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Serjeant, R. B. (Robert Bertram)

Overview
Works: 142 works in 432 publications in 4 languages and 3,670 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Biography  Catalogs  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Translator
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Most widely held works by R. B Serjeant
Religion, learning, and science in the ʻAbbasid period by M. J. L Young( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five centuries of the 'Abbasid period (eighth to thirteenth centuries AD) were the golden age of Arabic literature. They saw the appearance not only of poetry and belles-lettres (which are covered in a previous volume), but also of an extensive body of writings concerned with subjects ranging from theology and law to history and the natural sciences. This volume of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature surveys the most important of these writings, including the literature of Sunnism and Shi'ism, Arabic philosophy, Sufism, Islamic law, grammar, lexicography, administration, historiography, mathematics, astronomy, astrology, geography, alchemy and medicine. It contains separate chapters on six of the greatest scholars of the Middle Ages, as well as on the Arabic literature of the Christians and Jews who lived under the rule of the 'Abbasid caliphate, and includes a study of one of the great cultural movements of the period, the translations from Greek into Arabic
The Islamic city : selected papers from the colloquium held at the Middle East Centre, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Cambridge, United Kingdom, from 19 to 23 July 1976 by Robert B Serjeant( Book )

14 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Portuguese off the South Arabian coast; Ḥaḍramī chronicles, with yemeni and European accounts of Dutch pirates off Mocha in the seventeenth century by R. B Serjeant( Book )

19 editions published between 1963 and 1974 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Customary and Shari'ah law in Arabian society by R. B Serjeant( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The society and legal systems of South Arabia, both ancient and modern, form the subject of this second collection of articles by Professor Serjeant. His approach has been to make a detailed study of modern social structures and legal customs and to relate these to what we know of ancient law and society. The traditional tribal society of the region, he argues, has preserved in its customary law and practice a very great deal that derives directly from the pre-Islamic period, whereas the shari'ah, the law of Islam, though stemming from the same sources, has often diverged significantly from it. An understanding of the modern situation, therefore, is of immediate relevance to the interpretation of pre-and early-Islamic society. Among the particular topics covered are the interplay between tribal affinities and religious authority, marriage legislation and the Frankish chancre (syphilis), and maritime customary law. From an ethnographic viewpoint, furthermore, these studies also record peoples and lifestyles that have been increasingly overwhelmed by contemporary events
Arabian studies by R. B Serjeant( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Arabian history and civilisation by Robert Bertram Serjeant( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabian and Islamic studies : articles presented to R.B. Serjeant on the occasion of his retirement from the Sir Thomas Adam's Chair of Arabic at the University of Cambridge by Robin Leonard Bidwell( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and Arabic and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ṣanʼāʼ : an Arabian Islamic city( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of misers : a translation of al-Bukhalāʼ by Jāḥiẓ( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Jahiz (AH 160/ AD 776 to AH 225/ AD 869) was one of the greatest exponents of Arabic prose of all time. His scholarship, the breadth of his interests, and his ability to express his ideas and arguments with vigour and humour were outstanding; The Book of Misers is his comical masterpiece, and one of the earliest works of fiction from the Islamic world
Islamic textiles; material for a history up to the Mongol conquest by Robert Bertram Serjeant( Book )

13 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Arabian hunt by R. B Serjeant( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and Arabic and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farmers and fishermen in Arabia : studies in customary law and practice by R. B Serjeant( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Miscellany of Middle Eastern articles : in memoriam Thomas Muir Johnstone 1924-1983 : professor of Arabic in the University of London 1970-82( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Saiyids of Ḥaḍramawt : an inaugural lecture delivered on 5 June 1956 by Robert Bertram Serjeant( Book )

8 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prose and poetry from Ḥaḍramawt by Robert B Serjeant( Book )

5 editions published in 1951 in English and Arabic and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society and trade in South Arabia by R. B Serjeant( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and Arabic and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handlist of the Arabic, Persian and Hindustani mss. of New college, Edinburgh by R. B Serjeant( Book )

6 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Portuguese off the South Arabian coast; Hadrami chronicles by R. B Serjeant( Book )

3 editions published between 1963 and 1974 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Ciudad islámica : comunicaciones científicas seleccionadas del coloquio celebrado en el Middle East Centre, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Cambridge, Gran Bretaña, del 19 al 23 de julio de 1976 by University of Cambridge( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in Spanish and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Religion, learning, and science in the ʻAbbasid period
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Arabian studiesStudies in Arabian history and civilisationThe book of misers : a translation of al-BukhalāʼSociety and trade in South Arabia
Alternative Names
Robert Bertram Serjeant British academic

Robert Bertram Serjeant orientalista scozzese

Sergeant, R.B.

Sergeant, Robert Bertram

Serjeant, Bob.

Serjeant, Bob 1915-1993

Serjeant, R. B.

Serjeant, R. B. 1915-1993

Serjeant, Robert Bertram.

Serjeant, Robert Bertram 1915-1993

Sirjant, Rūbirt Bīrtrām

Sirjant Rūbirt Bīrtrām 1915-1993

سيرجنت، روبرت برترام

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