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The Jalayirids

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ISBN: 9781474402262 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_605040 Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: History
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This book traces the origins, history, and memory of the Jalayirid dynasty, a family that succeeded the Mongol Ilkhans in Iran and Iraq in the 14th and early 15th centuries. The story of how the Jalayirids came to power is illustrative of the political dynamics that shaped much of the Mongol and post-Mongol period in the Middle East. The Jalayirid sultans sought to preserve the social and political order of the Ilkhanate, while claiming that they were the rightful heirs to the rulership of that order. Central to the Jalayirids' claims to the legacy of the Ilkhanate was their attempt to control the Ilkhanid heartland of Azarbayjan and its major city, Tabriz. Control of Azarbayjan meant control of a network of long-distance trade between China and the Latin West, which continued to be a source of economic prosperity through the 8th/14th century. Azarbayjan also represented the center of Ilkhanid court life, whether in the migration of the mobile court-camp of the ruler, or in the complexes of palatial, religious and civic buildings constructed around the city of Tabriz by members of the Ilkhanid royal family, as well as by members of the military and administrative elite. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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islamic studies --- history

The Qur'an Seminar Commentary

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ISBN: 9783110444797 9783110445909 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_626408 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100165
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The Qur'an Seminar Commentary is an unprecedented work of collaboration in the field of Qur'anic Studies, involving the insights of 25 scholars on 50 Qur'anic passages. These scholars represent a diverse range of disciplinary backgrounds and provide readers with unique insights into the latest trends of research in the Qur'an. This Commentary is a useful and illuminating reference work for students and scholars in the field of Qur'anic Studies.

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Theology --- Islamic Studies

Islamic Reformism and Christianity

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Book Series: The History of Christian-Muslim Relations ISBN: 9789004179110 9789047441465 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100629
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Drawing on newly-discovered archival materials, the study offers a comprehensive and critical reading of the polemics of Sheikh Rashīd Riḍā and his associates on Christianity in al-Manār, and their fascinating encounters with Arab Christians and Christian missionary movements.

The Ottoman Crimean War (1853-1856)

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Book Series: The Ottoman Empire and its Heritage ISBN: 9789004182059 9789004190962 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100625
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This book analyzes the Crimean War from the Ottoman perspective based mainly on Ottoman and Russian primary sources, and includes an assessment of the War’s impact on the Ottoman state and Ottoman society.

Islam in a Post-Secular Society

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Book Series: Studies in Critical Social Sciences ISBN: 9789004325357 Year: Volume: 98 Pages: 356 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627438 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100604
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Islam in the Post-Secular Society: Religion, Secularity and the Antagonism of Recalcitrant Faith critically examines the unique challenges facing Muslims in Europe and North America. From the philosophical perspective of the Frankfurt School’s critical theory, this book attempts not only to diagnose the current problems stemming from a marginalization of Islam in the secular West, but also to offer a proposal for a Habermasian discourse between the religious and the secular. By highlighting historical examples of Islamic and western rapprochement, and rejecting the ‘clash of civilization’ thesis, the author attempts to find a ‘common language’ between the religious and the secular, which can serve as a vehicle for a future reconciliation.

Marmaduke Pickthall: Islam and the Modern World

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Book Series: Muslim Minorities ISBN: 9789004327580 9789004327597 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627439 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100600
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This new volume of essays marks eighty years since the death of Marmaduke Pickthall. His various roles as translator of the Qurʾan, traveller to the Near East, political journalist writing on behalf of Muslim Turkey, and creator of the Muslim novel are discussed. In later life Pickthall became a prominent member of the British Muslim community in London and Woking, co-worker with Muslims in the Indian subcontinent, supporter of the Khilafat movement, and editor of the journal Islamic Culture under the patronage of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Marmaduke Pickthall: Islam and the Modern World makes an important contribution to the field of Muslims in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century.

Sakrale Geographie

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Book Series: Global Studies ISBN: 9783837616040 9783839416044 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839416044 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103235
Subject: Political Science
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Sie sind weltweit vernetzt, technisch auf der Höhe der Zeit und attackieren entlang einer religiösen Geopolitik. Um zu begreifen, was Bin Laden, Zawahiri und Atta antreibt, wie sie denken und fühlen und warum sie sich die moderne Alltagstechnik als Schlachtfeld ausgesucht haben, müssen wir ihnen nahe kommen. In diesem Buch werden zum ersten Mal die technischen, sakralen und seelischen Räume islamistischer Terroristen erschlossen. Mit phänomenologischen und psychoanalytischen Mitteln zeigt Elisabeth Heidenreich, zu welchen geopolitischen Implikationen die sakrale Geographie des islamistischen Terrorismus führt.

Situating Globalization

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Book Series: Globaler lokaler Islam ISBN: 9783839400616 9783933127617 Year: Pages: 362 DOI: 10.14361/9783839400616 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Sociology --- History --- Migration
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The range of perspectives and original materials dealt with by each author highlights the renewed urgency of the struggle for cultural autonomy and voice within the context of globalization. In other words, each paper explores how the various processes at both the local and global level intersect to create new discourses and debates round the »indigenization of knowledge.« If a new wind of cultural decolonization is blowing through the Arab Middle East, which is having profound impact on the lives of men and women, then we should expect a new scholarship to emerge in order to grasp and understand it. This book is a contribution in that direction.

Politics of Visibility

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Book Series: Globaler lokaler Islam ISBN: 9783839405062 9783899425062 Year: Pages: 226 DOI: 10.14361/9783839405062 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Religion
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This book takes into view a large variety of Muslim actors who, in recent years, made their entry into the European public sphere. Without excluding the phenomenon of terrorists, it maps the whole field of Muslim visibility. The nine contributions present unpublished ethnographic materials that have been collected between 2003 and 2005. They track down the available space that is open to Muslims in EU member states claiming a visibility of their own. The volume collects male and female, secular and religious, radical and pietistic voices of sometimes very young people. They all speak about »being a Muslim in Europe« and the meaning of »real Islam«.

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Muslims --- Europe --- Public Space --- Islam --- Politics --- Islamic Studies

Jihad and Islam in World War I

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Book Series: Debates on Islam and Society ISBN: 9789087282509 9789087282394 Year: Pages: 352 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_605452 Language: English
Publisher: Leiden University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103452
Subject: Religion --- History
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This books investigates the background and nature of the Ottoman Jihad proclamation, but also its effects in the wider Middle East. It looks at the German hopes and British fears of a worldwide rising of Muslims in the colonial empires. It also discusses the fierce academic debates caused by the Jihad proclamation, in which the 1915 manifesto of Leiden Islam scholar Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (“Holy War Made in Germany”) played a key role. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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