Book Title: Studies in Islamic and Middle Eastern Texts and Traditions in Memory of Norman Calder
Author: Douglas Murray
Format: Hardback | 314 pages
Publication Date: 29 Mar 2001
This volume reflects the late Norman Calder's own interests and contributions. It includes articles by scholars who are already renowned, like Calder, for their sophisticated and challenging approaches to Arabic and Islamic texts. The papers are on a variety of topics of interest to people in the field of Middle Eastern cultures, and similar in nature to other collections, conference volumes and Festschriften. Also represented are his former students colleagues
working in the field of Rabbinic Studies, which informed his own work. Topics include: Transformations of Jewish Traditions in Early Islam: The case of Enoch/Idris, Narrative and Doctrine in the First Story of Rumi's Masnavi, Fiqh for beginners: an Anatolian text on jihad, Research Muslim Minorities:
some reflections on fieldwork in Britain, Defective marriages in classical Hanafi law, and Can rights co-exist with religion?