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Tweeting Historians
So, where to start? Perhaps I should shortly explain what my current research is about, and which pivotal studies in my field pulled me into this direction. My current project deals with the Qur'an commentary of Jamal al-Din al-Qasimi (1866-1914). This was only published in (1/4)
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Tweeting Historians Aug 3
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the 1950's, but authored early 1900's in Damascus. It is an important witness to a paradigm shift that was taking place at that moment in Islamic scholarship due to the rise of print culture. Through the lens of this Qur'an commentary (Tafsīr) I hope to better understand (2/4)
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Tweeting Historians Aug 3
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how the genre of tafsīr left the postclassical manuscript culture of supercommentaries on two to three standard works behind, reorientated itself on a different set of sources, and thus reshaped our understanding of the canon and historiography of the genre profoundly. (3/4)
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Tweeting Historians Aug 3
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I have described my research goals for this project in this piece. (4/4)
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Tweeting Historians Aug 3
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This is , tweeting about my research all week at Twitter Historians :)
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Aaron Y. Zelin Aug 4
I assume you’ve read Commins’ book on Islamic reform in late ottoman Syria?
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