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Abstract The questions raised in the work shed light on the music in Islam through the example of Iranian traditions. The authors from Iran, Germany, France, Uzbekistan and Russia reveal the phenomenon of “Islamic music”, demonstrating its social, legal, theological, aesthetic, historical, theoretical, ethnographic, practical and esoteric aspects. The readers will have the opportunity to get familiar with the translations of the works written by contemporary Iranian and European scholars and to assess the results of their academic research. The collection’s structure and article comments ensure its unity, highlighting the uniqueness of the Iranian music, revealing similarities in the issues…
Abstract The work represents a commented translation from Arabic and a research on one of the most interesting and complex works of Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali(450/1058–59 – 505/1111), a prominent medieval Muslim thinker. In this work Al-Ghazali attempts to Islamize the ancient logic. Drawing on the Aristotelian syllogistic, he disputes with Ismailian theologists. This work of the medieval thinker will be useful for everyone interested in the history of Islamic theology and Eastern philosophy. Imprint Al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid. The correct balance (al-Qistas al-mustaqim) / introduction, translation and comments by V.V. Naumkin; RAS Institute of Oriental Studies. – 2nd edition, revised. –…
Abstract This is the most well-known work of one of the leading Iranologists of our time, Bert Fragner, — “Persophonie”, which gained wide recognition in the international academic community. This book was first published in 1999, and in the span of 15 years it has become one of the classical works on Iranology. The word “persophonie” is used to designate the area of prevalence of the Persian language, which was a lingua franca for the peoples who inhabited the lands extending from Iran to China and from the Caucasus to India. In the Middle Ages this region developed as a…
Abstract “The unity of beauty” series includes a number of works devoted to the beautiful in Islamic culture. This book, the first one in the series about the visual art, contains the articles of Iranian scholars, who explained the role of the visual art in Islam. Just as “The unity of beauty” series contains works on different fields of art (painting, music, theatre etc.,), this book contains different views on Islamic art and presents them to readers. Imprint The unity of beauty: collection of articles / compiled and edited by M.J. Nazarli– М.: ООО Sadra, 2019. – 272 + 32…
Abstract Islam in the Territories of the Former Russian Empire encyclopaedic lexicon was being published in the form of separate issues — in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2012 — in the process of data accumulation. In 2006, the augmented and emended entries of the earliest three issues were published as the first synoptic volume. The present, second synoptic volume includes the materials of issues 4 and 5, which have been edited and augmented with new data, as well as the entries from the 6th issue that has been prepared earlier. The contributors of the entries are dozens of specialists…
Abstract The book represents the results of the authors’ academic research and years-long lecturing of the Persian literature course at the Institute of Asian and African studies of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. This work attempts at summarizing substantial materials collected over the past decades in the area of Iranian studies and other areas of Oriental literature studies. The books describes the history of establishment and development of the Iranian literature in 9th-18th centuries. The book is intended for university students, as well as a wide range of readers interested in classical Persian literature. Imprint M.L. Reisner, A.N.Ardashnikova. The Persian…
Abstract This monograph contains a number of significant yet underexamined incidents of the centuries-long history of the Arab East. Although the monograph presents a broad overview of the Arab history during the ancient times, Middle Ages and modern era, the author pays special attention to the issues of spaces in the Arab and Muslim history. Drawing on specific historical cases, the monograph author explains how ancient authors perceived Arabs and what we know about the structure, movements and achievements of pre-Islamic Arab tribes; how Arab writers described the lands beyond Dar al-Islam and what they thought of the foreigners who…
Abstract The book presents a concise review of the history of the ancient and contemporary Libya, its conquest by the Ottoman Empire and later by Italy. It covers different stages of the country’s existence as an independent state. The main focus is placed on the civil war, which broke out in 2011, and the role of the Western European countries in this perpetual conflict. The publication is meant for those engaged in political studies, as well as general readers interested in the events happening in the North Africa and Middle East. Imprint Vidyasova, M.F. Libya. Where is the country of…