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Muslim Studies, Vol. 1

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This is the first volume of Goldziher's "Muslim Studies," which ranks highly among the classics of the scholarly literature on Islam. Indeed, the two volumes, originally published in German in 1889-1890, can justly be counted among those that laid the foundations of the modern study of Islam as a religion and a civilization. The first study deals with the reaction of Islam ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published May 19th 2006 by Transaction Publishers (first published November 1st 2005)
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Jan 30, 2011 Uwais rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Goldziher is considered one of the four founding fathers of modern-day Western Islamic Studies. Vol. 2 of Muslim Studies is by far the most thorough appreciation of Hadith prior to him and set grounds for works like Schacht's monumental Origins to follow. However, I cannot urge readers enough to get a fuller picture of the author and the workings that have gone on in this writing.

Goldziher had spent a year out in the Middle East, 'the happiest and most glorious year of his life', where he becam
Wonderful beginner's book! Read on recommendation from my department head. Goldziher is a must read for gaining a basic knowledge of Islam and what is considered Islamic (not necessarily Arab) culture.
Matt Friedman
Seminal work by one of the great 19th century scholars of Islam
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Ignác Goldziher was a Hungarian orientalist and scholar of Islam. Along with the German Theodore Nöldeke and the Dutch Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, he is considered the founder of modern Islamic studies in Europe. He represented the Hungarian government and the Academy of Sciences at numerous international congresses, and in 1889 he received the large gold medal at the Stockholm Oriental Congress. ...more
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