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  1. Rule of Law, ‘Natural Law’, and Social Contract in the Early ‘Abbasid Caliphate

    Rule of Law, ‘Natural Law’, and Social Contract in the Early ‘Abbasid Caliphate: Al-Tabari and the jariri methodology [Hardback]

    Ulrika Martensson (Author)

    £116.00

    ISBN: 9781463206499
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    The book analyses all extant works by Ibn Jarir al-Tabari (d. 224/839–310/923), referring to their individual methodologies; their legacy as al- madhhab al-jariri; and their scholarly and socio- political context. Through the study of al- Tabari’s... .... Learn More
  2. Islam Before Modernity

    Islam Before Modernity: Aḥmad al-Dardīr and the Preservation of Traditional Knowledge [Hardback]

    Walead Mosaad (Author)

    £99.00

    ISBN: 9781463243807
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: The Modern Muslim World
    Volume: 14
    This book examines the role of tradition and discursive knowledge transmission on the formation of the ‘ulamā’, the learned scholarly class in Islam, and their approach to the articulation of the Islamic disciplines. This book argues that a useful... .... Learn More
  3. Baghdad during the time of ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī

    Baghdad during the time of ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī: - [Hardback]

    Pascal Held (Author)

    £85.00

    ISBN: 9781463244385
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 29
    A study of the life and background of ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī, putative founder of the Qādiriyya order, investigating the sources for his life and attributed works. The book seeks to elucidate the ideas of al-Jīlānī, and to formulate a picture of ... .... Learn More
  4. The Law Code of Īshōʿyahb I, Patriarch of the Church of the East

    The Law Code of Īshōʿyahb I, Patriarch of the Church of the East [Paperback]

    Amir Harrak (Editor)

    £29.00

    ISBN: 9781463244347
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Texts from Christian Late Antiquity
    Volume: 75
    During the 6th century AD, Īshōʿyahb I, Patriarch of the Church of the East, produced a code of law dealing with questions raised by Bishop Jacob of Darai in the Gulf. Perennial Church issues include priestly conducts, ecclesiastical rankings, and... .... Learn More
  5. Medieval Encounters

    Medieval Encounters: Arabic-speaking Christians and Islam [Paperback]

    Ayman Ibrahim (Editor)

    £46.00

    ISBN: 9781463244477
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Gorgias Handbooks
    Volume: 55
    A sourcebook of major Arabic Christian theologians and texts from the 9th-11th centuries. Christian authors who spoke and wrote Arabic had no choice but to engage with Islam and the complex realities of life—initially as a majority, later as a min... .... Learn More
  6. Entangled Confessionalizations?

    Entangled Confessionalizations?: Dialogic Perspectives on the Politics of Piety and Community Building in the Ottoman Empire, 15th-18th Centuries [Hardback]

    Tijana Krstić (Editor); Derin Terzioğlu (Editor)

    £153.00

    ISBN: 9781463243579
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: The Modern Muslim World
    Volume: 15
    This volume explores the emergence of discourses of orthodoxy and orthopraxy in the Ottoman Empire between the 15th and 18th centuries, through empirical studies on confessional dynamics in early modern Muslim, Christian and Jewish sources. .... Learn More
  7. The Two-Edged Sea

    The Two-Edged Sea: Heterotopias of Contemporary Mediterranean Migrant Literature [Hardback]

    Nahrain Al-Mousawi (Author)

    £79.00

    ISBN: 9781463243722
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: The Modern Muslim World
    Volume: 12
    The boat journey is central to the narrative of Mediterranean migration of the undocumented. The boat itself is flimsy, fragile, unstable, and easily breakable. It is trifling and insubstantial. But it has captured the attention of the world - aft... .... Learn More
  8. Angels Hastening

    Angels Hastening: The Karbalāʾ Dreams [Paperback]

    Christopher Clohessy (Author)

    £38.00

    ISBN: 9781463244088
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 22
    When, on an autumn Medina night in 61/680, the night that saw al-Ḥusayn killed, Umm Salama was torn from her sleep by an apparition of a long-dead Muḥammad, she slipped effortlessly into a progression of her co-religionists who, irrespective of st... .... Learn More
  9. The Theology of ‘Ammār al-Basrī

    The Theology of ‘Ammār al-Basrī: Commending Christianity within Islamic Culture [Hardback]

    Mark Beaumont (Author)

    £85.00

    ISBN: 9781463243616
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies
    Volume: 62
    ʿAmmār al-Baṣrī (d.c. 850) was the first Christian to write a systematic theology in Arabic, the language of the Muslim rulers of ʿAmmār’s Middle East. This study of his two works that were only discovered in the 1970's seeks to analyse the way he... .... Learn More
  10. Middle Eastern Encounters

    Middle Eastern Encounters: Collected Essays on Visual, Material, and Textual Interactions between the Eighth and the Twenty-first Centuries [Hardback]

    Marcus Milwright (Author)

    £141.00

    ISBN: 9781463241933
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 21
    This book focuses on interactions between the Islamic world and other regions from the late eighth to the twenty-first centuries. Some chapters consider the complex relationship between Islam and the cultures of Late Antiquity in the Middle East a... .... Learn More

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