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Rodinson, Maxime

Works: 245 works in 964 publications in 15 languages and 11,525 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Cookbooks  Controversial literature  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Honoree, Interviewee, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Illustrator, pre, Translator
Classifications: BP75, 297.63
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Maxime Rodinson
Israel and the Arabs by Maxime Rodinson( Book )

78 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Zionism and examines the changing ambitions and inter-relations of the Arab nations, a challenging contribution from a Jewish professor who is sympathetic to the Arab cause
Islam and capitalism by Maxime Rodinson( Book )

113 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a rebuttal of the cultural reductionism of Max Weber and others who have tried to explain the politics and society of the Middle East by reference to some unchanging entity called "Islam," typically characterized as instinctively hostile to capitalism. The author looks at the facts, analyzing economic texts, to show that Muslims never had any problem making money
Mohammed by Maxime Rodinson( Book )

49 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A definitive and fascinating introduction to the life, ideas, and impact of the founder of Islam. Maxime Robinson's Muhammad has long been regarded as one of the touchstones of scholarship on the founder of Islam. Thirty years after first being published in English, it remains the definitive introduction to the Prophet's life. Drawing on wide-ranging scholarship and imaginative insight into the Prophet's personality, family, background, and wider society, Rodinson's Muhammad offers a vivid account of how he spread the word of Islam, created a sect and state, and defeated his enemies, establishing the first great Muslim military power -- a power which was soon to control territory stretching all the way from the Pyrenees to the borders of China. For anyone who wants to understand the historical roots of one of the world's great religions, Rodinson's Muhammad provides the ideal guide to a fascinating and timely subject. -- Description from (Jan. 26, 2012)
The Arabs by Maxime Rodinson( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Arabs is an interpretative essay based upon a great deal of reading and research, and like other writings of the author, brilliant and insightful. Rodinson's response to the question Who are the Arabs? traces the career of the Arab people from their first appearance about twenty-nine centuries ago up to the present day. The purpose of the book is to make the reader aware of an undeniable Arab being, of its historic performance and its contemporary situation, on the basis of a scientifically careful but sympathetic study and statement." Back cover
Marxism and the Muslim world by Maxime Rodinson( Book )

42 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe and the mystique of Islam by Maxime Rodinson( Book )

53 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the time of the Crusades, Europeans have viewed Muslim culture and religion through the unique distorting lens of Orientalism, coloring all aspects of their perception and generating a curious blend of fascination and distrust. Maxime Rodinson presents the classic account of this relationship, in a history that is balanced and concise yet full of insight
Israel: a colonial-settler state? by Maxime Rodinson( Book )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examining the Zionist colonization of Palestine, Maxime Rodinson explains that Israel's formation was part of the pattern of 19th and 20th century colonial conquest. The Zionist movement received active support from the major imperialist powers and -like other colonialist movements- employed a nationally exclusive, racist ideology to justify the subjugation of native farmers and workers."--P. [4] of cover
The Arabs by Edward Selim Atiyah( Book )

42 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extension du peuple arabe, origines ethniques et culturelles de chacune de ses composantes
L'islam : politique et croyance by Maxime Rodinson( Book )

16 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in French and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie du monde qui professe la religion musulmane ne peut pas s'expliquer entièrement, loin de là, par la doctrine musulmane. Je me refuse à considérer l'Islam comme une totalité conceptuelle, un système d'idées, de pratiques, qui serait le noyau de tous les comportements, publics et privés. C'est pour cela que j'aime mieux parler des musulmans que de l'Islam, quoique j'accorde également un grand intérêt, sur un autre plan, à la doctrine, à la foi et aux rituels qui leur sont liés. Cette série d'articles s'inspire de ces idées générales pour essayer de démontrer les mécanismes des rapports entre la doctrine de l'Islam et le comportement, les structures politiques, sociales, culturelles de ce qu'on appelle le monde musulman. Mais la "doctrine musulmane" elle-même est rarement conforme en tous points à l'Islam de départ. Je ne me borne donc pas à une période particulière de l'histoire musulmane. Certains articles traitent de la structure de l'ensemble des sociétés musulmanes, depuis les origines jusqu'à nos jours ; d'autres traitent plus particulièrement des sociétés musulmanes contemporaines. -- Publisher description
The Muslim discovery of Europe by Bernard Lewis( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in French and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Muslim world of the 11th century was a great civilization, a center of art and science stretching from Spain to the Middle East, while Europe lay slumbering in the Dark Ages. The two worlds knew little of one another. Slowly, inevitably, however, Europe and Islam came together through trade and war, crusade and diplomacy. The Muslims began to take note of the Europeans and to write about them, to acquire information on languages, science, government, religion, economics. -- Back cover
Peuple juif ou problème juif? by Maxime Rodinson( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in French and English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publié pour la première fois en 1981, ce recueil d'articles n'a rien perdu de son actualité, tant la question juive et l'Etat d'Israël restent l'objet de tous les délires et de tous les mythes. L'auteur éclaire la trajectoire du peuple juif et propose une réflexion qui se veut critique à l'égard de l'optique judéocentrique
Magie, médecine et possession à Gondar. / science économiques et sociales] by Maxime Rodinson( Book )

15 editions published in 1967 in 4 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval Arab cookery by Maxime Rodinson( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The French scholar, Maxime Rodinson's contributions are legendary, yet have only been seen in translation in Petits Propos Culinaires. We include those already published there, together with the text of his longest paper, 'Recherches sur les documents Arabes relatifs a la cuisine', translated by Barbara Yeomans. The American scholar Charles Perry has been entertaining participants at the Oxford Symposium with regular gleanings from his researches into medieval Arab cookery, and several of his papers are gathered here, together with a new study of fish recipes, and other items previously published in PPC. Subjects include grain foods of the early Turks, rotted condiments, cooking pots, and Kitab al-Tibakhah, a 15th-century cookery book. English study of the subject was first encouraged by Professor Arberry's translation of the 13th-century cookery book Kitab al-Tabikh, published in 1939 in the periodical Islamic Culture."
Islam and the Russian Empire : reform and revolution in central Asia by Hélène Carrère d'Encausse( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in French and English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the conflict between the central authority of the Russian Empire and its Muslim regions before, during and immediately after the Russian Revolution. It is suitable for those wishing to understand the complex dynamic between Islam and the State
The Assassins: a radical sect in Islam by Bernard Lewis( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in French and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Assassins is a comprehensive, readable, and authoritative account of history's first terrorists. An offshoot of the Ismaili Shi'ite sect of Islam, the Assassins were the first group to make systematic use of murder as a political weapon. Established in Iran and Syria in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, they aimed to overthrow the existing Sunni order in Islam and replace it with their own. They terrorized their foes with a series of dramatic murders of Islamic leaders, as well as of some of the Crusaders, who brought their name and fame back to Europe. Professor Lewis traces the history of this radical group, studying its teachings and its influence on Muslim thought. Particularly insightful in light of the rise of the terrorist attacks in the U.S. and in Israel, this account of the Assassins--whose name is now synonymous with politically motivated murderers--places recent events in historical perspective and sheds new light on the fanatic mind."--Back cover
De Pythagore à Lénine : des activismes idéologiques by Maxime Rodinson( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Répertoire des bibliothèques et des catalogues de manuscrits éthiopiens by Robert Beylot( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in French and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Faszination des Islam by Maxime Rodinson( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Idéologie arabe contemporaine : essai critique by ʻAbd Allāh ʻArawī( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in French and Arabic and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mélanges linguistiques offerts à Maxime Rodinson par ses élèves, ses collègues et ses amis( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Arabs
Alternative Names
Maxime Rodinson Frans islamoloog (1915-2004)

Maxime Rodinson französischer marxistischer Historiker und Orientalist

Maxime Rodinson French historian

Maxime Rodinson islamista francese

Maxine Rodinson

Ronsin, Jean

Ronsin Jean 1915-2004

Rūdinsūn, Māksīm

Максим Роденсон

Родинсон, Максим

رودنسون، ماكسيم، 1915-2004

رودينسون، مكسيم، 1915-2004

ماکسیم رودینسون

مكسيم رودنسن

مكسيم رودنسون

مكسيم رودنسون، 1915-2004

മാക്സിം റോഡിൻസൺ

로댕송, 막심 1915-


ロダンソン, M

ロダンソン, マクシム


MohammedThe ArabsEurope and the mystique of IslamIsrael: a colonial-settler state?The ArabsMedieval Arab cookeryIslam and the Russian Empire : reform and revolution in central Asia