Against Smoking: An Ottoman ManifestoRegular price $16.00 Save $0.00
Michot provides an introduction into the work (Risaleh Dukhaniyyeh) and an outline of the scholarly debates concerning smoking that occured in Turkey in the 16th and 17th centuries. --Islamic Horizons
Against Smoking is a gem of scholarship. This compact book is a major contribution to the study of Islamic pietism in general and Ottoman religious and cultural history in particular. --Professor Ahmet T. Karamustafa, Washington University in St. Louis
One of the earliest Arabic texts against smoking, Ahmad al-Aqhisari's Epistle on Tobacco is presented here for the first time in a scholarly edition, together with a fully annotated English translation. Yahya Michot expertly sets the epistle within its Ottoman social, intellectual, and historical context. Includes thirty illustrations.
Yahya Michot is professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford Seminary, Connecticut.
Author: Ahmad Al-Rumi Al-Aqhisari
Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.30h x 6.20w x 0.60d
- Religion | History
About the Author
Ahmad al-Rumi Al-Aqhisari: (d. 1041) was a reformer and scholar from Anatolia, largely forgotten in his own country, but whose influence can be traced as far away as India in the 19th century.