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The Muqaddimah : an introduction to history /

: Includes indexes.
Translation of the author's introduction (Muqaddimah) to his Kitāb al-ʻibar. : 3 volumes : illustrations ; 27 cm.

Published 1985
The return of the Caliphate to Baghdad /

: Translation of extracts from : Tārīkh al-rusul wa-al-mulūk. : xxii, 239 pages ; 24 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-218) and index. : 0873958764

Published 1989
General introduction, and, From the Creation to the Flood /

: Translation of extracts from : Tārīkh al-rusul wa-al-mulūk. : xx, 413 pages ; 24 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-386) and index. : 0887065627
0887065635 (pbk.)

Published 2011
Humor in early Islam

: Humor in Early Islam , first published in 1956, is a pioneering study by the versatile and prolific scholar Franz Rosenthal (1914-2003), who (having published an article on mediaeval Arabic blurbs), should have written this text himself. It contains an annotated translation of an Arabic text on a figure who became the subject of many jokes and anecdotes, the greedy and obtuse Ashʿab, a singer who lived in the eighth century but whose literary and fictional life long survived him. The translation is preceded by chapters on the textual sources and on the historical and legendary personalities of Ashʿab; the book ends with a short essay on laughter. Whether or not the jokes will make a modern reader laugh, the book is a valuable source for those seriously interested in a religion or a culture that all too often but unjustly is associated, by outsiders, with an aversion to laughter.
: "Translation of texts":p. [36]-131. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references. : 9789004215733 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2014
Man versus society in medieval Islam /

: In Man versus Society in Medieval Islam , Franz Rosenthal (1914-2003) investigates the tensions and conflicts that existed between individuals and society as the focus of his study of Muslim social history. The book brings together works spanning fifty years: the monographs The Muslim Concept of Freedom , The Herb. Hashish versus Medieval Muslim Society (Brill, 1971), Gambling in Islam (Brill, 1975), and Sweeter than Hope. Complaint and Hope in Medieval Islam (Brill,1983), along with all the articles on unsanctioned practices, sexuality, and institutional learning. Reprinted here together for the first time, they constitute the most extensive collection of source material on all these themes from all genres of Arabic writing, judiciously translated and analyzed. No other study to date presents the panorama of medieval Muslim societies in their manifold aspects in as detailed, comprehensive, and illuminating a manner.
: Includes index. : 1 online resource (volume) : 9789004270893 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2007
Knowledge triumphant : the concept of knowledge in medieval Islam /

: In Knowledge Triumphant , Franz Rosenthal observes that the Islamic civilization is one that is essentially characterized by knowledge ( 'ilm ), for 'ilm is one of those concepts that have dominated Islam and given Muslim civilization its distinctive shape and complexion.' There is no branch of Muslim intellectual and daily life that remained untouched by the all-pervasive attitude towards 'knowledge' as something of supreme value for Muslim being. With a new foreword by Dimitri Gutas.
: Previously published: 1970. With new introduction. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789047410959 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.