Ibn 'Aqil

Ibn 'Aqil : Religion and Culture in Classical Islam

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This biography of the Muslim scholastic and humanist Ibn 'Aqil (A.H. 431-513/ A.D. 1040-1119) sheds light on one of the most important periods of classical Islam, one which has had a significant impact on religious and intellectual culture in the Christian Latin West.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 165.6 x 241.3 x 30.5mm | 646.94g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748609601
  • 9780748609604

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Professor Makdisi's distinguished reputation in his field will already be known.With this book on Ibn 'Aqil he has done it again. This will be thedefinitive work on the subject for the next fifty years... a remarkabletext of deep erudition and sweeping range. -- Professor Ian Richard Netton, University of Leeds Professor Makdisi's distinguished reputation in his field will already be known.With this book on Ibn 'Aqil he has done it again. This will be thedefinitive work on the subject for the next fifty years... a remarkabletext of deep erudition and sweeping range.show more

Table of contents

Part 1 Ibn 'Aqil - his life and times: the retraction and the Qadir Creed; biography of Ibn 'Aqil. Part 2 Ibn 'Aqil and scholasticism: the organization of professional higher learning; theologies and orthodoxy; main currents in Ibn 'Aqil's thought. Part 3 Ibn 'Aqil and humanism: humanism and government; humanist disciplines and topics.show more

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