Studies in Islamic and Middle Eastern Texts and Traditions in Memory of Norman Calder

Hardcover | October 15, 2000

EditorGerald Richard Hawting, Jawid Ahmad Mojaddedi, Alexander Samely

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This volume reflects the late Norman Calder's own interests and contributions. It includes articles by scholars who are already renowned, like Calder, for their sophisticated and challenging approaches to Arabic and Islamic texts. The papers are on a variety of topics of interest to people inthe field of Middle Eastern cultures, and similar in nature to other collections, conference volumes and Festschriften. Also represented are his former students colleagues working in the field of Rabbinic Studies, which informed his own work. Topics include: Transformations of Jewish Traditions inEarly Islam: The case of Enoch/Idris, Narrative and Doctrine in the First Story of Rumi's Masnavi, Fiqh for beginners: an Anatolian text on jihad, Research Muslim Minorities: some reflections on fieldwork in Britain, Defective marriages in classical Hanafi law, and Can rights co-exist withreligion?

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This volume reflects the late Norman Calder's own interests and contributions. It includes articles by scholars who are already renowned, like Calder, for their sophisticated and challenging approaches to Arabic and Islamic texts. The papers are on a variety of topics of interest to people inthe field of Middle Eastern cultures, and s...

Gerald Hawting is a Senior Lecturer in the History of the Near and Middle East at the School of Oriental and Asian Studies in London. Jawid Mojaddedi is Lecturer in Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. Alexander Samely is Senior Lecturer in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester. Norman Calder, who ...

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Format:HardcoverPublished:October 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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`Nigel Calder is a journalist of great skill and experience and his craft is evident in this collection of essays about a broad range of scientific topics'Nicholas Wade, Nature