Reviews

Author: 
Paul M. Cobb
Reviewer: 
Ann Zimo

Zimo on Cobb, 'The Race for Paradise: An Islamic History of the Crusades'

Paul M. Cobb. The Race for Paradise: An Islamic History of the Crusades. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 360 pp. $31.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-935811-3.

Reviewed by Ann Zimo (Albright Institute) Published on H-Mideast-Medieval (March, 2016) Commissioned by Christine D. Baker

New Insight on Muslim Views of the Crusades: Review of Cobb's "Race for Paradise"

Author: 
Stephennie Mulder
Reviewer: 
Megan Boomer

Boomer on Mulder, 'Shrines of the 'Alids in Medieval Syria: Sunnis, Shi'is and the Architecture of Coexistence'

Stephennie Mulder. Shrines of the 'Alids in Medieval Syria: Sunnis, Shi'is and the Architecture of Coexistence. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014. 320 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-4579-4.

Reviewed by Megan Boomer (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Mideast-Medieval (February, 2016) Commissioned by Christine D. Baker

Author: 
Kenneth Garden
Reviewer: 
Sam Houston

Houston on Garden, 'The First Islamic Reviver: Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and His Revival of the Religious Sciences'

Kenneth Garden. The First Islamic Reviver: Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and His Revival of the Religious Sciences. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 256 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-998962-1.

Reviewed by Sam Houston (Department of Religion - Florida State University) Published on H-Mideast-Medieval (August, 2015) Commissioned by Christine D. Baker

Al-Ghazālī the Ascetic Orthodox Sufi or the Philosophically Inclined Revivalist? A Reassessment

Author: 
Aaron W. Hughes
Reviewer: 
Keren Abbou Hershkovits

Abbou Hershkovits on Hughes, 'Muslim Identities: An Introduction to Islam'

Aaron W. Hughes. Muslim Identities: An Introduction to Islam. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. xvi + 310 pp. $89.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16146-6; $29.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16147-3; ISBN 978-0-231-53192-4.

Reviewed by Keren Abbou Hershkovits (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev -- Middle Eastern Studies) Published on H-Mideast-Medieval (November, 2014) Commissioned by Christine D. Baker

Author: 
Heather N. Keaney
Reviewer: 
Shari Silzell

Silzell on Keaney, 'Medieval Islamic Historiography: Remembering Rebellion'

Heather N. Keaney. Medieval Islamic Historiography: Remembering Rebellion. New York: Routledge, 2013. xx + 187 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-82852-9.

Reviewed by Shari Silzell (History Department - University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Mideast-Medieval (April, 2014) Commissioned by Christine D. Baker

Assassinating ‘Uthman: Writers, Rebellion, and Medieval Historiography

Author: 
Adam R. Gaiser
Reviewer: 
Paul Love

Love on Gaiser, 'Muslims, Scholars, Soldiers: The Origin and Elaboration of the Ibādī Imāmate Traditions'

Adam R. Gaiser. Muslims, Scholars, Soldiers: The Origin and Elaboration of the Ibādī Imāmate Traditions. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. viii + 203 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-973893-9.

Reviewed by Paul Love (University of Michigan - Near Eastern Studies) Published on H-Mideast-Medieval (February, 2014) Commissioned by Christine D. Baker

Muslims, Scholars, and Soldiers

Author: 
Ingrid Houssaye Michienzi
Reviewer: 
Travis Bruce

Bruce on Ingrid Houssaye Michienzi, 'Datini, Majorque et le Maghreb (14e-15e siècles) Réseaux, espaces méditerranéens et stratégies marchandes'

Ingrid Houssaye Michienzi. Datini, Majorque et le Maghreb (14e-15e siècles) Réseaux, espaces méditerranéens et stratégies marchandes. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2013. xxx + 694 pp. $282.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-23289-1.

Reviewed by Travis Bruce (History Department -- Wichita State University) Published on H-Mideast-Medieval (December, 2013) Commissioned by Christine D. Baker

Author: 
Zayde Antrim
Reviewer: 
Steve Tamari

Tamari on Antrim, 'Routes and Realms: The Power of Place in the Early Islamic World'

Zayde Antrim. Routes and Realms: The Power of Place in the Early Islamic World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Maps. xviii + 212 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-991387-9.

Reviewed by Steve Tamari Published on H-Mideast-Medieval (November, 2013) Commissioned by Christine D. Baker

Land and Belonging in the Medieval Islamic World

Author: 
Tayeb El-Hibri
Reviewer: 
Zohar Hadromi-Allouche

Hadromi-Allouche on El-Hibri, 'Parable and Politics in Early Islamic History: The Rashidun Caliphs'

Tayeb El-Hibri. Parable and Politics in Early Islamic History: The Rashidun Caliphs. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. xi + 471 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-15082-8; ISBN 978-0-231-52165-9.

Reviewed by Zohar Hadromi-Allouche (Divinity and Religious Studies -- University of Aberdeen) Published on H-Mideast-Medieval (July, 2013) Commissioned by Christine D. Baker

Author: 
G. R. Hawting
Reviewer: 
Walid Saleh

Saleh on Hawting, 'The Idea of Idolatry and the Emergence of Islam: From Polemic to History'

G. R. Hawting. The Idea of Idolatry and the Emergence of Islam: From Polemic to History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. xvii + 168 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-65165-3.

Reviewed by Walid Saleh (Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto) Published on H-Mideast-Medieval (February, 2005)

In the Fog of History

Author: 
M. A. S. Abdel Haleem
Reviewer: 
Andrew Rippin

Rippin on Fakhry, 'An Interpretation of the Qur'an: English Translation of the Meanings' and Haleem, 'The Qur'an: A New Translation'

Majid Fakhry. An Interpretation of the Qur'an: English Translation of the Meanings. New York: New York University Press, 2002. xi + 647 pp. $23.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-2724-9.M. A. S. Abdel Haleem. The Qur'an: A New Translation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. xliii + 464 pp. $27.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-280548-5.

Author: 
Kumiko Yamamoto
Reviewer: 
Raziuddin Aquil

Aquil on Yamamoto, 'The Oral Background of Persian Epics: Storytelling and Poetry'

Kumiko Yamamoto. The Oral Background of Persian Epics: Storytelling and Poetry. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2003. xxiv + 191 pp. Price not listed (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-12587-2.

Reviewed by Raziuddin Aquil (Fellow in History, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta) Published on H-Mideast-Medieval (November, 2004)

Author: 
Hellmut Ritter
Reviewer: 
Hermann Landolt

Landolt on Ritter, 'The Ocean of the Soul: Men, the World and God in the Stories of Farid al-Din Attar'

Hellmut Ritter. The Ocean of the Soul: Men, the World and God in the Stories of Farid al-Din Attar. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2003. xxvi + 833 pp. $190.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-12068-6.

Reviewed by Hermann Landolt (Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University and Institute of Ismaili Studies, London) Published on H-Mideast-Medieval (July, 2004)

Author: 
Josef W. Meri
Reviewer: 
Richard McGregor

McGregor on Meri, 'The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria'

Josef W. Meri. The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. viii + 327 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-925078-3.

Reviewed by Richard McGregor (Department of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University) Published on H-Mideast-Medieval (June, 2004)

A Pillar of Fire Is over His Grave: Saints and Shrines in Medieval Syria

Author: 
Asma Afsaruddin
Reviewer: 
Khaleel Mohammed

Mohammed on Afsaruddin, 'Excellence and Precedence: Medieval Islamic Discourse on Legitimate Leadership'

Asma Afsaruddin. Excellence and Precedence: Medieval Islamic Discourse on Legitimate Leadership. Leiden: Brill, 2002. xii + 313 pp. $124.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-12043-3.

Reviewed by Khaleel Mohammed (Department of Religious Studies, San Diego State University) Published on H-Mideast-Medieval (March, 2004)

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