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The History of al-Tabari Volume XL
The History of al-Tabari Volume XL (June 2007)
Index
Alex V. Popovkin - Indexer
Everett K. Rowson - Prepared under the supervision of

The index to the 39-volume History of al-Tabari.

Completed in 1999 by a distinguished group of Arabists and historians of Islam, the annotated translation of al-Tabari’s History is arguably the most celebrated chronicle produced in the Islamic lands on the history of the world and the early centuries of Islam. This fortieth volume, the Index, compiled by Alex V. Popovkin under the supervision of ...(Read More)
 
 
Set - History of al-Tabari
Set - History of al-Tabari (June 2007)
Volumes 1-40 (Includes Index)
Ehsan Yarshater - Editor

Collecting all forty volumes of The History of al-Ṭabarī.
Completed in 1999 by a distinguished group of Arabists and historians of Islam, the annotated translation of The History of al-Ṭabarī is arguably the most celebrated chronicle produced in the Islamic lands on the history of the world and the early centuries of Islam. The thirty-nine-volume set, published in the SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies, under t...(Read More)
 
 
Islam at the Crossroads
Islam at the Crossroads (April 2003)
On the Life and Thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' - Edited and with an introduction by

Sheds light on one of the most important religious thinkers in the modern Muslim world.

Distinguished scholars in Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Modern Turkish Studies examine the life and thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (1877–1960) using a variety of approaches—theological, philosophical, sociological, and historical—to shed new light on one of the most important thinkers and religious ...(Read More)
 
 
The Public Sphere in Muslim Societies
The Public Sphere in Muslim Societies (July 2002)
Miriam Hoexter - Editor
Shmuel N. Eisenstadt - Editor
Nehemia Levtzion - Editor

Multidisciplinary examination of the public sphere in “traditional” Muslim society.

Challenging conventional assumptions, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume argue that premodern Muslim societies had diverse and changing varieties of public spheres, constructed according to premises different from those of Western societies. The public sphere, conceptualized as a separate and autonomous sphere ...(Read More)
 
 
Constructing Ottoman Beneficence
Constructing Ottoman Beneficence (May 2002)
An Imperial Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem
Amy Singer - Author

Presents the political, social, and cultural context behind Ottoman charity.

Ottoman charitable endowments (waqf) constituted an enduring monument to imperial beneficence and were important instruments of policy. One type of endowment, the public soup kitchen (imaret) served travelers, scholars, pious mystics, and local indigents alike. Constructing Ottoman Beneficence examines the politi...(Read More)
 
 
On the Edge of Empire
On the Edge of Empire (February 2002)
Hadhramawt, Emigration, and the Indian Ocean, 1880s-1930s
Linda Boxberger - Author

Explores the social and political history of the Qu`ayti and Kathiri sultanates of Hadhramawt during their gradual incorporation into the British Empire.

Offering a new perspective on a little-studied society, On the Edge of Empire examines the gradual incorporation of the Qu`ayti and Kathiri sultanates of Hadhramawt in the southern Arabian Peninsula into the British Empire during the late nineteenth and early ...(Read More)
 
 
Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World
Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World (October 2001)
Arab Basic Laws and the Prospects for Accountable Government
Nathan J. Brown - Author

Uses the Arab experience to explain the appeal of constitutional documents to authoritarian political regimes.

The collapse of authoritarian regimes and the global resurgence of liberal democracy has led to a renewed interest in constitutions and constitutionalism among scholars and political activists alike. This book uses the Arab experience to explain the appeal of constitutional documents to authoritarian regimes an...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 5
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 5 (November 1999)
The Sasanids, the Byzantines, the Lakhmids, and Yemen
C. E. Bosworth - Translator

This volume of al-T'abari's History has a particularly wide sweep and interest. It provides the most complete and detailed historical source for the Persian empire of the Sasanids, whose four centuries of rule were one of the most glorious periods in Persia's long history. It also gives information on the history of pre-Islamic Arabs of the Mesopotamian desert fringes and eastern Arabia (in al-Hira and the Ghassanid kingdom), and on the quite...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 39
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 39 (January 1998)
Biographies of the Prophet's Companions and Their Successors: al-Tabari's Supplement to His History
Ella Landau-Tasseron - Translator

This is biographical material that al-T'abari appended to his History, bringing together biographies of Companions and successors of the Prophet. Many chapters are devoted to women who played a role in the transmission of knowledge.

The present volume is a collection of excerpts from al-T'abari's biographical work entitled The Supplement to the Supplemented (Dhayl al-mudhayyal).

In the introduction to his Histor...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 8
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 8 (January 1997)
The Victory of Islam: Muhammad at Medina A.D. 626-630/A.H. 5-8
Michael Fishbein - Translator

Volume VIII of al-Tabari's great 40-volume history of the Arabs covers the history of the Muslim community and the biography of Muh'ammad in the middle Medinan years. During this period, Meccan resistance to Islam collapsed, Muh'ammad returned triumphantly to his native city, and the Muslim community weathered controversy in Muhammad's private life.

This volume covers the history of the Muslim community and the biography...(Read More)
 
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