The World of Murtada Al-Zabidi: 1732-91 Life, Networks and Writings by Stefan Reichmuth

The World of Murtada Al-Zabidi: 1732-91 Life, Networks and Writings

byStefan Reichmuth

Kobo ebook | May 4, 2009

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Murtada al-Zabidi was a Humanist scholar and a Muslim, whose twelfth-century writings are here examined in the context of their geographical and historical setting. The period when Zabidi was writing saw a shift in the balance of power from the Muslim empires to the Western world, reflected in the stories he told of his travels from India on to Cairo, across vast distances and coming across an extraordinary range of people. The five chapters in this work look at various aspects of Zabidi's life and times, the first one focusing on his life and career and forms a background to studies of his work. The second looks at Zabidi's writing and publishing and the third at his notes on his friends, teachers, students and acquaintances. Chapter four assesses his two largest works; his Arabic lexicon and his commentary on Gazzali's Ihya . Finally, chapter five explores his second major literary achievement, his large commentary on Gazzali's Ihya ulum al-din .
Title:The World of Murtada Al-Zabidi: 1732-91 Life, Networks and WritingsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 4, 2009Publisher:Gibb Memorial TrustLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:190972470X

ISBN - 13:9781909724709

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