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Watt, W. Montgomery (William Montgomery)

Overview
Works: 209 works in 1,227 publications in 13 languages and 25,309 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Introductions  Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: DS38.2, 909.1 S
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Muhammad at Mecca by Ṭabarī( Book )
80 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
W. Montgomery Watt wrote Muhammad at Mecca in response to his perceived need for a new look at the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) set in a fuller historical context. He states that part of this need arose from the broader desire of twentieth century historians to see historical events in relation to the economic, social, and political background prevalent at that particular time. The author asserts that the special feature of this biography of Muhammad is thus not that it combs available sources more minutely than others have done previously, but that it pays fuller attention to these material factors, and attempts to answer many questions that have hardly been raised in the past. When this work is juxtaposed with Watt's other work Muhammad at Medina, the two together constitute a comprehensive history of the life of Muhammad and the origins of the Islamic community. The author declares in the introduction of this work that it is first and foremost written for the historian. He warns though that there is inherently the human inclination of 'tendential shaping' by early historians to make allowances for distortions or even to make it more acceptable within the shadow of other religions such as Christianity or Judaism. Though many bibliographic sources used for this work are based on earlier primary sources, one must remember that there are no known written sources other than the Qur'an about the life of the Prophet written prior to about 150 years after his death. -- Review by Randall Koehlmoos from http://www.amazon.ca (Jan. 26, 2012)
Islamic philosophy and theology by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
71 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the standard general account in English of Islamic philosophy and theology. It takes the reader from the religio-political sects of the Kharijites and the Shiites through to the assimilation of Greek thought in the medieval period, and onto the early modern period. Watt concludes with an analysis of Western influences on modern Islamic theology."--Publisher's description
Muhammad : prophet and statesman by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
66 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A short account of the life and achievements of one of the great figures in history, this volume also serves as an excellent introduction to one of the world's major religions. Written with objectivity, the book opens with a background chapter on the birth and early life of the Prophet in Mecca. Dr. Watt tells of Muhammad's struggle to make his way as an untrained orphan in the city's commercial world, and his call to prophethood as a result of visions. He recounts the writing down of the Prophet's revelations in teh Qua'an (with an explanation of its passages); Muhammad's betrayal, expulsion from Mecca, and migration to Medina; and his rise to political power in Arabia. Throughout Dr. Watt makes clear the social and political background out of which Islam was born, expecially the influence of Judaism and Christianity. -- Back cover
A history of Islamic Spain by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
115 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The period of Muslim occupation in Spain represents the only significant contact Islam and Europe was ever to have on European soil. In this important as well as fascinating study, Watt traces Islam's influence upon Spain and European civilization--from the collapse of the Visigoths in the eighth century to the fall of Granada in the fifteenth, and considers Spain's importance as a part of the Islamic empire. Particular attention is given to the golden period of economic and political stability achieved under the Umayyads. Without losing themselves in detail and without sacrificing complexity, the authors discuss the political, social, and economic continuity in Islamic Spain, or al-Andalus, in light of its cultural and intellectual effects upon the rest of Europe. Medieval Christianity, Watt points out, found models of scholarship in the Islamic philosophers and adapted the idea of holy war to its own purposes while the final reunification of Spain under the aegis of the Reconquista played a significant role in bringing Europe out of the Middle Ages. A survey essential to anyone seeking a more complete knowledge of European or Islamic history, the volume also includes sections on literature and philology by Pierre Cachia. -- Back cover
Islam and the integration of society by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
49 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Montgomery Watt, who, from the time of his appointment as Lecturer in Arabic in 1947 until his retirement as Professor in 1979, made an outstanding contribution both to Islamic scholarship and to the development of the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Edinburgh. His book Islam and the Integration of Society is one of the most important to explore the formation of Islamic thought and civilisation
What is Islam? by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
23 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The influence of Islam on Medieval Europe by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
49 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this volume, the author traces the influence of Islam in medieval Europe, looking in detail at commerce, science and technology, philosophy, and the development of European self-awareness
The victory of Islam by Ṭabarī( )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of Islamic Empire
Islamic political thought: the basic concepts by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
52 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume examines the development of Islamic political thought----from the politico-religious structure established by Mohammed and his immediate successors to its status in the modern world
Muhammad at Medina by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
64 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Muhammad at Medina was written by W. Montgomery Watt as a sequel to his Muhammad at Mecca and the two works together constitute a comprehensive history of the Life of Muhammad and the origins of the Islamic Community. The author has examined a vast mass of scholarly discussion and in this pioneering work he has attempted to answer many questions that have hardly been raised in the past. He has endeavored to write so as to be easily understood by the historian who has no knowledge of Arabic
The majesty that was Islam; the Islamic world, 661-1100 by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
31 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bell's introduction to the Qurʼān by Richard Bell( Book )
52 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The formative period of Islamic thought by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
23 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The faith and practice of al-Ghazālī by Ghazzālī( Book )
32 editions published between 1953 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Al-Ghazali was one of the great Muslim theologians. In this book the authorrovides a translation of some of his works, including his spiritualutobiography. Al-Ghazali's description of his own emergence from scepticismnticipates the philosophical method of systematic doubt employed byescartes. Another work translated here sets out Al-Ghazali's ideal of how aeligious person should order his life from hour to hour and day to day
Muslim-Christian encounters : perceptions and misperceptions by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book explores the myths and misperceptions that have underpinned Muslim-Christian relations throughout history, and which endure to the current day. William Montgomery Watt describes how the myths originated and developed, and argues that both Muslims and Christians need to have a more accurate knowledge and positive appreciation of the other religion. Chapters discuss the Qurʹanic perception of Christianity, attitudes to Greek philosophy and the relationship between Islam and Christianity in medieval Europe. Written by one of the leading authorities on Islam in the West, Muslim-Christian Encounters remains a relevant and vivid study and will be of particular value to students of Islam, religious history and sociology
Islam and Christianity today : a contribution to dialogue by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this volume, originally published in 1983, W Montgomery Watt looks at the meeting of Christianity and Islam, how they see and have seen each other, and considers how they can aid each other in dealing with the problems of the world today. He emphasizes those beliefs which Christianity and Islam have in common, and shows how they may be justified intellectually
Muslim intellectual : a study of al-Ghazali by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
22 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islamic fundamentalism and modernity by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
24 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islam is a burning topic in modern scholarship and contemporary world affairs. It is a subject poorly understood by Western observers, and in this book Professor Montgomery Watt takes a significant step towards its demystification. Montgomery Watt examines the crucial questions of traditional world-view and self-image which dominate the thinking of Muslims today. This traditional self-image causes them to perceive world events in a different perspective from Westerners - a fact not always appreciated by the foreign ministries of Western powers. Professor Watt presents a brilliant and
Companion to the Qurʼān by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
23 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islamic revelation in the modern world by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )
11 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Montgomery Watt, William 1909-
Montgomery Watt William 1909-2006
Uott, U. M.
Uott U. Montgomeri.
Vats, V. M. 1909-2006
Wāṭ, Wilyam Mūntġūmirī 1909-
Watt, M.
Watt, Montgomery
Watt, Montgomery 1909-2006
Watt, W. M.
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Watt, W. Montgomery 1909-2006
Watt, W. Montgomery (William Montgomery), 1909-2006
Watt, William M.
Watt, William M. 1909-2006
Watt, William Montgomery
Watt, William Montgomery 1909-2006
مونتجمري وات، 1909-2006
مونتجومري وات، وليم، 1909-2006
وات، موتكومري، 1909-2006
وات، مونتجومرى
وات، مونتجومري، 1909-2006
وات، مونتغومري
وات، و. مونتجمري، 1909-2006
وات، و. مونتجومري
وات، و. مونتجومري (وليم مونتجومري)
وات، ويليام مونتجومرى
وليم مونتجومري وات، 1909-2006
ووت، ويليام موتنجومرى
ووت، ويليام مونتجومرى
ワット, W. M
ワット, W. モンゴメリー
ワット, モンゴメリー
Languages
English (678)
Spanish (53)
French (41)
Arabic (16)
German (10)
Japanese (9)
Indonesian (5)
Turkish (4)
Italian (3)
Russian (3)
Albanian (1)
Esperanto (1)
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