A Barmecide feast : the downfall of the Barmakids in popular imagination / Remke Kruk
- The History of the patriarchs of the Egyptian Church as a source for the history of the Seljuks of Anatolia / Gary Leiser
- Genealogy and exemplary rulership in the Tarikh-i Chingiz Khan / Charles Melville
- Vikings and Rus in Arabic sources / James E. Montgomery
- Qashani and Rashid al-Din on the Seljuqs of Iran / Alexander H. Morton
- Exile and return : diasporas of the secular and sacred mind / Ian Richard Netton
- Clerical perceptions of Sufi practices in late seventeenth-century Persia, II : Al-Hurr al-ʻAmili (d. 1693) and the debate on the permissibility of Ghina / Andrew J. Newman
- On Sunni sectarianism / A. Kevin Reinhart
- The violence of the Abbasid revolution / Chase F. Robinson
- Nationalist poetry, conflict and meta-linguistic discourse / Yasir Suleiman.
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.
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- Publication date
- 0748642196 (electronic bk.)
- 9780748642199 (electronic bk.)