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It might be said that ours is a post-colonial world of neo-imperialism, but the confusion does not end there: describing empires in history, as a growing body of literature teaches us, is no simple thing. What do Islamic historians mean […]
Readers of this volume may well be familiar with the range of tropes, found especially in Arabic biographical dictionaries, which describe a given scholar’s immense learning and erudition, inexhaustible industry, and definitive, comprehensive or trenchant contributions to branches of Islamic […]
Volume One of The New Cambridge History of Islam, edited by Chase F. Robinson, surveys the political and cultural history of Islam from its Late Antique origins until the eleventh century.
What impact do Muslim immigrants and Islamic practices have on the societies they join? What unique challenges do Muslim immigrants face? In both America and Europe, which have welcomed greater numbers of Muslim immigrants than ever before, how is the […]
Watch a video of CUNY’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Speakers include Herman Bennett, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Uday Mehta, Jesse Prinz, David Sorkin, and Anne Stone.
The YouTube video “Innocence of Muslims” can now be added to a lengthening list of portrayals of Muhammad that have led to violence, both threatened and real, along with calls for censorship. Examples include the Salman Rushdie affair, occasioned by […]
Responding to the publication of Ataullah Siddiqui’s report on Islam at Universities in England last month, Bill Rammell, the Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education, announced that Islamic studies at degree level was to be classified as a […]
The following excerpt is taken from ‘Al-ʿAttāf. b. Sufyān and Abbasid imperialism’ in Festschrift for Ahmad Mahdavi Damghani (Berlin, forthcoming). To read the full article, download the PDF here. It...
The following excerpt is taken from ‘Crone and the End of Orientalism’ in B. Sadeghi, et al., eds, Festschrift for P. Crone (Leiden, forthcoming). To read the full article,...
The volume brings together 17 articles by leading Islamicists and Arabicists, on a variety of topics in Mediaeval and Early Modern times, including the Qur'an Shi'ism, Abbasid historiography, the Crusaders,...