By Adnan Husain, K. E. Fleming
Modern academia depends categorization. you can research Africa or Europe; East or West; the center a long time or the Early sleek interval. during this cutting edge selection of essays, the Mediterranean is taken as a complete. The birthplace of the 3 vital monotheistic religions, it's proven to be a different cultural area characterised through hybridity, range, and cultural dynamism.
Read Online or Download A Faithful Sea: The Religious Cultures of the Mediterranean, 1200-1700 PDF
Similar islam books
In November of 2002, the Justice and improvement celebration swept to victory within the Turkish parliamentary elections. as a result of party's Islamic roots, its electoral triumph has sparked a number of questions either in Turkey and within the West: Does the get together harbor a mystery Islamist schedule? Will the hot executive search to overturn approximately a century of secularization stemming from Kemal Atatürk's early-twentieth-century reforms?
For numerous a long time, the Muslim international has skilled a non secular resurgence. The reassertion of Islam in own and political existence has taken many varieties, from larger realization to non secular perform to the emergence of Islamic businesses, events, and associations. some of the most debatable and emotionally charged points of this revival has been its impact on ladies in Muslim societies.
This publication discloses a principally neglected discussion among Muslim and Western social notion searching for which means and transcendence within the human sciences. The disclosure is finished via a comparative studying of latest Muslim debates on secular wisdom at the one hand, and of a foundational Western debate at the dying of metaphysics within the human sciences however.
- The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran: A Contribution to the Decoding of the Language of the Koran
- Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth: From Mazdean Iran to Shi'ite Iran (Bollingen Series XCI-2)
- Half Past Ten in the Afternoon
- Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion New Perspectives from Europe and North America
- Knowledge in Later Islamic Philosophy: Mulla Sadra on Existence, Intellect, and Intuition
- Iran (Middle East: Region in Transition)
Extra resources for A Faithful Sea: The Religious Cultures of the Mediterranean, 1200-1700
Palatine architecture imitated contemporary Islamic models. The Norman monarch Roger II commissioned the greatest geographical treatise of the Middle Ages. 106 30/04/2007 4:29 PM Page 41 mallette: Insularity 41 translated into Latin for the benefit of Christian Europe. Norman Sicilian coinage bore inscriptions in Arabic; after Arabic literacy was lost in Sicily, during the reign of Frederick II, the coinage continued to bear Pseudo-Kufic inscriptions. Social and economic history can explain these phenomena to a certain extent.
106 30/04/2007 4:29 PM Page 40 40 A Faithful Sea creation of Lucera was contemporary with the crusades in both the eastern and northern Mediterranean. It coincided, that is, with an increasingly belligerent stance from the Christian population of Europe: an increasing willingness to make territorial claims in the Holy Land and (more successfully) in southern Europe, and an increasing technological capacity to forward such claims convincingly. But, alongside this hunger for land, Christian intellectuals articulated a hunger for knowledge.
106 30/04/2007 4:25 PM Page 19 husain: Introduction 19 religious culture, shaped through interconfessional encounter, and the counter-currents that emerge within prevailing discourses in the historical negotiation of religious identity. Anne McClanan builds upon the picture of the importance of trade and commerce as a feature of inter-religious contact by examining the traffic in special commodities which also conditioned developments in Tuscan devotional culture, in this case in its visual expression.