Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature

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Norman Calder, Jawid Mojaddedi, Andrew Rippin
Presbyterian Publishing Corp, Jul 24, 2003 - Literary Collections - 288 pages
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This sourcebook presents more than fifty new translations of key Islamic texts. Edited and translated by three leading specialists it illustrates the growth of Islamic thought from its seventh-century origins to the end of the medieval period.

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Part I Formation and Salvation History
Part II Elaboration of the Tradition

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Norman Calder, who died in 1998, was a Senior Lecturer in Arabic at the University of Manchester. His Studies in Early Muslim Jurisprudence (Oxford 1993) and numerous articles have had a lasting impact on the study of Islamic law. Jawid Mojaddedi, Associate Research Scholar in Iranian Studies at Columbia University, is the author of The Biographical Tradition in Sufism (Curzon 2001) and an editor of Encyclopaedia Iranica. Andrew Rippin, Professor of Islamic History and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, Canada, is the author of Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices (2nd edition, Routledge 2001).

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