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Watt, W. Montgomery (William Montgomery)

Overview
Works: 231 works in 1,414 publications in 9 languages and 26,312 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, pre
Classifications: DS38.2, 909.1 S
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Islamic philosophy and theology by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )

76 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,966 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 )

54 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,798 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 )

71 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period of Muslim occupation in Spain represents the only significant contact Islam and Europe were ever to have on European soil. In this important as well as fascinating study, the author 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 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
Muhammad at Mecca by Ṭabarī( Book )

88 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,280 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)
What is Islam? by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic political thought: the basic concepts by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )

58 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,132 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 )

73 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 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 influence of Islam on Medieval Europe by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )

43 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,035 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 majesty that was Islam; the Islamic world, 661-1100 by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )

33 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bell's introduction to the Qurʼān by Richard Bell( Book )

60 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam and the integration of society by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )

55 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ths book is one of the most important to explore the formation of Islamic thought and civilisation. William Montgomery Watt made an outstanding contribution to Islamic scholarship
The formative period of Islamic thought by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clear picture of the main lines of philosophical development from the death of Muhammad in 632, to 950
The faith and practice of al-Ghazālī by Ghazzālī( Book )

40 editions published between 1950 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 750 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 )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 702 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 )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 614 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 )

27 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic fundamentalism and modernity by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 534 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 critical analysis of the traditional Islamic self-image, showing how it distorts Western modernism and restricts Muslims to a peripheral role in world affairs. In a scholarly and incisive way, he traces this harmful image to its origins in the medieval period and then to the traumatic exposure of Muslims to the West in modern times. He argues that Muslim culture is suffering from a dangerous introspection, and in his closing chapters presents a constructive criticism of contemporary Islam, aimed at contributing to a truer, more realistic Islamic self-image for today
Der Islam by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )

44 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in German and Italian and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic revelation in the modern world by W. Montgomery Watt( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prophets and patriarchs by Ṭabarī( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Islamic Empire
 
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Bell's introduction to the Qurʼān
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.

Watt, W. Montgomery.

Watt, W. Montgomery 1909-2006

Watt, W. Montgomery (William Montgomery), 1909-

Watt, W. Montgomery (William Montgomery), 1909-2006

Watt, William M.

Watt, William M. 1909-2006

Watt, William Montgomery

Watt, William Montgomery 1909-2006

William Montgomery Watt britischer Islamwissenschaftler

William Montgomery Watt Brits historicus (1909-2006)

William Montgomery Watt orientalista e storico delle religioni britannico

Уотт, Монтгомери

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

وليم مونتغمري واط

ووت، ويليام موتنجومرى

ووت، ويليام مونتجومرى

ويليم مونټگمري وات

ویلیام مونتگومری وات تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

উইলিয়াম মন্টগোমারি ওয়াট

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 (765)

German (40)

French (35)

Arabic (18)

Turkish (9)

Italian (4)

Albanian (1)

Persian (1)

Russian (1)

Covers
Muhammad : prophet and statesmanA history of Islamic SpainMuhammad at MeccaWhat is Islam?Islamic political thought: the basic conceptsMuhammad at MedinaThe influence of Islam on Medieval EuropeBell's introduction to the Qurʼān