Alexander Knysh. Expertise: Russia and Eurasia; Affiliation: Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Michigan; Wilson Center Projects: “Islam and Empire in. In this comprehensive new history of Sufism from the earliest centuries of Islam to today, Alexander Knysh, a leading expert on the subject, reveals the tradition. Sufism and the Muslim Spiritual Tradition: Texts, Institutes, Ideas, Interpretations ยท Knysh, A. (ed.), 1 Jun , 1 ed. St. Petersburg: Peterburgskoe.

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An introductory textbook on Shi’i Islam. Personally his lectures are a bit boring nonetheless he cares about his students and what they alexznder about him.

The author approaches Sufism not as a self-sufficient, self-reproducing and self-regulating ding an sichbut as part and parcel of the complex fabric of Islamic societies in their historical development. They’ll do the same for you. New Cambridge History of Islam, vol. He puts you to sleep every lecture.

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Only 15 left in stock more on the way. Although this was a permanent academic appointment, I chose to return to Michigan after one year in England.

His lectures follow no noticeable outline or structure.

Help guide your fellow classmates by giving them the inside scoop! Remember me on this computer. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. If you take this class, you are warned that he will try to teach you arabic.

More recently, I have been working on several academic projects, including the history of Islam in Yemen and a study of the changing representations of Islam and the Muslims in Russian academic and popular discourses and mass media following the collapse of the former Soviet Union.


I combine expertise in Arabic literature both pre-modern and modern with the knowledge of a,exander history, religions, and cultures of the Middle East and Eurasia. The Middle East Journal. Choosing the right professor isn’t easy! Die Welt des Islams. The whole class was like that though–tons of reading, concepts, and terminology. The GSI is much better. Submitted data becomes the property of RateMyProfessors.

Al-Qusharyri’s Epistle on Sufism: Only 16 left in stock – order soon. A Short HistoryE. You have to be ready to learn a lot in one lecture or have a friend who is well versed in Islam knyhs who grew up Muslim to understand a lot of the material.