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Meddeb, Abdelwahab

Works: 104 works in 332 publications in 10 languages and 4,607 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Controversial literature  Interviews  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Scenarist, Interviewee, Collector, Curator, zxx
Classifications: PJ7862.A564, 892.736
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The malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

39 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary Islam is infected with a sickness that is cutting it off from the richness of its own tradition and history. In this impassioned, erudite and deeply moving book, Abdelwahab Meddeb traces the genealogy of this malady and at the same time powerfully demonstrates the pluralist tradition at the heart of Islam. In so doing, he dismantles the common misconceptions of both western scholars of Islam and Islamic fundamentalists, and offers new paths for engagement between Islam and the West." "Meddeb, born and raised in Tunis, and now living in Paris, approaches the rise of fundamentalism with a wide-ranging intellect that encompasses Voltaire, Nietzsche, Goethe, Kant, as well a deep knowledge of classical Arabic literature and philosophy. He is uniquely positioned to see the damage that has been wrought on both cultures by the alienation between Islam and the West. Meddeb shows us why it is imperative for the West to engage with Islam as a part of the Western tradition, and for Islam to look back, not at the letter of the religious text, but to the polemics, controversies, and debates that nourished Islam when it was at its peak."--Jacket
A history of Jewish-Muslim relations : from the origins to the present day by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first encyclopedic guide to the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, the book features more than 150 authoritative and accessible articles by an international team of leading experts in history, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. Organized thematically and chronologically, this indispensable reference provides critical facts and balanced context for greater historical understanding and a more informed dialogue between Jews and Muslims."--Jacket
Islam and the challenge of civilization by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and French and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the perfect handbook for deepening our understanding of both the incredible richness through time and the paradoxical present obtuseness of Islamic culture. Meddeb achieves this feat--how clear knowledge can disarm belligerent interpretations of a paradoxical faith--through his elegant and polyphonic use of Qu'ranic exegesis, advanced literary poetics, and a strong sense of democratic citizen politics, all of which are informed by a profound cosmopolitanism able to simultaneously draw on Ibn Arabi's eclectic sufism and Voltaire's secular intellect, among many other sources. A necessary exploration, a must read."--Pierre Joris, author of The University of California Book of North African Literature "It is more urgent than ever to allow a voice such as Meddeb's to be heard, the voice of an Arab intellectual familiar with both Muslim civilization and Western culture. In this--and thanks to his immense knowledge and open-mindedness--he is a precious translator capable of seeing both sides at the same time."--Marcel Henaff ". . . an important contribution to knowledge because it gives eloquent voice to a modern Muslim thinker who rejects the narrow legalism of the Wahhabi tradition of Saudi Arabia or the Puritanism of the Egyptian Muslim Brethren."--Patrick J. Ryan S.J., Fordham University
Talismano by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Talismano is a hallucinatory journey through half-remembered, half-imagined cities--in particular, the city of Tunis, both as it is now, and as it once was. Walking and writing, journey and journal, mirror one another to produce a calligraphic, magical work..."--P. [4] of cover
Phantasia : roman by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le personnage marche dans Paris, les sens aux aguets, l'esprit à l'affût, captant la sensation qui transfigure et l'idée qui illumine, à travers la saisie des objets qui fascinent en leur familiarité. Le moi, multiplié, est nommé dans l'ambivalance des pronoms. Comme pour situer le protagoniste dans la fragilité que procure l'insatiable quête de l'image féminine de la changeante Aya, possédée, imprenable
Histoire des relations entre juifs et musulmans des origines à nos jours by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Depuis les premiers liens entre les tribus juives d'Arabie et le Prophète Muhammad jusqu'aux récents conflits du Proche-Orient, en passant par les civilisations de Bagdad et de Cordoue sans oublier l'Empire ottoman, le monde perse et même l'espace européen, les relations tour à tour fécondes ou tumultueuses entre juifs et musulmans sont ici exposées et analysées en toute impartialité. Quelque cent vingt auteurs de tous pays ont participé à cette encyclopédie unique en son genre, dans un esprit d'interdisciplinarité qui permet de rendre compte des multiples facettes du sujet. Les difficultés du temps présent se trouvent ainsi réinterprétées à la lumière d'une histoire resituée dans la longue durée. Un ouvrage de référence richement illustré, à la fois clair et accessible, qui constitue un outil précieux pour une meilleure compréhension entre les cultures."--Page 4 of cover
Tombeau of Ibn Arabi ; and, White traverses by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abdelwahab Meddeb's 'White Traverses' is a poetic memoir of growing up in Tunisia which contrasts the country's Islamic and European influences. 'Tombeau of Ibn Arabi' is a series of prose poems that draws their inspiration from Ibn Arabi, and from Dante, who learned a poetry of sensual love from Arabi
Printemps de Tunis : la métamorphose de l'histoire by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sortir de la malédiction : l'islam entre civilisation et barbarie by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in French and Italian and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'exil occidental by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Face à l'islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A. Meddeb évoque son enfance en Tunisie puis ses débuts en métropole... En utilisant les liens méconnus entre l'Orient et l'Occident, il entend combattre l'intégrisme sur le double front de la culture et de la politique
La plus belle histoire de la liberté by Andr Glucksmann( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les dits de Bistami : shatahât by Ṭayfūr ibn ʻĪs Abū Yazīd Bisṭāmī( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season of migration to the North by al-Ṭayyib Ṣāliḥ( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant Sudanese student takes his mix of anger and obsession with the West to London, where he has affairs with women who are similarly obsessed with the mysterious East. Life, ecstasy and death share the same moment in time.--Cover
Blanches traverses du passé by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contre-prêches : chroniques by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contre-prêches chroniques (mars 2003 - janvier 2006) by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aya dans les villes by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La conférence de Ratisbonne : enjeux et controverses by Jean Bollack( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tunesien 1936-1940 : Fotografien (Duotone) by R Soupault( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in German and French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The malady of Islam
Alternative Names
Abdelwahab Meddeb franzsischer Autor und muslimischer Islamkritiker tunesischer Herkunft

Abdelwahab Meddeb French writer

Abdelwahab Meddeb traductor, locutor, historiador, poeta y profesor tunecino

Madabb, ʿAbd al-Wahhāb 1946-

Meddeb, Abdel Wahab 1946-2014

Meddeb, Abdelwahab

Meddeb Abdelwahab 1946-2014

Medeb, Abdulvehab

Medeb Abdulwahab 1946-2014

Muʾaddab, ʿAbd al-Wahāb al-

Muʾaddab, ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-

Muʾaddab ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al- 1946-2014

עבד אל-והאב מדב

المؤدّب, عبد الوهّاب

المؤدّب عبد الوهّاب 1946-2014

عبد الوهاب المدب

عبد الوهاب المؤدب

عبدالوهاب مدب

مؤدب، عبد الوهاب

TalismanoTombeau of Ibn Arabi ; and, White traverses