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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 April 2010
... created a specific sphere of existence for the Shī `ites, known as the “abode of prudential concealment,” which incrementally allowed Muslim opposition to engage in underground activity for regime change and for a political transformation of the public order that accorded with Islamic ideals. In light of...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 468–495.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Jamie Gilham This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia documents and discusses the life and work of an important but neglected early British convert to Islam, the fifth Baron Headley, Rowland George Allanson Allanson-Winn (1855 – 1935), and also comments on the nature of the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 390–391.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Patricia Crone Renard John , Islam and Christianity: Theological Themes in Comparative Perspective ( Berkeley : University of California Press , 2011 ), 344 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Amy Knight Powell, Depositions: Scenes from...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 506–517.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Johan Elverskog This article, part of a Common Knowledge symposium on “the consequence of blur,” concerns the place of religion in the historical literature on Asia. It finds a minimalist approach to religion in the case of Buddhism and a maximalist approach in the case of Islam: historians of Asia...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 512–513.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Wolfgang G. Schwanitz Robert D. Crews, For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006), 463 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Loren Samons II...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 106.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Gerard Wiegers Lassner Jacob , Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities . ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2012 ), 336 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 109–110.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Linda Safran Evans Helen C. and Ratliff Brandie , eds., Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition . ( New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art , 2012 ), 352 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 328–329.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Maria Conterno Bowersock G. W. , The Throne of Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam . ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2013 ), 208 pp. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 333.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Linda Safran Elias Jamal , Aisha's Cushion: Religious Art, Perception, and Practice in Islam . ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2012 ), 404 pp. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 331–340.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Christopher de Bellaigue This essay is a review of The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran: Rural Revolt and Local Zoroastrianism (2014), the last book that Patricia Crone wrote before she died, as well as an overview of her career and a tribute to her as a great historian of Islam. In Crone's...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2005) 11 (1): 56–80.
Published: 01 January 2005
...Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im Duke University Press 2005 S y m p osium: Talking Peace with God s, Part 2 THE INTERDEPENDENCE OF RELIGION, SECULARISM, AND HUMAN RIGHTS Prospects for Islamic Societies Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 275–282.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Sean McMeekin This essay applies the concept of “fuzzy thinking” to geopolitics, using a curious turn of phrase in a 1914 policy paper (“the Islamic-Israelite world”) to explore paradoxes of German strategy in World War I. To find the origins of this phrase, the article explores the language of...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 213–214.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Michael Cook Gordon M. Hahn, Russia's Islamic Threat (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007), 349 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Aviad Kleinberg, Flesh Made Word: Saints’ Stories and the Western Imagination, trans. Jane Marie Todd...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 502–503.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Sari Nusseibeh Al-Musawi Muhsin J. , The Medieval Islamic Republic of Letters: Arabic Knowledge and Construction . ( Notre Dame, IN : University of Notre Dame Press , 2015 ), 449 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 256–279.
Published: 01 April 2018
...John Tolan Some of the nineteenth century’s foremost scholars of the Qur’an and hadiths were German and Hungarian Jews. For many of them, their scholarly interest in Islam was entangled with their contemporary concerns about movements of reform and emancipation in European Jewry and about the...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 474–489.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Gerard Wiegers This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies” argues, on the basis of recent research, that religious polemic is a phenomenon closely associated only with monotheist traditions. Focusing on religious polemics in medieval and early modern Islamic and Christian...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 490–505.
Published: 01 August 2013
... second millennium, yoga was practiced widely among Sufis, who adapted it in surprising and idiosyncratic ways to make it compatible with their own Islamic philosophies. Nicholson concludes with an appeal for a more nuanced understanding of religious contact that goes beyond the pejorative term syncretism...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 232–253.
Published: 01 April 2017
... xenophilia, the article argues, is politically motivated by Abu Taleb's strong, but mostly tacit, reservations about the English, his imperial patrons. He realigns the relationship between metropole and colony by casting Ireland as the bridgehead of a glorious Islamic-Persianate culture that spread westward...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., purely rational Greek creation, inherited by modern Europe. He argued that it was as much Mesopotamian as Greek in origin, as at home in the Islamic as in the European world, and as often irrational as rational in its content — and on the basis of this rich vision he devised brilliant new interpretations...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 January 2018
... often continued to explore and prize the many achievements of the vanquished Muslims. This article summarizes the development, during the medieval period, of such positive Christian attitudes toward Islam. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Islamophilia xenophilia xenophobia al...