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A culture of ambiguity : an alternative history of Islam

Author: Thomas Bauer; Hinrich Biesterfeldt; Tricia Tunstall
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this magisterial cultural and intellectual history, Thomas Bauer reconsiders classical and modern Islam by tracing differing attitudes toward ambiguity. Over a span of many centuries, he explores  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Livres numériques
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Bauer; Hinrich Biesterfeldt; Tricia Tunstall
ISBN: 0231170645 0231170653 9780231170642 9780231170659 9780231553322 0231553323
OCLC Number: 1257250758
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xii, 323 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ForewordIntroduction 1. Cultural Ambiguity2. Does God Speak in Textual Variants?3. Does God Speak Ambiguously? 4. The Blessing of Dissent5. The Islamization of Islam 6. Language: A Serious Business and a Game7. The Ambiguity of Sexual Desire8. The Serene Look at the World 9. In Quest of CertaintyNotes BibliographyIndex
Other Titles: Kultur der Ambiguität.
Responsibility: Thomas Bauer ; translated by Hinrich Biesterfeldt andTricia Tunstall.

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Thomas Bauer takes his audience on a delightfully opinionated and provocative journey through premodern Islamic cultural and intellectual history. His apt use of the theoretical lens of ambiguity Read more...

 
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