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Law and politics under the Abbasids : an intellectual portrait of al-Juwayni

Author: Sohaira Zahid Siddiqui
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Series: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Abu Ma'ali al-Juwayni (d.478/1085) lived in a politically tumultuous period. The rise of powerful dynastic families forced the Abbasid Caliph into a position of titular power, and created instability. He also witnessed intellectual upheavals living amidst great theological and legal diversity. Collectively, these experiences led him to consider questions of religious certainty and social and political continuity.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: ʻAbd al-Malik ibn ʻAbd Allāh Imām al-Ḥaramayn al-Juwaynī; ʻAbd al-Malik ibn ʻAbd Allāh Imām al-Ḥaramayn al-Juwaynī
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sohaira Zahid Siddiqui
ISBN: 9781108496780 1108496784
OCLC Number: 1084641487
Description: xiii, 312 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Politics, Patronage, and Scholarship in Nishapur --
Al-Juwaynī : Life of a Scholar --
Intellectual Fissures : The Ashʻarīs and the Mu'tazila --
The Epistemology of al-Juwaynī --
Certainty in Legal Sources : Ḥadīth --
Certainty in Legal Sources : ijmāʻ --
The Rise of Legal Uncertainty : Qiyās al-maʻná --
Coping with Legal Uncertainty : Qiyās al-Shabah --
The Search for Continuity : al-Juwaynī's Political Thought --
Continuity, Custom, and Applied Epistemology in al-Juwaynī's Political Thought --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Responsibility: Sohaira Z.M. Siddiqui.

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Abu Ma'ali al-Juwayni (d. 478/1085) is a lauded figure in Islamic intellectual history but his thought remains underexplored. Living during a politically precarious period, he became preoccupied with  Read more...

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