Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Editors: Savant, Sarah Bowen and de Felipe, Helena
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-74-864497-1
Category: Social Sciences - Ethnic Studies
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This book draws on primary sources from across the Middle East, the Maghreb, and Sub-Saharan Africa, ranging from works of the classical Arabic heritage to oral testimonies gained from fieldwork

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures and Tables
  • Introduction - Sarah Bowen Savant and Helena de Felipe
  • Part One: The Generation of Genealogical Knowledge
  • 1. Keeping the Prophet's Family Alive: Profile of a Genealogical Discipline - Kazuo Morimoto
  • 2. Motives and Techniques of Genealogical Forgery in Pre-modern Muslim Societies - Zoltán Szombathy
  • 3. The Genealogy of Power and the Power of Genealogy in Morocco: History, Imaginary and Politics - Zakaria Rhani
  • Part Two: Empowering Political and Religious Elites
  • 4. Berber Leadership and Genealogical Legitimacy: The Almoravid Case - Helena de Felipe
  • 5. Ways of Connecting with the Past: Genealogies in Nasrid Granada - Maribel Fierro
  • 6. Embarrassing Cousins: Genealogical Conundrums in the Central Sahara - Judith Scheele
  • Part Three: Genealogy as a Source for Writing History
  • 7. Was Marwan ibn al-Hakam the First “Real” Muslim? - Fred M. Donner
  • 8. Genealogy and Ethnogenesis in al-Mas'udi's Muruj al-dhahab - Sarah Bowen Savant
  • 9. Genealogical Prestige and Marriage Strategy among the Ahl al-Bayt: The Case of the al-Sadr Family in Recent Times - Raffaele Mauriello
  • About the Contributors