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Published: 24 February 2014

480 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199670642

Bookseller Code (06)

Aims, Methods and Contexts of Qur'anic Exegesis (2nd/8th-9th/15th Centuries)

Edited by Karen Bauer

A OUP in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies Publication

Qur'anic Studies Series

  • Essays written by leading scholars, who provide multiple perspectives on the interpretation of the Qur'an
  • Focuses on the genre of tafsir in the 2nd/8th to the 9th/15th centuries and shows how theories and contexts affect the content and method of exegesis
  • Individual essays emphasise how geography, human networks, hermeneutical systems and genre boundaries affected the writing of tafsir
  • Includes Arabic editions and translations of two introductions: al-Basit by al-Wahidi and the Tahdhib fi Tafsir al-Qur'an of al-Jishumi, as well as the translation of sections of the tafsir of al-Kashani
  • Proposes new methods for the study of the genre of tafsir