New Book: Islamic Cultures, Islamic Contexts

New Book: Islamic Cultures, Islamic Contexts

Islamic Cultures Islamic Contexts_coverReaders interested in the social and intellectual history of Islamic civilization will find an exciting array of studies in Islamic Cultures, Islamic Contexts: Essays in Honor of Professor Patricia Crone (Brill, 2014). This volume brings together articles on various aspects of Islamic societies and the intellectual traditions and social contexts that contributed to their formation and evolution. Written by leading scholars who span three generations and who cover such diverse fields as Late Antique Studies, Islamic Studies, Classics, and Jewish Studies, the volume is a testament to the breadth and sustained, deep impact of the scholarship of its honoree, Patricia Crone. While researchers in Qur’anic studies may be initially drawn to articles on “intra-qur’anic parallels” (Witztum) and “Jewish Christianity and Islamic origins” (Stroumsa), the entire volume promises to stimulate critical reflections on theory and method in the study of texts and their cultural contexts, and to help situate such reflections from a Qur’anic-studies perspective in broader scholarly discourses on Islamic civilization.

© International Qur’anic Studies Association, 2014. All rights reserved.

Video Lecture: “Islamic Origins: Messenger and Message”

A video of the full lecture, “Islamic Origins: Messenger and Message,” by Dr. Benjamin Geer is available through the Middle East Institute (MEI), here.*

Geer completed his PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and his research employs a combination of sociology and cognitive linguistics. For more on Geer’s work, including a download of his PhD thesis, visit his online academic profile here.

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MEI is an autonomous research institute within the National University of Singapore (NUS). The Institute conducts research and organizes conferences and seminars in pursuit of promoting a deeper understanding in Singapore of the contemporary Middle East.

*When viewing the video lecture, one can skip to 2:30 for Geer’s introduction, or to 4:00 for the beginning of the lecture itself.

© International Qur’anic Studies Association, 2013. All rights reserved.