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Institute of Ismaili Studies

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Works: 181 works in 565 publications in 3 languages and 33,624 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, 475, Collector, Translator
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Most widely held works about Institute of Ismaili Studies
 
Most widely held works by Institute of Ismaili Studies
Beauty and Islam : aesthetics in Islamic art and architecture by Valérie Gonzalez( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illustrated volume explores aspects of aesthetics in classical Islamic thought set in the context of contemporary theories. Valerie Gonzalez offers new perspectives on Islamic art and architecture with examples ranging from the Qur'an and the Alhambra to the works of present-day artists and philosophers." "Tracing the roots of Islamic aesthetics back to the works of great philosophers of the Middle Ages such as Ibn Sina (Avicenna) and Ibn Rushd (Averroes), Gonzalez shows that aesthetic theory in Islam belongs within the wider context of medieval thinking on theology, ethics, physics and metaphysics." "In Gonzalez's analysis, an investigation of the famous optical illusion in the Qur'anic story of King Solomon and the queen of Sheba reveals an aesthetic metaphor. Her exploration of the geometrical decorative configurations of the Alhambra provides a new interpretation based upon current theories of phenomenology and semiotics." "This work brings fresh insights to its subject by considering traditional Islamic architecture, miniatures and ceramics alongside the works of modern artists such as Frank Stella, Mark Rothko and Edward Ruscha."--Jacket
Civil society in the Muslim world : contemporary perspectives by Amyn B Sajoo( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even before the events of September 11th 2001, the global discourse on civil society - in its varied interpretations and manifestations - has caught the attention of citizens and communities across the Muslim world from Iran, Tajikistan and Indonesia, to the Mahgreb. Issues of human rights, pluralism and gender equity were already at the forefront of the wider quest for participatory politics. This survey of social and intellectual trends in diverse Muslim contexts includes contributions by Shirin Akiner, Mohammed Arkoun, Aziz Esmial, Tair Faradov, Abdou Filali-Ansary, Ersin Kalaycioglu, Iftik
Muslim modernities : expressions of the civil imagination by Institute of Ismaili Studies( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about Muslim encounters with the modern: how Islam and those in its orbit have shaped and been shaped by histories that are overlapping and distinctive. Identity and citizenship, piety and protest, music and modes of dress are explored as expressions that bear on the making and remaking of modern public spheres. Muslim as well as non-Muslim scholars show in these pages that tradition and religiosity alike are active players in the making of the modern." "A vital theme is the role of the ethical imagination in expressions of the civil, fed by the diversity of religious and cultural narratives as sources of the self. This can be seen in struggles for civil society and democratic citizenship, in the grappling with new technologies, and in the challenges of political violence. Since the events of September 11, 2001, a failure to come to grips with plural modernities has spurred claims about a 'clash of civilizations'. Fresh perspectives are offered here on what it is to be Muslim and modern, mindful of the rich narratives that inform both identities."--Jacket
Reason and inspiration in Islam : theology, philosophy and mysticism in Muslim thought : essays in honour of Hermann Landolt by Todd Lawson( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication not only reflects the scholarly interests of Hermann Landolt in philosophy, Sufism and Shi'ism, but also takes a look at the Islamic traditions of mysticism, philosophy, theology, historiography, and intellectual debate generally from earliest times to the twentieth century, in a series of diverse and stimulating approaches. As such, they are a corrective to the current alienating discourse on Islam which portrays it as a source of extremism and fanatical violence. A true warrior here is one whose struggle is for a more perfect understanding and experience of the world as the creation of a just and merciful God."--Jacket
Eagle's nest : Ismaili castles in Iran and Syria by Peter Willey( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For anybody with an interest in medieval and Middle East history, or simply with a love of castles, Eagle's Nest will be essential reading. Among many castles and fortresses, it describes the impressive and often inspiring sites of Alamut, Samiran and Qa'in (in Iran), and of Masyaf, Kahf and Khawabi (in Syria). The book is illustrated with numerous photographs, maps and plans. As well as offering a gripping historical account of the courage, vision and endurance of this Shi'i Muslim community, it comprises an enthralling personal story of the challenges involved in rediscovering a forgotten, distant world, which will appeal to the armchair traveller and historian in equal measure."--Jacket
Ismailis in medieval Muslim societies by Farhad Daftary( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Urdu and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book deals with aspects of Ismaili history and thought in medieval times. Discussing the different phases in Ismaili history, it describes both the early Ismailis as well as the contributions of the later Ismailis to Islamic culture. A number of chapters deal with Ismaili individuals such as Hasan-i Sabbah. Others chapters contextualise the Ismailis within the medieval Muslim societies, in addition to investigating the Ismaili-Crusader relations and the resulting myths and legends about the Ismailis." "The essays collected in this volume, representing the results of modern scholarship in Ismaili studies, make a powerful contribution to our understanding of an Islamic community in medieval times and will prove invaluable to historians and scholars of the Muslim world."--Jacket
The Fatimids and their successors in Yaman : the history of an Islamic community : Arabic edition and English summary of Idrīs ʻImād al-Dīn's ʻUyūn al-akhbār, vol. 7 by Idrīs ʻImād al-Dīn Qurashī( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and Arabic and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Uyun al-akhbar" is the most complete extant text by an Ismaili author on the history of the Ismaili community from its origins up to Idris 'Imad al-Din's own time in the 15th century. The seventh volume, edited here and presented as a summary English translation, deals in particular with the period of the three Fatimid caliphs - al-Mustansir, al-Musta'li and al-Amir - in addition to the Tayyibi Ismaili community in Yemen
Muslim ethics : emerging vistas by Amyn B Sajoo( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on Afghanistan, Christians, Christianity, citizenship, civility, civil society, clash of civilizations, globalization, human rights, Iran, Iraq, Jews, Jewish, liberalism, Medina, Prophet Muhammad, pluralism, Qurʼan (Koran), rule of law, sacred and secular, secularism, secularization, Shariʼa, social ethics, Turkey, umma (community), etc
Arabic, Persian and Gujarati manuscripts : the Hamdani Collection in the library of the Institute of Ismaili Studies by Institute of Ismaili Studies( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Muhammad Ali Hamdani Collection in the Library of The Institute of Ismaili Studies represents a large segment of the library collected over seven generations by an eminent family of scholars from the Da'udi Bohra community in India and the Yemen. The bulk of the manuscripts are Ismaili religious writings, but there are also a good number of interesting books of general Islamic, or indeed secular content, and these give a rare insight into the whole cultural range of a learned family of Indian religious scholars. The overwhelming majority of the books are in Arabic, but there are also a sma
Ismaili literature : a bibliography of sources and studies by Farhad Daftary( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ismaili Studies represents one of the most recent fields of Islamic Studies. Much new research has taken place in this field as a result of the recovery of a large number of Ismaili texts. Ismaili Literature contains a complete listing of the sources and secondary studies, including theses, written by Ismailis or about them in all major Islamic and European languages. It also contains chapters surveying Ismaili history and developments in modern Ismaili Studies
 
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Beauty and Islam : aesthetics in Islamic art and architecture
Alternative Names
IIS.

Institut ismailitskikh issledovaniĭ

Institut issledovaniĭ ismailizma

Institut issledovaniĭ ismalizma

Institute of Ismaili Studies

London, Institute of Ismaili Studies

Maʻhad al-Dirāsāt al-Ismāʻīlīyah

McGill University Institute of Islamic Studies Institute of Ismaili Studies

McGill University Institute of Ismaili Studies

Muʼassasah-ʼi Muṭālaʻāt-i Ismāʻīlīyah

Muʼassasah-yi Muṭālaʻāt-i Ismāʻīlī

Pazhǔhishgohi tadqiqoti ismoilī

Институт исмаилитских исследований

Институт исследований исмаилизма

Институт исследований исмализма

معهد الدراسات الإسماعيلية

مؤسسه مطالعات اسماعیلی

مؤسسه‌ى مطالعات اسماعيلى

مؤسسۀ مطالعات اسماعيلى.

مؤسسۀ مطالعات اسماعيليه

Languages
English (93)

Arabic (6)

Urdu (1)

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Civil society in the Muslim world : contemporary perspectivesMuslim modernities : expressions of the civil imaginationReason and inspiration in Islam : theology, philosophy and mysticism in Muslim thought : essays in honour of Hermann LandoltEagle's nest : Ismaili castles in Iran and SyriaIsmailis in medieval Muslim societiesThe Fatimids and their successors in Yaman : the history of an Islamic community : Arabic edition and English summary of Idrīs ʻImād al-Dīn's ʻUyūn al-akhbār, vol. 7Muslim ethics : emerging vistasArabic, Persian and Gujarati manuscripts : the Hamdani Collection in the library of the Institute of Ismaili StudiesIsmaili literature : a bibliography of sources and studies