Against Smoking: An Ottoman Manifesto by Al-Aqhisari, Ahmad Al-Rumi

Against Smoking: An Ottoman Manifesto

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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
Published: 01/18/2011
Pages: 108
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.83lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.20w x 0.60d
ISBN13: 9781847740205
ISBN10: 1847740200
BISAC Categories:
- 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.

Yahya Michot: Yahya Michot lectured at Louvain and from 1998 to 2008, taught Islamic theology at the University of Oxford. He is now professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary (Connecticut). He devoted earlier books to cannabis and Sufism in Mamluk Egypt (2001), and to opium and coffee in Ottoman Turkey (2008).