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Abstract The book provides a brief overview of the history of Egypt in the 2nd half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. The emphasis is placed on the issue of totalitarianism (relations between the authorities and the opposition) and the movement of “political Islam”, which dates back to late 1920s; the second wave of this movement is related to the “Arab spring”. The publication is intended for those engaged in political studies, history and Oriental studies, as well as for general readers interested in the events happening in North Africa and the Middle East. Imprint…
Abstract The collection contains a number of works presenting cognitive models and theoretical mechanisms that are characteristic of Islamic culture and are responsible for revolutionary and evolutionary transformations. The authors examine the logic of understanding the revolution and evolution. The works demonstrate how the discourse emphasizing these concepts determines the development of theoretical models in various fields of Islamic culture (creed, philosophy, law, poetry, history, art). The works reveal the mechanisms of sustainable reproduction and succession of Islamic culture and provide an analysis of its dynamics. Imprint Revolution and evolution in Islamic thought and history: collection of articles / edited…
Abstract Nahid was a teenager when her father died. Fearing the persecution of the authorities, her mother took the girl to the US. Years later, revolution broke out in Iran. Nahid sees that the power of the Shah is getting unstable, so she decides to go back, hoping to call her father’s killer to account. For a wide range of readers. Imprint Zamani, Shahriyar. Nahid / translated from Persian by A.P.Andryushkin. — М.: ООО Sadra, 2020. — 208 p. — (Iranian bestseller).
Abstract The series begins with a fabricated work that became part of the Persian classical literature under two names, Siyasat-namah (“Book of Government”) and Siyar al-muluk (“The Lives of Kings”). This text is still being published and republished under the authorship of Nizam al-Mulk, the distinguished Prime Minister of the Seljuks. However, based on the results of historical and textual analysis, it turned out that the text was compiled by Muhammad Mu‘izzi Nishapuri, head of the poetry department under the Seljuk rulers, Malik Shah and his son Sanjar, and then attributed by him to the murdered Nizam al-Mulk with a…
Abstract The book examines the history of the emergence and functioning of the state of Muhammad ibn Saud in Najd in the late 18th-early 19th centuries. Drawing on a large number of materials of the Ottoman archives under the Turkish Prime Minister, the author describes the development of the military, political and diplomatic situation on the Arabian Peninsula. He focuses on the policy of the Ottoman Empire in Najd, the activities of semi-independent Ottoman governors of Egypt, the Levant and Iraq, the actions of regional states (Iran and the sultanates of the southern Persian Gulf), as well as the strategy…
Abstract This book is a collection of encyclopaedic articles that aim to explain to the reader the role of the Qur’an in Islamic culture. Most works are devoted to the Qur’anic exegeses analysed both in terms of typology and history. For general readers. Imprint Qur’anic exegetics: collection of articles / translated from Persian by B.V. Norik; edited by I.R.Nasyrov, М.Е. Rezvan. – М.: ООО Sadra, 2020. – 416 p. – (Qur’anic series).
Abstract The ninth issue of the Islamic Philosophy Yearbook “Ishraq” contains 19 articles in Russian, English and French, dealing with a wide range of topics current in the Islamic philosophical thought and authored by the leading Russian and foreign experts. Imprint Ishraq: Islamic Philosophy Yearbook: 2019. № 9. — М.: ООО «Sadra», 2019. — 424 p.
Abstract The Russian translation of the Arabic works of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Jabbar al-Niffari, one of the most enigmatic personalities in the history of Sufism of the 10th century, has been published for the first time. The distinguishing feature of his works is that almost all his texts (including those attributed to him) are presented in the form of a dialogue between God and His adept, where the most important Islamic and Sufi concepts are explained. The absence of references, unusual logic of reasoning and narration incites the readers to push the limits of their mind and demonstrates the restrictions…