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Published: 12 December 2013

503 Pages


ISBN: 9780199670642

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

Edited by Karen Bauer

OUP/Institute of Ismaili Studies

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 tafsīr 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 tafsīr
  • Includes Arabic editions and translations of two introductions: al-Basīt by al-Wāḥidī and the Tahdhīb fī Tafsīr al-Qur'ān of al-Jishumī, as well as the translation of sections of the tafsīr of al-Kāshānī
  • Proposes new methods for the study of the genre of tafsīr

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