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Defining Islam for the Egyptian State: Muftis and Fatwas of the Dār Al-Iftā (Studies of Religion in Africa)
Defining Islam for the Egyptian State: Muftis and Fatwas of the Dār Al-Iftā (Studies of Religion in Africa)
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ean: 9789004109476, isbn: 9004109471,

This book traces the history of the Dār al-Iftā, the Egyptian State Mufti's administration, from its inception in the 1890s to the present. Often uncomfortably positioned between a state bureaucracy and an emerging Muslim public concerned with the ...


The Road to Redemption: The Jews of the Yemen 1900-1950 (Brill's Series in Jewish Studies)
The Road to Redemption: The Jews of the Yemen 1900-1950 (Brill's Series in Jewish Studies)
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mpn: 9789004105447, ean: 9789004105447, isbn: 9004105441,

Since the rise of Islam, Jews have been living in the Yemen as the only non-Muslim minority. Their status, never enviable, deteriorated in the twentieth century as the Imam Yahya sought to maintain the full force of Islamic law and local custom. The ...


Islamic Sufi Networks in the Western Indian Ocean (C.1880-1940): Ripples of Reform (Islam in Africa)
Islamic Sufi Networks in the Western Indian Ocean (C.1880-1940): Ripples of Reform (Islam in Africa)
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9789004251342, isbn: 9004251340,

In the period c. 1880-1940, organized Sufism spread rapidly in the western Indian Ocean. New communities turned to Islam, and Muslim communities turned to new texts, practices and religious leaders. On the East African coast, the orders were both a v...




British Captives from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1563-1760 (Atlantic World)
British Captives from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1563-1760 (Atlantic World)
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9789004264496, isbn: 9004264493,

British Captives from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1563-1760 provides the first study of British captives in the North African Atlantic and Mediterranean, from the reign of Elizabeth I to George II. Based on extensive archival research in the U...


Mongols, Turks, and Others: Eurasian Nomads and the Sedentary World (Brill's Inner Asian Library)
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ean: 9789004140967, isbn: 9004140964,

The interaction between the Eurasian pastoral nomads - most famously the Mongols and Turks - and the surrounding sedentary societies is a major theme in world history. Nomads were not only raiders and conquerors, but also transmitted commodities, ide...


The King and the Cemeteries: Toward a New Understanding of Josiah's Reform (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum) (Studies of Religion in Africa)
The King and the Cemeteries: Toward a New Understanding of Josiah's Reform (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum) (Studies of Religion in Africa)
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ean: 9789004121713, isbn: 9004121714,

This book presents new examinations of the reports of Josiah's reform in 2 Kgs. 23:4-20 + 24 and 2 Chron. 34:3-7 and related biblical passages (especially 1 Kgs.12:33-13:32), concentrating on the likely compositional history of this material and its ...


Ritual Imagination (Studies of Religion in Africa)
Ritual Imagination (Studies of Religion in Africa)
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ean: 9789004215245, isbn: 9004215247,

Ritual Imagination is a study of spirit possession and ritual dynamics. Based on fieldwork in eastern Madagascar, Hilde Nielssen shows how tromba possession works as a flexible and fluid force, whose ritual imaginary playfully draws together elements...


Ideas in Motion in Baghdad and Beyond: Philosophical and Theological Exchanges Between Christians and Muslims in the Third/Ninth and Fourth/Tenth Centuries (Islamic History and Civilization)
Ideas in Motion in Baghdad and Beyond: Philosophical and Theological Exchanges Between Christians and Muslims in the Third/Ninth and Fourth/Tenth Centuries (Islamic History and Civilization)
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ean: 9789004306028, isbn: 9004306021,

This volume contains a collection of articles focusing on the philosophical and theological exchanges between Muslim and Christian intellectuals living in Baghdad during the classical period of Islamic history, when this city was a vibrant center of ...


Pilgrimage and Holy Space in Late Antique Egypt (Religions in the Graeco-Roman World) (Islamic Philosophy, Theology, and Science,)
Pilgrimage and Holy Space in Late Antique Egypt (Religions in the Graeco-Roman World) (Islamic Philosophy, Theology, and Science,)
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ean: 9789004111271, isbn: 9004111271,

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This volume deals with the origins and rise of Christian pilgrimage cults in late antique Egypt. Part One covers the major theoretical issues in the study of Coptic pilgrimage, such as sacred landscape and shrines' catchment areas, while Part Two exa...


The Thousand Generation Covenant: Dutch Reformed Convent Theology and Group Identity in Colonial South Africa, 1652-1814 (Studies in the History of) (Studies in the History of Christian Thought)
The Thousand Generation Covenant: Dutch Reformed Convent Theology and Group Identity in Colonial South Africa, 1652-1814 (Studies in the History of) (Studies in the History of Christian Thought)
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ean: 9789004093614, isbn: 9004093613,

This study presents the religious factor in the development of a separatistic group identity among the forebears of the Afrikaners during the Dutch colonial period of South African history. Dutch Reformed covenant theology and baptism practice rooted...


Muslim Exegesis of the Bible in Medieval Cairo: Najm al-Dn al-fs (d. 716/1316) Commentary on the Christian Scriptures. A Critical Edition and ... (History of Christian-Muslim Relations)
Muslim Exegesis of the Bible in Medieval Cairo: Najm al-Dn al-fs (d. 716/1316) Commentary on the Christian Scriptures. A Critical Edition and ... (History of Christian-Muslim Relations)
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9789004243163, isbn: 900424316X,

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Najm al-Dīn al-Ṭūfī's (d. 716/1316) extraordinary commentary on the Christian scriptures has not received the scholarly attention it deserves. Illustrating the way in which the Bible was read, interpreted and used as a proof-text in the construc...


Kings of Disaster: Dualism, Centralism and the Scapegoat King in Southeastern Sudan (Studies in Human Society, Vol 5)
Kings of Disaster: Dualism, Centralism and the Scapegoat King in Southeastern Sudan (Studies in Human Society, Vol 5)
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ean: 9789004095601, isbn: 9004095608,

A comparative study of the political organization of five Eastern Nilotic peoples based on field work and written sources, analyzed in the light of Rene Girard's victimary anthropology. Regicide (several recent case studies) appears as a logical and ...


The Literary Coptic Manuscripts in the A.S. Pushkin State Fine Arts Museum in Moscow (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, Vol 18) (English, Coptic and Coptic Edition)
The Literary Coptic Manuscripts in the A.S. Pushkin State Fine Arts Museum in Moscow (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, Vol 18) (English, Coptic and Coptic Edition)
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ean: 9789004095281, isbn: 9004095284,

This volume contains the first complete publication of the collection of Coptic literary manuscripts now in the A.S. Pushkin Fine Arts Museum, Moscow. The collection formed in 1870-1908 by Vladimir Golenischev is of great value since it covers almost...


The Arabic Script in Africa (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics)
The Arabic Script in Africa (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics)
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mpn: Illustrations, maps, ean: 9789004256798, isbn: 9004256792,

The Arabic script in Africa is a collection of sixteen papers on the past and present use of Arabic script to write African languages other than Arabic, discussing the (ethno-)historical, (socio-)linguistic, and in particular grammatological aspects ...


14: The Citadel of Cairo: A New Interpretation of Royal Mamluk Architecture (Islamic History and Civilization: Studies and Texts)
14: The Citadel of Cairo: A New Interpretation of Royal Mamluk Architecture (Islamic History and Civilization: Studies and Texts)
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ean: 9789004101241, isbn: 9004101241,

This architectural history of the Citadel of Cairo uses indices from maps, photographs, plans of hitherto unstudied structures, and a large array of historical documents to chronologically reconstruct the Citadel's development from its foundation by ...


Iberian Jewry from Twilight to Dawn: The World of Rabbi Abraham Saba (Brill's Series in Jewish Studies, Vol. 10)
Iberian Jewry from Twilight to Dawn: The World of Rabbi Abraham Saba (Brill's Series in Jewish Studies, Vol. 10)
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ean: 9789004100534, isbn: 9004100539,

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The Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492. Those surviving the ordeals they encountered tried to rebuild their personal lives and to reconstruct Sefardic religious and cultural traditions in North Africa and in the East. This volume tries to depict t...


Essays on Nima Yushij: Animating Modernism in Persian Poetry (Brill Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures)
Essays on Nima Yushij: Animating Modernism in Persian Poetry (Brill Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures)
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ean: 9789004138094, isbn: 9004138099,

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Through several groundbreaking critical articles on the question of poetic modernity in Persian new verse, this book focuses on the life and works of Nima Yushij (1887-1960), a major modernist Iranian poet. The articles situate Nima's life firmly wit...


United Arab Emirates Court of Cassation Judgments 1998 - 2003 (Arab & Islamic Laws)
United Arab Emirates Court of Cassation Judgments 1998 - 2003 (Arab & Islamic Laws)
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ean: 9789004140394, isbn: 9004140395,

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United Arab Emirates Court of Cassation Judgments provides, for the first time in any language, summaries of key decisions of the Courts of Cassation (Supreme Courts) of Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates from 1998 - 2003. These decision...


State and Peasant in the Ottoman Empire: Agrarian Power Relations and Regional Economic Development in Ottoman Anatolia During the Sixteenth Century ... Economy) (Ottoman Empire and Its Heritage)
State and Peasant in the Ottoman Empire: Agrarian Power Relations and Regional Economic Development in Ottoman Anatolia During the Sixteenth Century ... Economy) (Ottoman Empire and Its Heritage)
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mpn: 9789004100282, ean: 9789004100282, isbn: 9004100288,

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State and Peasant in the Ottoman Empire studies the dynamics of Ottoman peasant economy in the sixteenth century. First, it shows that contrary to the conventional wisdom about the 'stationariness'of the Asian agrarian economies, Ottoman peasant econ...



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