The Almohad Revolution

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The Almohad Revolution

Author : Maribel Fierro
ISBN : 9781351219488
Genre : History
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The studies in this collection comprise a series of explorations into the revolutionary character of the Almohad movement in medieval North Africa and Spain and how it was expressed, including through compelling visual and auditory means. Almohad silver coins were minted square instead of round, and they carried no date, as if to indicate that a new era had begun. The new age was symbolized in the texts appearing on the coins, reminding Muslims that 'God is our Lord, Muhammad is our Prophet, the Mahdi is our imam', and that a new caliphate had begun. Almoravid mosques were purified and attempts were made to correct their orientation (qibla). Also, both non-Almohad Muslims and non-Muslims were obliged to learn the Almohad profession of faith, in what was in fact a forced conversion to the Almohad understanding of true religion. New scholarly elites - entrusted with the propagation and maintenance of Almohad beliefs and practices - were created by the Almohad caliphs. Philosophy flourished with Ibn Tufayl and Ibn Rushd (Averroes) serving the new rulers. These articles by Professor Fierro are an attempt at explaining what put in motion such a revolution, how it developed and changed, and the influences it had both in the Islamic and non Islamic worlds. Eight of the studies have been translated into English, from Spanish and French, specially for publication here.
Category: History

Governing The Empire Provincial Administration In The Almohad Caliphate 1224 1269

Author : Pascal Buresi
ISBN : 9789004239715
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines through the edition, translation, and study of Almohad provincial appointments the administrative, political, ideological, and religious organisation of the largest European-African Empire, renewing the study of power and authority in the medieval Islamic world.
Category: Social Science

Forced Conversion In Christianity Judaism And Islam

Author : Mercedes García-Arenal
ISBN : 9789004416826
Genre : Religion
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Forced Conversion in Christianity, Judaism and Islam explores the legal and theological grounds through which Christians, Jews, and Muslims sanctioned and reacted to forcible conversion in premodern Iberia and related settings.
Category: Religion

Revolution In The Middle East

Author : P.J. Vatikiotis
ISBN : 9781317397205
Genre : Social Science
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What does revolution mean in the Middle East? Can the Middle East experience be compared with revolution in China, Latin America and East Europe? These questions are the focus of this book, first published in 1972, which examines the revolutionary significance of the major economic, social and political changes in the Middle East over the last fifty years. The special feature is the consideration of the changing connotation of the word ‘revolution’ and a recognition of a certain continuity in the political style of Middle Eastern societies which limits the use of the term in analysing the political change.
Category: Social Science

H Re Die Wahrheit Wer Sie Auch Spricht

Author : Lukas Muehlethaler
ISBN : 9783525300671
Genre : History
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International renommierte Wissenschaftler beleuchten die Welt und Philosophie Moses Maimonides’ (1135–1204) und sein Erbe für unsere Zeit.
Category: History

Messianism And Puritanical Reform

Author : Mercedes García-Arenal
ISBN : UOM:39015064900270
Genre : History
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This book is a valuable contribution to the study of messianism and millenarianism in the history of Muslim Spain and pre-Modern Morocco presented in a broader framework of research on Muslim eschatological beliefs and Islamic ideas on legitimate power.
Category: History

Endzeiten

Author : Wolfram Brandes
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122572832
Genre : Religion
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Biographical note: Wolfram Brandes,Max-Planck-Institut für Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt a.M.; Felicitas Schmieder, Fernuniversität Hagen.
Category: Religion

The Islamic School Of Law

Author : Peri J. Bearman
ISBN : UOM:39015062519536
Genre : Religion
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These selected papers from the III International Conference on Islamic Legal Studies, held in 2000 at Harvard Law School, offer building blocks toward the entire edifice of understanding the complex development of the madhhab, a development that, even in the contemporary dissolution of madhhab lines and grouping, continues to fascinate.
Category: Religion

Realm Of The Saint

Author : Vincent J. Cornell
ISBN : 9780292789708
Genre : Religion
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In premodern Moroccan Sufism, sainthood involved not only a closeness to the Divine presence (walaya) but also the exercise of worldly authority (wilaya). The Moroccan Jazuliyya Sufi order used the doctrine that the saint was a "substitute of the prophets" and personification of a universal "Muhammadan Reality" to justify nearly one hundred years of Sufi involvement in Moroccan political life, which led to the creation of the sharifian state. This book presents a systematic history of Moroccan Sufism through the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries C.E. and a comprehensive study of Moroccan Sufi doctrine, focusing on the concept of sainthood. Vincent J. Cornell engages in a sociohistorical analysis of Sufi institutions, a critical examination of hagiography as a source for history, a study of the Sufi model of sainthood in relation to social and political life, and a sociological analysis of more than three hundred biographies of saints. He concludes by identifying eight indigenous ideal types of saint that are linked to specific forms of authority. Taken together, they define sainthood as a socioreligious institution in Morocco.
Category: Religion

The Routledge Handbook Of Muslim Iberia

Author : Maribel Fierro
ISBN : 1315625954
Genre : History
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"This handbook offers an overview of the main issues regarding the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual and artistic history of the Iberian Peninsula during the period of Muslim rule (8th-15th centuries). A comprehensive list of primary and secondary sources attests the vitality of the academic study of al-Andalus (= Muslim Iberia) and its place in present-day discussions about the past and the present. The contributors are all specialists with diverse backgrounds providing different perspectives and approaches. The volume includes chapters dealing with the destiny of the Muslim population after the Christian conquest and with the posterity of al-Andalus in art, literature and different historiographical traditions. The chapters are organised in the following sections: Political history, concentrating on rulers and armies -- Social, religious and economic groups -- Intellectual and cultural developments -- Legacy and memory of al-Andalus. Offering a synthetic and updated academic treatment of the history and society of Muslim Iberia, this comprehensive and up-to-date collection provides an authoritative and interdisciplinary guide. It is a valuable resource for both specialists and the general public interested in the history of the Iberian Peninsula, Islamic and Medieval studies"--
Category: History

Spanning The Strait

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ISBN : 9789004256644
Genre : History
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Spanning the Straight: Studies in Unity in the Western Mediterranean brings together a multidisciplinary collection of essays that examines the deep connections that bound together the Iberian Peninsula and the Maghrib in the medieval and early modern periods.
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Enlightening Revolutions

Author : Svetozar Minkov
ISBN : 073912255X
Genre : Political Science
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The essays collected in this volume make a serious, enlightened contribution to the history of political philosophy. While offering striking new interpretations of crucial texts and events in the history of the West, they illuminate fundamental questions of politics, religion, and philosophy.
Category: Political Science

Medieval Iberia

Author : Olivia Remie Constable
ISBN : 0812215699
Genre : History
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The documents collected here date mostly from the eighth through the fifteenth centuries and have been translated from Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, Castilian, Catalan, and Portuguese by many of the most eminent scholars in the field of Iberian studies. The selections include chronicle materials, poetry, and legal and religious sources, and each is accompanied by a brief introduction placing the text in its historical and cultural setting. Arranged chronologically, the documents are also keyed so as to be accessible to readers interested in specific topics such as urban life, the politics of the royal courts, interfaith relations, or women, marriage, and the family. For some historians, medieval Iberian society was primarily one of peaceful coexistence and cross-cultural fertilization; others have sketched a harsher picture of Muslims and Christians engaged in an ongoing contest for political, religious, and economic advantage culminating in the fall of Muslim Granada and the expulsion of the Jews in the late fifteenth century. The reality that emerges in Medieval Iberia is more nuanced than either of these scenarios can comprehend; this monumental collection offers unparalleled access to the multicultural complexity of the lands that would become modern Portugal and Spain.
Category: History

The Trias Of Maimonides

Author : Georges Tamer
ISBN : UOM:39015062422855
Genre : Social Science
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Jewish religion, Greek philosophy and Islamic thought mold the philosophy and theology of Maimonides and characterize his work as an excellent example of the fruitful transfer of culture in the Middle Ages. The authors show various aspects of this cultural cross-fertilization, despite religious and ethnic differences. The studies promptthoughts on a question which is important for the present and the future: How may the different religions, cultures and concepts of knowledge continue to be conveyed in synthesis? The volume publishes the lectures given at the July 2004 international congress at the occasion of the 800th anniversary of Maimonides' death.
Category: Social Science

Iberian Jewish Literature

Author : Jonathan P. Decter
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123284155
Genre : History
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The poetics of Iberian Jewish culture in transition between Islamic and Christian worlds
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Europas Juden Im Mittelalter

Author : Christoph Cluse
ISBN : UOM:39015060645457
Genre : History
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This volume brings together leading European historians who are firmly based in regional, archival research with a number of Israeli and American scholars who concentrate on cultural, legal and constitutional aspects of the Jewish community. Another distinguishing feature of the volume is the fact that historians working on Mediterranean Jewries (Sicily, Spain, Provence, etc.) and those studying the northern communities (England, Northern France, and Ashkenaz) will present their findings in a single, one-language collection, thus highlighting the similarities and contrasts among the various European Jewish cultures. The book will help to undermine stereotyped images about Jews and about Jewish history. Above all, its emphasis on the variance in European Jewish historical experience will subvert teleological approaches to Jewish history. The volume comprises: part 1: Dimensions of the Subjectpart, 2: Around the Mediterraneanpart, 3: The Northern Jewries: France, England and Ashkenazpart, 4: Aspects of Cultural, Economic, and Social Historypart, 5: Individual Jewries through Archival and Archaeological Evidence.
Category: History

The Colonial Revolution

Author : Fenner Brockway
ISBN : UOM:39015013282788
Genre : Newly independent states
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Category: Newly independent states

The Maghreb Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133611397
Genre : Africa, North
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Category: Africa, North