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Jonathan Wyrtzen

Jonathan Wyrtzen
2013

Exploring the concept of ‘colonial cultures,’ this book analyses how these cultures both transformed, and were transformed by, their various societies. Challenging both the colonial vulgate, and the nationalist paradigm, Revisiting the Colonial Past in Morocco, examines the lesser known...
Jonathan Wyrtzen
2015

How did four and a half decades of European colonial intervention transform Moroccan identity? As elsewhere in North Africa and in the wider developing world, the colonial period in Morocco (1912–1956) established a new type of political field in which notions about and relationships among politics...
Jonathan Wyrtzen
2011

Colonial state-building in Protectorate Morocco, particularly the total “pacification” of territory and infrastructural development carried out between 1907 and 1934, dramatically transformed the social and political context in which collective identity was imagined in Moroccan society. Prior...

Steven Fraade

Steven Fraade
2011

Ancient Jewish writings combine interpretive narratives of Israel’s sacred history with legal prescriptions for a divinely ordered way of life. Two ancient Jewish societies have left us extensive textual corpora preserving interpenetrating legal and narrative interpretive teachings: the sectarian...

Frank Griffel

Frank Griffel
2021

Scholars have come to recognize the importance of classical Islamic philosophy both in its own right and in its preservation of and engagement with Greek philosophical ideas. At the same time, the period immediately following the so-called classical era has been considered a sort of dark age, in...
Frank Griffel
2016

Al-Ghazālī (d. 505/1111) is one of the most influential thinkers of Islam. There is hardly a genre of Islamic literature where he is not regarded as a major authority. Islamic Law, Sufism, ethics, philosophy, and theology are all deeply shaped by him. Yet in the past thirty years, the field of...
Frank Griffel
2010

The Muslim philosopher Ibn Rushd (d. 1198) became famous among Latin European scholars as a commentator of the works of Aristotle. In Europe he was known as Averroes or simple as commentarius, “the commentator.” Active under the Almohads in Muslim Seville, Cordoba, and Marrakech, his various sets...
Frank Griffel
2013

Gazlî, Islm dusunce tarihinin en dikkat cekici isimlerinden birisidir. Onun kelm, felsefe, tasavvuf ve fikih gibi disiplinlerin tarihinde bir donum noktasi teskil ettigi, hatta eserleriyle Islam toplumlarinin dini algilayis ve yasayislarinda da derin izler biraktigi, bilinen bir gercektir....
Frank Griffel
2018

Frank Griffel, an internationally recognized expert on Islam, addresses urgent questions directly. What is that actually: “Islam” - is it a religion like Christianity that has been similarly shaped by conflicts with secular power and reason? Is there a conflict in Islam between faith and knowledge...
Frank Griffel
2009

The Muslim thinker al-Ghazali (d. 1111) was one of the most influential theologians and philosophers of Islam and has been considered an authority in both Western and Islamic philosophical traditions. Born in northeastern Iran, he held the most prestigious academic post in Islamic theology in...