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- De Gruyter 2006; US$ 133.00
Gene W. Heck explores the role of Islam in precipitating Europe?s twelfth century commercial renaissance. Determining that Europe?s medieval feudal interregnum was largely caused by indigenous governmental business regulation and not by shifts in international trade patterns, he demonstrates how Islamic economic precepts provided the ideological rationales... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 148.00
This is the third revised and updated edition of a work that provides a detailed and systematic account of the legal aspects of Islam and modern Arab Islamic legislation with specific regard to the rights and obligations of women. Addressing in particular the legislation of the arab world states, the study ontains essential information on a wide range... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 208.00
The discourse around Sharia law is largely focussed on its development and the theories, principles and rules that inform it. This title deals with the consequences of enforcing Islamic criminal law in Pakistan. It provides an analysis of the application of the Islamic law of Qisas and Diyat (retribution and blood money) in the Muslim world. more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 323.00
By addressing various aspects of the Qur'an's linguistic and historical context and offering close readings of selected passages in the light of Jewish, Christian, and ancient Arabic literature, the volume seeks to stimulate a new interaction between literary and historical scholarship. more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 278.00
Based on a study of the pecularities of one of the earliest Quranic manuscripts preserved (the codex Parisino-petropolitanus, 7th century), this book provides an analysis of the conditions of the written transmission of the Quran and reconsiders the constitution of the canonical version. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 140.00
Sufism is often understood to be the mystical dimension of Islam, and many works have focused on the nature of "mystical experiences" and the relationship between man and God. Yet Sufism was a human response to a wide range of contexts and circumstances; the fact that Sufis lived in society and interacted with the community necessitating guidance... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 145.00
This book challenges the dominant scholarly notion that the Qur??n must be interpreted through the medieval commentaries shaped by the biography of the prophet Muhammad, arguing instead that the text is best read in light of Christian and Jewish scripture. The Qur??n, in its use of allusions, depends on the Biblical knowledge of its audience. However,... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 133.00
This book offers an introduction to the archaeology of the Islamic world. It traces the history of the discipline from its earliest manifestations through to the present and evaluates the contribution made by archaeology to the understanding of key aspects of Islamic culture. The author argues that it is essential for the results of archaeological... more...
- White Cloud Press 2009; US$ 16.95
- Bronze Medal Winner of the Independent Publishers Award 2009 - Since 9/11, stories about Muslims and the Islamic world have flooded headlines, politics, and water-cooler conversations all across the country. And, although Americans hear about Islam on a daily basis, there remains no clear explanation of Islam or its people. The Muslim Next Door... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
The Qur-an (al-qur-an, literally -the recitation-; also sometimes transliterated as Quran, Qur-an, Koran, Alcoran or Al-Qur-an) is the central religious text of Islam. Muslims believe the Qur-an to be the book of divine guidance and direction for mankind, and consider the original Arabic text to be the final revelation of God.Islam holds that the Qur-an... more...