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Amidu Olalekan Sanni

Bio: Amidu Olalekan Sanni is an academic researcher from Lagos State University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Islam & Islamic studies. The author has an hindex of 9, co-authored 50 publications receiving 260 citations.

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TL;DR: The authors presents the Crusades from the perspective of those against whom they were waged, the Muslim peoples of the Levant, and counterbalances the numerous books that tell the story of the crusading period from the European point of view, enabling readers to achieve a broader and more complete perspective on the period.
Abstract: God's BattalionsThe Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim WorldWarriors of GodThe Race for ParadiseShadow of the SwordsCrusadeMuslims and CrusadersCrusading PeaceThe Crusades, Christianity, and IslamMuslim Sources of the Crusader PeriodThe CrusadesThe Social Origins of IslamControversial Histories – Current Views on the CrusadesEncountering Islam on the First CrusadeThe Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology in the Crusader PeriodInfidelsIslam's War Against the CrusadersThe Crusades Through Arab EyesHoly WarThe CrusadesThe Origin of the Idea of CrusadeIslam Through Western EyesIbn 'Asakir of DamascusForgetting Osama Bin Munqidh Remembering Osama Bin LadenIslam and the CrusadesSyria in Crusader TimesThe CrusadesThe Book of ContemplationPopular Muslim Reactions to the Franks in the Levant, 1097–1291Medieval Muslim Historians and the Franks in the LevantThe Crusades: Islamic PerspectivesThe Crusader StatesA Muslim Principality in Crusader TimesThe Shade of SwordsThe Muslim MindSeven Myths of the CrusadesThe CrusadesThe History of al-Tabari Vol. 26A Brief History of the CrusadesArab Historians of the Crusades (Routledge Revivals) Muslims and Crusaders supplements and counterbalances the numerous books that tell the story of the crusading period from the European point of view, enabling readers to achieve a broader and more complete perspective on the period. It presents the Crusades from the perspective of those against whom they were waged, the Muslim peoples of the Levant. The

31 citations

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TL;DR: Clarence-Smith as discussed by the authors discusses the nature of slavery in Islam and the logic of its abolition, and the subject matter of this title is divided into two parts, i.e.
Abstract: William Gervase Clarence-Smith, London, Hurst, 2006, xxvi +293 pp. The nature of slavery in Islam and the logic of its abolition is the subject matter of this title. It is divided into two parts. P...

25 citations

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TL;DR: Schoeler's two decade long avid exploration into the oral and written modes as mutually compatible media of transmission of knowledge (and perhaps counter-knowledge) in the early Islamic Per... as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: Gregor Schoeler's two decade long avid exploration into the oral and written modes as mutually compatible media of transmission of knowledge (and perhaps counter-knowledge) in the early Islamic Per...

23 citations

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TL;DR: The radical and militant disposition of the Taliban once it came to power in Afghanistan in 1996, and the 9/11/2001 cataclysm in the US were two events generally attributed, perhaps naively, by Wes...
Abstract: The radical and militant disposition of the Taliban once it came to power in Afghanistan in 1996, and the 9/11/2001 cataclysm in the US were two events generally attributed, perhaps naively, by Wes...

17 citations


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01 Jan 2003
TL;DR: Fukuyama's seminal work "The End of History and the Last Man" as discussed by the authors was the first book to offer a picture of what the new century would look like, outlining the challenges and problems to face modern liberal democracies, and speculated what was going to come next.
Abstract: 20th anniversary edition of "The End of History and the Last Man", a landmark of political philosophy by Francis Fukuyama, author of "The Origins of Political Order". With the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989 the threat of the Cold War which had dominated the second half of the twentieth century vanished. And with it the West looked to the future with optimism but renewed uncertainty. "The End of History and the Last Man" was the first book to offer a picture of what the new century would look like. Boldly outlining the challenges and problems to face modern liberal democracies, Frances Fukuyama examined what had just happened and then speculated what was going to come next. Tackling religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes and war, "The End of History and the Last Man" remains a compelling work to this day, provoking argument and debate among its readers. "Awesome ...a landmark ...profoundly realistic and important ...supremely timely and cogent ...the first book to fully fathom the depth and range of the changes now sweeping through the world." (George Gilder, "The Washington"). Post Francis Fukuyama was born in Chicago in 1952. His work includes "America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy" and "After the Neo Cons: Where the Right went Wrong". He now lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and children, where he also works as a part time photographer.

235 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors explore various aspects of Islamic law as seen through the eyes of one of the great minds of the Middle Ages, Ibn Rushd (known to the West as Averroës, d. 1196).
Abstract: Description: Islamic law, the sacred law of Islam grounded in the Qur!!n, the practice of the Prophet Mu\"ammad, and the writings of Muslim scholars and jurists, stretches back nearly 1500 years. In this course, we will explore various aspects of Islamic law as seen through the eyes of one of the great minds of the Middle Ages, Ibn Rushd (known to the West as Averroës, d. 1196). Based on readings from Ibn Rushd’s handbook of Islamic law, The Distinguished Jurist’s Primer (Bid!yat al-mujtahid), and other texts, this course will examine Islamic legal doctrine relating to criminal and penal law, ritual purity, dietary rules, family law, commercial law, and the law of war. Additional readings will deal with the role of the Qur!!n in early Islamic law, gender, Muslim feminism and the law, and some contemporary Muslim responses to the Islamic legal tradition. Students will learn the main outlines of the history of Islamic law, its major concepts, and selected areas of legal doctrine. Comparative analyses of legal doctrines will also serve to introduce students to some general legal concepts. No previous background in Arabic or Islamic studies is required for this course.

205 citations

01 Jan 2011
TL;DR: In the previous edition of Studying Africa as discussed by the authors, the authors made a broadening the perspective by giving more prominence to books which explore Africa in global history; that is, the historical relations of the continent around the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, in addition to providing examples of the rapidly growing body of literature on the African diaspora.
Abstract: The history chapter in the previous edition of Studying Africa included books published up to 2004. Since then, the literature on the history of Africa has grown considerably in both scope and quality, and many new themes have appeared. This is the starting point for the chapter that follows, which is devoted to books on the history of Africa published between 2004 and the middle of 2010. The following selection aims at broadening the perspective by giving more prominence to books which explore Africa in global history; that is, the historical relations of the continent around the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, in addition to providing examples of the rapidly growing body of literature on the African diaspora. An attempt has also been made to emphasise books by African historians, where the many West African historians at American universities in particular have been prominent contributors. There is a gradual transition into the next chapter, which deals with politics, economics and society. A number of general surveys cover long periods of time and extend into the current period, and books about topical themes often contain excellent historical background chapters. For this reason, the reader is advised to consult both chapters.

167 citations

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01 Aug 2016

126 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a theory for singing in Medieval Epic Appendices, including the Iliad, Odyssey, and Iliads, as well as some notes on medieval epics.
Abstract: Part I. The Theory 1. Introduction 2. Singers: Performance and Training 3. The Formula 4. The Theme 5. Songs and the Song 6. Writing and Oral Tradition Part II. The Application 7. Homer 8. The Odyssey 9. The Iliad 10. Some Notes on Medieval Epic Appendices Notes Index

121 citations