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Title: Islam, the Ancient Near East and Varieties of Godlessness, Collected Studies in Three Volumes, Volume 3
Author: Crone, Patricia
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2016
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004319271
Volumes: 1; Pages: 273
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Patricia Crone, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Edited by Hanna Siurua
Patricia Crone's Collected Studies in Three Volumes brings together a number of her published, unpublished, and revised writings on Near Eastern and Islamic history, arranged around three distinct but interconnected themes. Volume 3, Islam, the Ancient Near East and Varieties of Godlessness, places the rise of Islam in the context of the ancient Near East and investigates sceptical and subversive ideas in the Islamic world. Volume 1, The Quranic Pagans and Related Matters, pursues the reconstruction of the religious environment in which Islam arose and develops an intertextual approach to studying the Quranic religious milieu. Volume 2, The Iranian Reception of Islam: The Non-Traditionalist Strands, examines the reception of pre-Islamic legacies in Islam, above all that of the Iranians.
Table of Contents
1. 'Barefoot and naked': What did the bedouin of the Arab conquests look like?
2. The ancient Near East and Islam: The case of lot-casting
3. Idris, Atrahasis and al-Khidr
4. Abu Sa'id al-Hadri and the punishment of unbelievers
5. The Dahr?s according to al-Jafiz
6. Ungodly cosmologies
7. Post-colonialism in tenth-century Islam
8. What are prophets for? The social utility of religion in medieval Islamic thought
9. Oral transmission of subversive ideas from the Islamic world to Europe: The case of the three impostors
10. How the field has changed in my lifetime
11. List of publications
Index to volume 3