Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

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Yasir Suleiman
Edinburgh University Press, Apr 21, 2010 - Religion - 336 pages
The publication of this book honours Professor Carole Hillenbrand's outstanding achievements in and service to Islamic and Middle Eastern Scholarship. It gathers original research from a range of leading international scholars from the UK, Europe and the USA whose chapters throw new light on a set of topics in medieval Islamic history, Islamic doctrine and practice, and the interaction between Islam and the modern world. Seeking to present fresh evidence and engaging ways of looking at old and new material, the authors contribute to a richer understanding of the interaction between historical events, social trends, religious practices and lived experiences in medieval Turkey and Central Asia, Iran and the Arabic-speaking lands. The book also discusses how some of the most abiding themes in the Arab-Islamic tradition continue to resonate in the modern world. The book features contributions from: Julia Bray, Edmund Bosworth, Farhad Daftary, Gerhard Endress, Gary Leiser, Remke Kruk, Charles Melville, A. H. Morton, Ian Netton, Andrew Newman, A. Kevin Reinhart and Yasir Suleiman.
 

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Contents

1 The Origin of Key Shi ite Thought Patterns in Islamic History
1
2 Additions to The New Islamic Dynasties
14
3 AlTha alibis Adab almuluk a Local Mirror for Princes
32
the Ismaili Experience
47
Some New Hypotheses
62
6 The Coming of Islam to Bukhara
77
the Downfall of the Barmakids in Popular Imagination
92
8 The History of the Patriarchs of the Egyptian Church as a Source for the History of the Seljuks of Anatolia
107
11 Qashani and Rashid alDin on the Seljuqs of Iran
166
Diasporas of the Secular and Sacred Mind
178
AlHurr alAmili d 1693 and the Debate on the Permissibility of Ghina
192
14 On Sunni Sectarianism
209
15 The Violence of the Abbasid Revolution
226
16 Nationalist Poetry Conflict and Metalinguistic Discourse
252
Bibliography
279
Contributors
309

9 Genealogy and Exemplary Rulership in the Tarikhi Chingiz Khan
129
10 Vikings and Rus in Arabic Sources
151

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Yasir Suleiman is His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa'id Chair of Modern Arabic Studies at the University of Cambridge

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