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Meddeb, Abdelwahab

Overview
Works: 125 works in 418 publications in 10 languages and 6,491 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Controversial literature  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Scenarist, Interviewee, Collector, Curator
Classifications: PJ7862.A564, 892.736
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The malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

44 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary Islam is infected with a sickness that is cutting it off from the richness of its own tradition and history. In this impassioned, erudite and deeply moving book, Abdelwahab Meddeb traces the genealogy of this malady and at the same time powerfully demonstrates the pluralist tradition at the heart of Islam. In so doing, he dismantles the common misconceptions of both western scholars of Islam and Islamic fundamentalists, and offers new paths for engagement between Islam and the West." "Meddeb, born and raised in Tunis, and now living in Paris, approaches the rise of fundamentalism with a wide-ranging intellect that encompasses Voltaire, Nietzsche, Goethe, Kant, as well a deep knowledge of classical Arabic literature and philosophy. He is uniquely positioned to see the damage that has been wrought on both cultures by the alienation between Islam and the West. Meddeb shows us why it is imperative for the West to engage with Islam as a part of the Western tradition, and for Islam to look back, not at the letter of the religious text, but to the polemics, controversies, and debates that nourished Islam when it was at its peak."--Jacket
A history of Jewish-Muslim relations : from the origins to the present day by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

18 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first encyclopedic guide to the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, the book features more than 150 authoritative and accessible articles by an international team of leading experts in history, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. Organized thematically and chronologically, this indispensable reference provides critical facts and balanced context for greater historical understanding and a more informed dialogue between Jews and Muslims"--Jacket
Islam and the challenge of civilization by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abdelwahab Meddeb makes an urgent case for an Islamic reformation, located squarely in Western Europe, now home to millions of Muslims, where Christianity and Judaism have come to coexist with secular humanism and positivist law. He is not advocating "moderate" Islam, which he characterizes as thinly disguised Wahabism, but rather an Islam inspired by the great Sufi thinkers, whose practice of religion was not bound by doctrine. To accomplish this, Meddeb returns to the doctrinal question of the text as transcription of the uncreated word of God and calls upon Muslims to distinguish between Islam's spiritual message and the temporal, material, and historically grounded origins of its founding scriptures. He contrasts periods of Islamic history - when philosophers and theologians engaged in lively dialogue with other faiths and civilizations, and contributed to transmitting the Hellenistic tradition to early modern Europe - with modern Islam's collective amnesia of this past.Meddeb wages a war of interpretations in this book, in his attempt to demonstrate that Muslims cannot join the concert of nations unless they set aside outmoded notions such as jihad and realize that feuding among the monotheisms must give way to the more important issue of what it means to be a citizen in today's post-religious global setting
Talismano by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Talismano is a hallucinatory journey through half-remembered, half-imagined cities--in particular, the city of Tunis, both as it is now, and as it once was. Walking and writing, journey and journal, mirror one another to produce a calligraphic, magical work ..."--Page 4 of cover
Phantasia : roman by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le personnage marche dans Paris, les sens aux aguets, l'esprit à l'affût, captant la sensation qui transfigure et l'idée qui illumine, à travers la saisie des objets qui fascinent en leur familiarité. Le moi, multiplié, est nommé dans l'ambivalance des pronoms. Comme pour situer le protagoniste dans la fragilité que procure l'insatiable quête de l'image féminine de la changeante Aya, possédée, imprenable
Histoire des relations entre juifs et musulmans des origines à nos jours by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Depuis les premiers liens entre les tribus juives d'Arabie et le Prophète Muhammad jusqu'aux récents conflits du Proche-Orient, en passant par les civilisations de Bagdad et de Cordoue sans oublier l'Empire ottoman, le monde perse et même l'espace européen, les relations tour à tour fécondes ou tumultueuses entre juifs et musulmans sont ici exposées et analysées en toute impartialité. Quelque cent vingt auteurs de tous pays ont participé à cette encyclopédie unique en son genre, dans un esprit d'interdisciplinarité qui permet de rendre compte des multiples facettes du sujet. Les difficultés du temps présent se trouvent ainsi réinterprétées à la lumière d'une histoire resituée dans la longue durée. Un ouvrage de référence richement illustré, à la fois clair et accessible, qui constitue un outil précieux pour une meilleure compréhension entre les cultures."--Page 4 of cover
Tombeau of Ibn Arabi ; and, White traverses by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abdelwahab Meddeb's 'White Traverses' is a poetic memoir of growing up in Tunisia which contrasts the country's Islamic and European influences. 'Tombeau of Ibn Arabi' is a series of prose poems that draws their inspiration from Ibn Arabi, and from Dante, who learned a poetry of sensual love from Arabi
Sortir de la malédiction : l'islam entre civilisation et barbarie by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in French and Italian and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printemps de Tunis : la métamorphose de l'histoire by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contre-prêches : chroniques by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En Europe et dans le monde, l'islam est aujourd'hui au carrefour de ses avancées et de ses archaïsmes, partagé entre ceux qui croient aux valeurs de la démocratie, de la liberté, de la création venue de l'homme, et ceux qui, aveuglés par leur fanatisme, les dénient au nom d'un mythique recours à ce qu'ils appellent la " souveraineté divine ". Dans ces Contre-prêches - qui sont tout sauf des prêches ! - Abdelwahab Meddeb montre que l'islam a déjà eu, dans sa culture et son histoire, les capacités, la force de rébellion et les audaces nécessaires pour assumer ses mutations. Cet examen critique l'aidera à entendre la raison libre quand elle réfute avec tranchant la foi qui prêche la servitude et assigne aux humains un destin sot et détestable. -- Back cover
L'exil occidental by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La plus belle histoire de la liberté by André Glucksmann( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les dits de Bistami : shatahât by Ṭayfūr ibn ʻĪsá Abū Yazīd Bisṭāmī( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blanches traverses du passé by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season of migration to the north by al-Ṭayyib Ṣāliḥ( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant Sudanese student takes his mix of anger and obsession with the West to London, where he has affairs with women who are similarly obsessed with the mysterious East. Life, ecstasy and death share the same moment in time.--Cover
Face à l'islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A. Meddeb évoque son enfance en Tunisie puis ses débuts en métropole ... En utilisant les liens méconnus entre l'Orient et l'Occident, il entend combattre l'intégrisme sur le double front de la culture et de la politique
Aya dans les villes by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La conférence de Ratisbonne : enjeux et controverses by Jean Bollack( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcolonialisme décentrement, déplacement, dissémination : [actes du colloque]( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instants soufis by Abdelwahab Meddeb( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The malady of Islam
Alternative Names
Abdelwahab Meddeb écrivain, poète et animateur de radio franco-tunisien

Abdelwahab Meddeb escriptor francès

Abdelwahab Meddeb escritor francés

Abdelwahab Meddeb Frans taalkundige (1946-2014)

Abdelwahab Meddeb französischer Autor und muslimischer Islamkritiker tunesischer Herkunft

Abdelwahab Meddeb French writer

Abdelwahab Meddeb traductor, locutor, historiador, poeta y profesor tunecino

Madabb, ʿAbd al-Wahhāb 1946-

Meddeb, Abdel Wahab 1946-2014

Meddeb, Abdelwahab

Meddeb Abdelwahab 1946-2014

Medeb, Abdelvehab, 1946-2014

Medeb, Abdulvehab

Medeb Abdulwahab 1946-2014

Muʾaddab, ʿAbd al-Wahāb al-

Muʾaddab, ʿAbd al-Wahhāb, 1946-2014

Muʾaddab, ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-

Muʾaddab ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al- 1946-2014

Muʾaddib, ʿAbd al-Wahhāb 1946-2014

עבד אל-והאב מדב

עבד אל-והאב מדב סופר צרפתי

المؤدّب, عبد الوهّاب

المؤدّب عبد الوهّاب 1946-2014

عبد الوهاب المدب

عبد الوهاب المدب كاتب فرنسي

عبد الوهاب المؤدب، 1946-

عبدالوهاب مدب

مؤدب، عبد الوهاب

مؤدب، عبد الوهاب 1946-2014

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TalismanoTombeau of Ibn Arabi ; and, White traverses