Learn to read Aljamiado in the text!

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|September 26, 2014|History, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

Dr Nuria Martínez de Castilla Muñoz, Association member and lecturer in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Complutense University of Madrid, will offer an Aljamiado reading course at the Warburg Institute in London from 13th October to 3rd November 2014. Participants will learn to read Aljamiado, or Spanish written in Arabic script. The texts used will be 16th and 17th century manuscripts copied by Moriscos. The course will also

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Islamic Law Materialized : Corpus of Arabic Legal Documents

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|September 25, 2014|History, Law, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

Discover this new browsable and searchable database of medieval Arabic legal documents at http://cald.irht.cnrs.fr CALD  (Corpus of Arabic Legal Documents) is the outcome of the ERC-Project “Islamic Law Materialized” led by the Arabic section of the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (IRHT – CNRS) in Paris. It presents primary sources for Islamic law and legal practice in pre-modern Muslim societies. This online presentation is the first ever collection

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Middle East, Central Asia and Islamica – October 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|January 2, 2014|Middle East, Central Asia and Islamica|0 comments

Islam Towards an Islamic enlightenment : the Gülen movement / M. Hakan Yavuz. Les Maîtres Soufis et leurs disciples, IIIe – Ve siècles de l’hégire (IXe – XIe s.) : enseignement, formation et transmission / sous la direction de Geneviève Gobillot et Jean-Jacques Thibon. Women of Sufism : a hidden treasure / selected and edited by Camille Adams Helminski. Law and piety in medieval Islam / Megan H. Reid. The

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Middle East, Central Asia and Islamica – November 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 10, 2012|Middle East, Central Asia and Islamica|0 comments

Islam & Islamic philosophy The essentials of Ibāḍī Islam / Valerie J. Hoffman. Muslims and the new media : historical and contemporary debates / Göran Larsson. Walking a tightrope : women and veiling in the United Kingdom / Ayesha Salma Kariapper. Difference and disability in the medieval islamic world : blighted bodies / Kristina L. Richardson. Whatever happened to the islamists : salafis, heavy metal muslims, and the lure of

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