In Knowledge Triumphant, Franz Rosenthal observes that the Islamic civilization is one that is essentially characterized by knowledge ( ‘ilm), for ‘ilm is one of those concepts that have dominated Islam and given Muslim civilization its distinctive shape and complexion.’ There is no branch of Muslim intellectual and daily life that remained untouched by the all-pervasive attitude towards ‘knowledge’ as something of supreme value for Muslim being.
With a new foreword by Dimitri Gutas.
Franz Rosenthal (1914-2003) was Sterling Professor Emeritus of Arabic and Semitic Studies and scholar of Arabic literature and Islam. Professor Rosenthal was a prolific scholar whose publications ranged from a monograph on Humor in Early Islam to a three-volume annotated translation of the Muqaddimah of Ibn Khaldun to a Grammar of Biblical Aramaic.
There are no reviews yet.