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Developing perspectives in Mamluk history : essays in honor of Amalia Levanoni /

: xxvii, 414 pages : Illustrations (some col) ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-402) and index. : 9789004340466

The Fatimid Armenians : cultural and political interaction in the Near East /

: viii, 214 pages ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-199) and index. : 9004108165 (cloth : alk. paper)

Published 2015
Documents and the history of the early Islamic world /

: xiii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004249592

Published 2015
From Bāwīṭ to Marw : documents from the medieval Muslim world /

: xviii, 190 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004282056

Published 2008
The fortress of the raven : Karak in the Middle Islamic period (1100 -1650) /

: xvii, 445 pages, [23] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (p. [403]-432) and index. : 9004165193 (hardback : alk. paper)
9789004165199 (hardback : alk. paper)

Published 2016
The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning : Studies Presented to Wadad Kadi /

: xlii, 654 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004305908 (hardback : alk. paper)

Published 2016
Urban autonomy in medieval Islam : Damascus, Aleppo, Cordoba, Toledo, Valencia and Tunis /

: ix, 225 pages : map ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-208) and index. : 9789004310261 (hardback : alk. paper)

Published 2021
New Readings in Arabic Historiography from Late Medieval Egypt and Syria : Proceedings of the themed day of the Fifth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies /

: New Readings in Arabic Historiography contributes to research on Arabic texts of history from late medieval Egypt and Syria. Departing from dominant understandings of these texts through the prisms of authenticity and "literarization," it engages with questions of textual constructedness and authorial agency. This edited volume consists of 13 contributions by a new generation of scholars. Each of the volume's three parts represents a different aspect of their new readings of particular texts. Part one looks at concrete instances of textual interdependencies, part two at the creativity of authorial agencies, and part three at the relationship between texts and social practice. New Readings thus participates in the revaluation of late medieval Arabic historiography as a critical field of inquiry.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004458901

Published 2020
In the Author's Hand: Holograph and Authorial Manuscripts in the Islamic Handwritten Tradition /

: In recent years, a growing interest in "oriental manuscripts" in all their aspects, including the extrinsic ones, has been observed. Research that focuses on holograph, autograph and authorial manuscripts in Arabic handwritten script has nevertheless been casual, although these manuscripts raise important and varied questions. The study of the working methods of authors from the past informs different disciplines: paleography, codicology, textual criticism, ecdotics, linguistics and intellectual history. In this volume nine contributions and case studies are gathered that address theoretical issues and convey different, disruptive perspectives. A particularly important subject of this book, so far rarely discussed in scientific literature, is the identification of an author's handwriting. Among the authors specifically dealt with in this volume one will find: al-Maqrīzī (m. 845/1442), al-Nuwayrī (m. 733/1333), Akmal al-Dīn b. Mufliḥ (m. 1011/1603), al-ʿAynī (m. 855/1451) and Ibn Khaldūn (m. 808/1406). Contributors: Frédéric Bauden, Julien Dufour, Élise Franssen, Adam Gacek, Retsu Hashizume, Marie-Hélène Marganne, Elias Muhanna, Nobutaka Nakamachi, Anne Regourd, and Kristina Richardson.
: 1 online resource : 9789004413177

Published 2019
Les fatimides et la mer (909-1171) /

: The Fatimids (10th - 12th centuries C.E) are known to have been the first Shiite caliphal dynasty and to have founded Cairo, the city that became their capital in 973 when they left Tunisia for Egypt. During their reign, the Fatimids built an effective war fleet that inflicted several defeats on Christian navies. This is the first study on the Fatimid naval force and, more generally, on the role of the sea for the Fatimids whose territories touched both the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. The documentation presented in this study demonstrates how, in the course of two centuries, this Ismaeli dynasty set up a maritime policy and developed a communication strategy in which their control of the sea helped legitimize their universalist claims against competing powers. Les Fatimides (10e -12e s. ap. J.-C) sont connus pour avoir été la première dynastie califale chiite et pour avoir fondé Le Caire qui devint leur capitale à partir de 973 lorsque la dynastie quitta la Tunisie actuelle pour s'installer en Egypte et prendre possession d'un empire qui s'étendait de l'Algérie orientale jusqu'à la Syrie en passant par la Sicile et certains territoires de la péninsule arabique. Durant leur règne, ils disposèrent d'une flotte de guerre efficace qui infligea plusieurs défaites aux marines chrétiennes. Au-delà de la chronologie des batailles navales, aucune étude n'existait sur le rôle de cette force navale et plus généralement sur le rôle de la mer pour les Fatimides dont les territoires touchaient à la fois la Méditerranée et la mer Rouge. La documentation met pourtant en évidence que sur durant plus de deux siècles, les Fatimides mirent en place une politique maritime qui dépassait largement les considérations militaires. Ils développèrent ainsi une stratégie de communication dans laquelle la mer jouait un rôle majeur pour à la fois légitimer les prétentions universalistes de cette dynastie ismaélienne face à des pouvoirs concurrents et pour lui permettre de survivre.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004410640

Published 2020
Encounters with the Hidden Imam in Early and Pre-Modern Twelver Shīʿī Islam /

: The history of Twelver Shīʿī Islam is a history of attempts to ‎deal with the ‎abrupt loss of the Imam. In Encounters with the Hidden Imam in Early and Pre-‎Modern Twelver Shīʿī Islam , ‎Omid Ghaemmaghami demonstrates that in the early years of what came to be known as the Greater Occultation, Shīʿī authorities maintained that all contact with the Imam had been sundered, forcing him to remain incommunicado ‎until his (re)appearance‎. This position, however, proved ‎untenable to maintain. Almost a ‎century after the start of the Greater Occultation, prominent scholars ‎began to concede the ‎possibility that some Shīʿa can meet the Hidden Imam. Accounts of encounters with the Imam from the Greater Occultation soon began to appear, adumbrating their exponential growth in later centuries.
: 1 online resource : 9789004413153

Published 2021
Mediterranean Captivity through Arab Eyes, 1517-1798 /

: The post-Lepanto Mediterranean was the scene of "small wars," to use Fernand Braudel's phrase, which resulted in acts of piracy and captivity. Thousands upon thousands of Europeans, Arabs, and Turks were seized into bagnios stretching from Cadiz to Valletta and from Salé to Tripoli. After returning to their homelands, dozens from England and France, Germany and Spain, Malta and Italy wrote about their captivities. Their accounts were printed, distributed, translated, and plagiarized, making captivity a key subject in Europe's Mediterranean history. While Europeans wrote extensively about their ordeals, the Arabs wrote little because their religious culture militated against such writings, which would be construed as expressing disaffection with the will of God. Nor were there detailed records and registers of captives - their names, places of origin, and ransom prices - similar to what was kept in the European archives. Contrary, however, to what some historians have claimed, there was a distinct Arabic narrative of captivity that survives in anecdotes, recollections, reports, miracles, letters, fatawa, exempla and short biographies in both verse and prose. Cumulatively, these sources constitute the Arabic qiṣṣas al-asrā, or stories of the captives, in the native language and idiom of the men and women of the early modern Mediterranean.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004440258

Published 2021
Historicizing Sunni Islam in the Ottoman Empire, c. 1450-c. 1750 /

: Articles collected in Historicizing Sunni Islam in the Ottoman Empire, c. 1450-c. 1750 engage with the idea that "Sunnism" itself has a history and trace how particular Islamic genres-ranging from prayer manuals, heresiographies, creeds, hadith and fatwa collections, legal and theological treatises, and historiography to mosques and Sufi convents-developed and were reinterpreted in the Ottoman Empire between c. 1450 and c. 1750. The volume epitomizes the growing scholarly interest in historicizing Islamic discourses and practices of the post-classical era, which has heretofore been styled as a period of decline, reflecting critically on the concepts of 'tradition', 'orthodoxy' and 'orthopraxy' as they were conceived and debated in the context of building and maintaining the longest-lasting Muslim-ruled empire.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004440296

Published 2019
Light upon light: essays in Islamic thought and history in honor of Gerhard Bowering /

: Light upon Light: Essays in Islamic Thought and History in Honor of Gerhard Bowering brings together studies that explore the richness of Islamic intellectual life in the pre-modern period. Leading scholars around the world present nineteen studies that explore diverse areas of Islamic Studies, in honor of a renowned scholar and teacher: Professor Dr. Gerhard Bowering (Yale University). The volume includes contributions in four main areas: (1) Quran and Early Islam; (2) Sufism, Shiʿism, and Esotericism; (3) Philosophy; (4) Literature and Culture. These areas reflect the enormous breadth of Professor Bowering's contributions to the field over a lifetime of scholarship, teaching, and mentoring. Contributors: Hussein Ali Abdulsater, Mushegh Asatryan, Shahzad Bashir, Jonathan Brockopp, Yousef Casewit, Jamal Elias, Janis Esots, Li Guo, Matthew Ingalls, Tariq Jaffer, Mareike Koertner, Joseph Lumbard, Matthew Melvin-Koushki, Mahan Mirza, Bilal Orfali, Gabriel Reynolds, Nada Saab, Amina Steinfels & Alexander Treiger.
: Includes index. : 1 online resource. : 9789004410121

Published 2019
The book in Mamluk Egypt and Syria (1250-1517) : scribes, libraries and market /

: This book is the first to date to be dedicated to the circulation of the book as a commodity in the Mamluk sultanate. It discusses the impact of princely patronage on the production of books, the formation and management of libraries in religious institutions, their size and their physical setting. It documents the significance of private collections and their interaction with institutional libraries and the role of charitable endowments (waqf) in the life of libraries. The market as a venue of intellectual and commercial exchanges and a production centre is explored with references to prices and fees. The social and professional background of scribes and calligraphers occupies a major place in this study, which also documents the chain of master-calligraphers over the entire Mamluk period. For her study the author relies on biographical dictionaries, chronicles, waqf documents and manuscripts.
: xi, 178 pages : illustrations (cheifly color), plans ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004387003 (hardback : alk. paper)

Published 1995
The Citadel of Cairo : a new interpretation of Royal Mamluk architecture /

: xx, 339 pages, [22] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-325) and index. : 9004101241
9789004101241 : 0929-2403 ;

Published 2022
Doing Justice to a Wronged Literature: Essays on Arabic Literature and Rhetoric of the 12th-18th Centuries in Honour of Thomas Bauer /

: Doing Justice to a Wronged Literature, a Festschrift for the Arabist and Islamicist Thomas Bauer, includes 17 essays by established academics on various themes and aspects of Arabic literature and rhetoric of the Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman periods (12th-18th centuries).
Doing Justice to a Wronged Literature is a Festschrift for the Arabist and Islamicist Thomas Bauer. It includes 17 essays by established academics on various themes and aspects of Arabic literature and rhetoric of the Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman periods (12th-18th centuries). Notoriously neglected and maligned by earlier scholarship, Arabic literature and rhetoric of the 12th-18th centuries is an understudied area of Arabic studies that Thomas Bauer has over the last two decades succeeded in developing and promoting. A tribute to his pioneering work on this field, the contributions highlight the wealth, complexity and importance of Arabic literature and rhetoric of the said period by offering close readings of paradigmatic texts or examining specific topics and trends in larger corpora.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004521780

Published 1999
In the vicinity of the righteous : ziyāra and the veneration of Muslim saints in late medieval Egypt /

: xi, 264 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9004110461 (cloth : alk. paper) : 0929-2403 ;

Published 2002
Excellence and precedence : medieval Islamic discourse on legitimate leadership /

: x, 310 pages ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-304) and index. : 9004120432 (alk. paper) : 0929-2403

The exoteric Aḥmad Ibn Idrīs : a Sufi's critique of the Madhāhib and the Wahhābīs : four Arabic texts with translation and commentary /

: x, 225 pages ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-218) and indexes. : 9004113754 : 0929-2403 ;