Islamkundliche Untersuchungen Volume 215
The Egyptian-born author Mohammed Rashed dedicates his book to the Feast of the Sacrifice in his homeland. In addition to the theoretical and religious foundations, Rashed focuses on the practice of the Egyptian Eid al-Adha today.
The book was pblished by the Klaus Schwarz Verlag Berlin in 1998 and is available on our open access repository MENAdoc.
The book can be read online. Due to license reasons we cannot offer a PDF for download.
Mehmed the Conqueror and His Time : World Striker at a Turning Point in History
The German biography of Mehmed II by Franz Babinger, 1959 is now availabe in our open access collection MENAdoc.
The classic standard work on the seventh sultan of the Ottoman Empire traces his life in great detail from his birth in 1432 to his death in 1481. Babinger has given a true portrait of a man little understood in his time and who has been controversial in historiography ever since.
The book appeared exactly 500 years after Mehmed’s conquest of Constantinople. It contains numerous illustrations and maps on its almost 600 pages.
“History and Development of Modern Persian Literature” by Bozorg Alavi written in 1964 is now available in our open access collection MENAdoc.
Professor Alavi describes the evolution of Persian prose and poetry since the beginning of the 20th century with a brief introduction on 19th century developments against the background of political and social change.
The Islamic Orient between past and future – a historical theological analysis of Islam in world affairs from 1960 by Walther Braune is now available in our open access collection MENAdoc.
Bibliotheca Islamica Volume 55
This edition of three early texts on the Muʿtazila is now available on our open access repository MENAdoc.
It was written by eminent members of that movement that elucidate its history and the main tenets and principles. Continue reading