Middle East Sources

Middle East Sources

Author: Ian Richard Netton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136810176

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Middle East Sources provides an invaluable resource for the busy librarian, student or scholar with Middle Eastern interests. It aims to guide readers to the major collections of books and other materials on the subject in the UK and Ireland, as well as to some lesser known but nonetheless interesting collections in smaller libraries. Entries are fully up to date and include information on addresses (including telephone, fax and e-mail details), brief descriptions of collections held, along with references to relevant catalogue material and other directories. The guide also highlights the extent of collections and gives help in accessing. The MELCOM Area Specialisation Scheme (MASS) designation of the collections is also included where relevant.

Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the UK and Republic of Ireland

Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the UK and Republic of Ireland

Author: Karen Attar

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781783300167

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 609

View: 334

This directory is a handy on-volume discovery tool that will allow readers to locate rare book and special collections in the British Isles. Fully updated since the second edition was published in 1997. this comprehensive and up-to-date guide encompasses collections held in libraries, archives, museums and private hands. The Directory: Provides a national overview of rare book and special collections for those interested in seeing quickly and easily what a library holds Directs researchers to the libraries most relevant for their research Assists libraries considering acquiring new special collections to assess the value of such collections beyond the institution,showing how they fit into a ‘unique and distinctive’ model. Each entry in the Directory provides background information on the library and its purpose, full contact details, the quantity of early printed books, information about particular subject and language strengths, information about unique works and important acquisitions, descriptions of named special collections and deposited collections. Readership: Researchers, academic liaison librarians and library managers.

Islamic History

Islamic History

Author: R. Stephen Humphreys

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691008561

Category: History

Page: 415

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Humphreys gives a cross-section of Islamic historical studies ranging from the struggles for power within the early Islamic community to the life of the peasantry. Each chapter explores a broad topic in the social and political history of the Middle East and North Africa between A.D. 600 and 1500.

History of the Arabic Written Tradition Supplement Volume 1

History of the Arabic Written Tradition Supplement Volume 1

Author: Carl Brockelmann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004334625

Category: Reference

Page: 1047

View: 408

The present English translation reproduces the original German of Carl Brockelmann’s Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur (GAL) as accurately as possible. In the interest of user-friendliness the following emendations have been made in the translation: Personal names are written out in full, except b. for ibn; Brockelmann’s transliteration of Arabic has been adapted to comply with modern standards for English-language publications; modern English equivalents are given for place names, e.g. Damascus, Cairo, Jerusalem, etc.; several erroneous dates have been corrected, and the page references to the two German editions have been retained in the margin, except in the Supplement volumes, where new references to the first two English volumes have been inserted.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies

The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies

Author: Clinton Bennett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472586896

Category: Philosophy

Page: 440

View: 839

The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies is a comprehensive one volume reference guide to Islam and study in this area. A team of leading international scholars - Muslim and non-Muslim - cover important aspects of study in the field, providing readers with a complete and accessible source of information to the wide range of methodologies and theoretical principles involved. Presenting Islam as a variegated tradition, key essays from the contributors demonstrate how it is subject to different interpretations, with no single version privileged. In this volume, Islam is treated as a lived experience, not only as theoretical ideal or textual tradition. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including a substantial A-Z of key terms and concepts, chronology and a detailed list of resources, this is the essential reference guide for anyone working in Islamic Studies.

History of the Arabic Written Tradition Supplement Volume 3 - i

History of the Arabic Written Tradition Supplement Volume 3 - i

Author: Carl Brockelmann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004369795

Category: Reference

Page: 778

View: 802

The present English translation reproduces the original German of Carl Brockelmann’s Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur (GAL) as accurately as possible. In the interest of user-friendliness the following emendations have been made in the translation: Personal names are written out in full, except b. for ibn; Brockelmann’s transliteration of Arabic has been adapted to comply with modern standards for English-language publications; modern English equivalents are given for place names, e.g. Damascus, Cairo, Jerusalem, etc.; several erroneous dates have been corrected, and the page references to the two German editions have been retained in the margin, except in the Supplement volumes, where new references to the first two English volumes have been inserted.

The Qur'an and its Interpretative Tradition

The Qur'an and its Interpretative Tradition

Author: Andrew Rippin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000585070

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 171

The position of the Qur'an as the central symbol and reference point of Islam cannot be disputed. Despite this significance, the academic study of the Qur'an has lagged far behind that of the Bible. In these studies Andrew Rippin reflects upon both the principles and the problems of studying the Qur'an within the discipline of religious studies. He also pursues detailed investigations of the meaning of variants to the text and the history of Muslim interpretation of the text in its diversity. A newly written introduction lays out some of the general implications of these studies, while extensive indexes of Qur'anic verses, books, authors and topics make this research more readily accessible.