Ideas, images, and methods of portrayal : insights into classical Arabic literature and Islam / edited by Sebastian Günther.

This volume deals with the genesis of selected classical Arabic texts as the products of different milieus, and the implications which these texts had for Islamic societies in medieval times. It explores the concepts and images which Muslim scholars from the 8th to the 14th century presented in thei...

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Other Authors: Günther, Sebastian.
Format: Electronic
Published: Boston ; Leiden : Brill, ©2005.
Series:Islamic history and civilization ; v. 58.
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Table of Contents:
  • Foreword (By Tarif Khalidi); Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction (By Sebastian Günther); Chapter One Context Equivalence: A Hitherto Insufficiently Studied Use of the Quran in Political Speeches from the Early Period of Islam (By Stephan Dähne); Chapter Two Classical Heritage and New Literary Forms: Literary Activities of Christians during the Umayyad Period (By Ute Pietruschka); Chapter Three Refuting the Charge of Tahrif: Abu Ra'ita (d. ca. 835) and his "First Risala on the Holy Trinity" (By Sandra Toenies Keating).