Friday, July 17, 2015

Non-Muslim contributions to Islamic civilisation series

JAMES MCGRATH: Mandaean Contributions to Islamic Civilization. James says:
I received word about the new book series below, and wanted to share it here, since it explicitly mentions the Mandaeans!
And so it does, but also many other traditions. The series is "Non-Muslim contributions to Islamic civilisation" from Edinburgh University Press and the background traditions it proposes to explore include the following:
The series examines the contributions of Jews, Christians (including Armenians, Copts, Ethiopians, Georgians, Mozarabs and Syriacs) Samaritans, Mandeans, Hermetics, Harranians, Zoroastrians and peripheral cultures such as the Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist, “Shamanist” and African traditions to the intellectual, ideological, legal, economic and technological development of Islamic civilisation.
I look forward to hearing more.