Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
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This doctoral thesis focuses on a fifteenth-century masnavī (narrative poem) of Salāmān and Absāl by ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Jāmī (d. 1492), the “seal of the poets” of classical Persian literature. It is a long, mystically ...
Muḥammad ʿAbduh’s Politics of Adab: knowledge, journalism and policing public sociability in 19th century Egypt (2020-11-24)This thesis challenges the conventional view of Muḥammad ʿAbduh’s reform ideas in broad and binary terms as bridging a gap between ‘Islam and Europe’ or ‘tradition and modernity’. I offer instead an analysis of ʿAbduh’s ...
This thesis is a study of a corpus of Arabic legal documents datable to the Fatimid period. The documents all have their origin in the Fayyūm. The majority of the documents of the corpus are documents of sale. There is ...