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  • The Biography of Muhammadby Gregor Schoeler

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    This book considers the Arabic biographies of Prophet Muhammad, the earliest of which dates from two centuries after his life. These biographies, prized by Muslims, have been approached in the Western study of Islam from a range of positions. Some scholars reject them entirely, seeing in them products of the Muslim community?s idealisation of its... more...

  • The Oral and the Written in Early Islamby Gregor Schoeler; Uwe Vagelpohl; James E. Montgomery

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Made up of a number of seminal articles that are translated for the first time in English, this prestigious book from Gregor Schoeler gives a reasoned, informed and comprehensive overflow of how the written and the spoken interacted, diverged and received cultural articulation among the Muslim societies of the first two centuries of the Hijra. more...

  • The Epistle of Forgivenessby Abu l-Ala al-Maarri; Geert Jan Van Gelder; Gregor Schoeler

    Library of Arabic Literature 2013; US$ 34.00

    One of the most unusual books in classical Arabic literature,  The Epistle of Forgiveness  is the lengthy reply by the prolific Syrian poet and prose writer Abu l-ʿAlaʾ al-Maʿarri (d. 449 H/1057 AD), to a letter written by an obscure grammarian, Ibn al-Qarih. With biting irony,  The Epistle of Forgiveness  mocks Ibn al-Qarih's hypocrisy... more...

  • The Epistle of Forgivenessby Abu l-Ala al-Maarri; Geert Jan Van Gelder; Gregor Schoeler

    Library of Arabic Literature 2014; US$ 29.75

    One of the most unusual books in classical Arabic literature, The Epistle of Forgiveness is the lengthy reply by the prolific Syrian poet and prose writer, Abu l-'Ala' al-Ma'arri (d. 449 H/1057 AD), to a letter by an obscure grammarian, Ibn al-Qarih. With biting irony, The Epistle of Forgiveness mocks Ibn al-Qarih’s hypocrisy and... more...

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