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Al-Jā-hiẓIn Praise of Books

Al-Jā-hiẓ: In Praise of Books

James Montgomery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748683321
eISBN:
9780748695072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683321.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book documents and explores a ninth century Muslim thinker’s response to an emergent information technology—widely available books written on rag-paper. By 850, in Baghdad rag-paper books were ... More

Arabic in the FrayLanguage Ideology and Cultural Politics

Arabic in the Fray: Language Ideology and Cultural Politics

Yasir Suleiman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748637409
eISBN:
9780748693924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637409.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Taking as its point of departure the symbolic and cognitive roles of language, this book investigates how Arabic is involved in ideological and cultural debates in which conflict is a defining ... More

Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim SocietiesUnderstanding the Past

Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Sarah Bowen Savant and Helena de Felipe (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This collection of nine case studies provides an understanding of genealogy in Muslim societies and highlights how ideas about kinship and descent have shaped communal and national identities in such ... More

Islam and ColonialismBecoming Modern in Indonesia and Malaya

Islam and Colonialism: Becoming Modern in Indonesia and Malaya

Muhamad Ali

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474409209
eISBN:
9781474418799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409209.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book explores the ways in which Islam and European colonialism shaped modernity in the Indo-Malay world. Focusing on Indonesia and Malaysia, it looks at how European colonial and Islamic ... More

Islamic Banking and Financial CrisisReputation, Stability and Risks

Islamic Banking and Financial Crisis: Reputation, Stability and Risks

Habib Ahmed, Mehmet Asutay, and Rodney Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748647613
eISBN:
9780748695133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647613.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book asks a number of questions: Do Islamic financial institutions perform better than their Western counterparts during periods of financial crisis? How do Islamic financial institutions manage ... More

The Minaret

The Minaret

Jonathan M. Bloom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637256
eISBN:
9780748693832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Tracing its origins and development, this book reveals that the Minaret, long understood to have been invented in the early years of Islam as the place from which the muezzin gives the call to ... More

Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Jorgen S. Nielsen (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748646944
eISBN:
9780748684281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646944.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

After an introduction by the editor this book presents fifteen studies from across Europe, including the eastern part, many of them comparative across countries. The chapters are arranged in four ... More

Muslims in BritainRace, Place and Identities

Muslims in Britain: Race, Place and Identities

Peter Hopkins and Richard Gale (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625871
eISBN:
9780748671335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625871.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Following the events of 11th September 2001 in the USA, and more especially, the bombings on the London underground on 7th July 2005 and the incident at Glasgow Airport on 30th June 2007, an ... More

Muslims of Europe The ‘Other’ Europeans

Muslims of Europe The ‘Other’ Europeans

H. A. Hellyer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639472
eISBN:
9780748671342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639472.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The interchange between Muslims and Europe has a long and complicated history, dating back to before the idea of ‘Europe’ was born, and the earliest years of Islam. There has been a Muslim presence ... More

Prisons in the Late Ottoman EmpireMicrocosms of Modernity

Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity

Kent F. Schull

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641734
eISBN:
9781474400886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641734.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Ottoman or ‘Turkish’ prisons regularly conjure images of Oriental brutality in Western imaginations. Contrary to this stereotypical image, Ottoman prisons were sights of immense reform and ... More

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