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Al-Ma'mun, the Inquisition and the Quest for Caliphal Authority


The "inquisition" (Mihnah) unleashed by the seventh Abbasid caliph, 'Abdallah al-Ma'mun (r. 813-833), has long attracted the attention of modern scholars of the intellectual, political, and religious history of the early Abbasid era. Historians have seen it as the key to a wide array of puzzles and problems in early Islamic history.





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9781937040550 | Published: 2016
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The Economy of Certainty


Aron Zysow's 1984 PhD dissertation, 'The Economy of Certainty,' remains the most important treatment of Islamic legal theory in Western scholarship. It continues to be widely read and cited, and is published here in full with updated references, further reflections by the author, and with the addition of a nine-page Foreword by Robert Gleave.





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9781937040093 | Published: 2013
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Hadith, Piety, and Law


This volume brings together sixteen of Melchert’s articles, including those considered his most important as well as ones that are difficult to access. Originally published between 1997 and 2014, they are arranged chronologically under three rubrics - hadith, piety and law. The material is presented in a new format and updated where appropriate.





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9781937040499 | Published: 2015
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A Reader of Classical Arabic Literature


A Reader of Classical Arabic Literature is one of a very small group of resources in English for the teaching of intermediate and advanced level classical Arabic. Based on his lecture notes, the late Seeger Bonebakker designed a superb teaching text, which he then asked his UCLA colleague, Michael Fishbein, to help him annotate and augment.





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9781937040031 | Published: 2012
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Selected Studies in Modern Arabic Narrative






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9781937040765 | Published: 2018
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Sibawayhi's Principles


Sibawayhi, a non-Arab, was the first to write on Arabic grammar and the first to explain Arabic grammar from a non-Arab perspective.  Both Sibawayhi and his teacher al-Farahidi made the earliest and most significant formal recording of the Arabic language.





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9781937040581 | Published: 2017
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Social Life under the Abbasids


This book remains an invaluable resource for the study of the material culture of Abbasid life in the ninth and tenth centuries. Material is arranged thematically - costume, food, housing, hunting, indoor and outdoor games, and festivities and festivals.





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9781937040680 | Published: 2017
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Studies in Medieval Islamic Intellectual Traditions


Focuses on aspects of Islamic thought in Iran and Yemen, and other regions of the Middle East, from the ninth to the fifteenth century CE, through a close study of manuscript materials.  Chapters are arranged under five rubrics: Mu'tazilism, Zaydism in Iran and in Yemen, Twelver Shi'ism, Mysticism, and Bibliographical Traditions.

 





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9781937040918 | Published: 2018
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