Feldman, Noah, 2008, The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State

Feldman, Noah, 2008, The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State, Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., Oxford, 200pp, £15.95, hb
Synopsis
In the space of 151 reasonably short and very readable pages this book by a Harvard Professor of Law provides some extremely helpful clues to the upheavals that we have been witnessing in the Muslim world in recent years. The blurb […]

Symposium Review: Some Reflections

Four Quick Lessons…

Around 60 people attended the December 7th symposium on Muslim Views of the Bible: past and present (anyone who wishes can listen to three of the four talks here).

Obviously we could only touch on some of the issues in such a broad area of research, but some important themes came out. Looking back on the day, I was glad […]

Governing Diverse Communities: A Medieval Muslim Illustration

Governing Diverse Communities: A Medieval Muslim Illustration

What constitutes good governance and how is the quest for good order to be fulfilled? One way to respond to this question is to examine models of authority and leadership which Muslims themselves have crafted through the course of their millennial historical experience. This article focuses on illustrating one such model which the Fatimid […]